Do you want a quick, easy and fun way to add a little flair to your next cake or cupcakes? Or do you just want to impress the hell out of your friends? Summer vacation is right around the corner. Maybe you’ll soon have a house full of little ones looking to be entertained? I have the perfect recipe for you…White Chocolate Candy Bark.
Side note – If you’re a fan of the movie Office Space or want more information on flair, please watch this short video.
Now technically, white chocolate isn’t chocolate, but according to this article, I think the jury is still out. White chocolate doesn’t come directly from cocoa beans, but it does come from cocoa butter, which comes from the cocoa bean, so doesn’t that make it kind of chocolate? I’m not an expert, but I think if it comes from part of the cocoa bean, then it is acceptable to call it white chocolate. Whatever you call it, it’s delicious 🙂
You only need a few ingredients and no baking is required.
I grabbed whatever sprinkles I had and ended up only using the stars. I also used two different colors of Wilton Candy Melts, but feel free to use as many as you like. There are a lot of recipes out there for candy bark, but I got my inspiration for this recipe from the blog The View From Great Island. Her bark is much more colorful and I love it! I will definitely experiment with different color combinations.
In a small saucepan, fill with about 1 inch of water. Place a glass or metal bowl on top of the pan, but do not let the bottom of the bowl touch the water. This is an improvised double-broiler, which I do not have. If you have one, by all means use it. Add the entire bag of white chips and 1/2 teaspoon of canola oil to the bowl and turn heat on low to simmer. Do not let the water boil. Stir the chips occasionally until smooth and all lumps are gone.
At this point, you can microwave the candy melts. Place about 1/4 cup of candy and 1/4 teaspoon canola oil into a small bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. You can let the white chocolate hang out on the stove for a little bit, so it doesn’t harden while you are melting the candy, but be sure to turn off the flame.
Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet and pour the white chocolate onto the paper. Spread out evenly with an offset spatula or a spoon. It will be about 8 x 10 inches. You want to work quickly here. Now drop each color of the candy melts onto the white chocolate however you want. You can leave it like that or swirl the colors into the white chocolate with a toothpick. I swirled mine together. Once you are done with the melted candy, toss on your sprinkles and candy.
Place the baking sheet in the freezer for about 20 minutes to set. Cut into pieces and store in an airtight container. Candy will keep for about a week in the refrigerator or up to a month in the freezer. Enjoy!
White Chocolate Candy Bark
- 1 package (12 oz.) white morsels
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- Wilton Candy Melts
In a small sauce pan add about 1” of water. Place a glass or metal bowl on top, but be sure the bottom does not touch the water. Empty the bag of white chocolate chips and 1/2 teaspoon of canola oil into the bowl. Melt the chocolate over low heat and stir until smooth.
If using the Wilton Candy Melts, put about a 1/4 cup of each color into a separate bowl. Add 1/4 teaspoon canola oil to each color. Microwave in 30 seconds intervals and stir until smooth. Do this after the white chocolate has already melted. You can keep the white chocolate in the bowl over the hot water to keep it smooth while the candy melts. Be sure to turn the heat off.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. When chocolate is melted, pour onto the parchment paper and evenly smooth the surface with an offset spatula or spoon.
Use a spoon to scatter the melted colored candy melts over the white chocolate. Think Jackson Pollock! Swirl around with a toothpick.
Once you are done with your color candy melts, quickly add the sprinkles and candy. When you are happy with your masterpiece, put it into the freezer for about 20 minutes. Cut into pieces and enjoy!