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Easter Marshmallow Bark

Posted by on Mar. 31, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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 A friend posted this in another group,

        Easter Marshmallow Bark: Butter with a Side of Bread

1 bag white chocolate chips {12 oz}

3 cups mini rainbow marshmallows

about 1 TBSP shortening {optional, but it really makes the melting process easier!}

Easter sprinkles or other fun sprinkles for decor on top!

 

Easter Marshmallow Bark: Butter with a Side of Bread


Measure out 3 cups of marshmallows. Line an 8x11 glass dish or a half-sized cookie sheet {like I used!} with parchment paper.

Put white chocolate and shortening in a medium sized glass bowl. Melt chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute. Give it a small stir, then return to the microwave in 30 second increments, until chocolate melts completely when you stir it.

Easter Marshmallow Bark: Butter with a Side of Bread

Easter Marshmallow Bark: Butter with a Side of Bread


My bowl of chocolate took 2 minutes in the microwave. White chocolate looks like it's not all melted when in fact it really is. Stir it several times and make sure it really needs more microwave time before jumping the gun and just giving it more time. I usually have to stir mine for a good 30 seconds until it's really fully melted.

Melting white chocolate can be a little frustrating if you've never done it before. The reason is because white chocolate seizes easily. When chocolate seizes it actually looks like it's not melted yet, which prompts people to return it to the microwave, which makes the whole thing worse. Stir several times after each 30-second increment in the microwave. Many times you'll find that a good 20-30 seconds of stirring it around in the warm bowl will melt it the rest of the way! If you've had back luck with melting chocolate in the past, try adding shortening!

Easter Marshmallow Bark: Butter with a Side of Bread


After chocolate is melted, add marshmallows and stir to coat. You'll want to do this kind of quickly- be sure the chocolate coats the marshmallows well, but if you take too long the marshmallows start to melt, which you don't want.

Easter Marshmallow Bark: Butter with a Side of Bread


Transfer chocolatey marshmallows to your prepared pan. Using a rubber scraper, make sure marshmallows extend to the edge of the pan. Press down slightly to make it all somewhat even. Shake on any sprinkles you'd like to decorate the bark with.

Put in the freezer for about 20 minutes, until chocolate is set. You want to use the freezer so that it cools the mixture as quickly as possible- you don't want those marshmallows to melt!

Remove from the freezer and let sit on the counter to return to room temperature. Cut into pieces. If you use a cookie cutter, I suggest using a metal one and spraying the edges with cooking spray prior to cutting.

Easter Marshmallow Bark: Butter with a Side of Bread

I did these and they were quick and easy. I used shortening and didn't have any problem, except the sprinkles melted at first, so I waited a few minutes and then sprinkled again. I think they would be really cute with some Easter themed sprinkly thingies-you girls are so lucky having a professional here who knows all the appropriate technical names of things. lol.

         

          

          

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Luvmybooskies
by on Mar. 31, 2013 at 10:06 AM

My teeth hurt just looking at it lol.

SarahSuzyQ
by on Mar. 31, 2013 at 5:02 PM
This is a cute recipe. Would be fun to make for a party or something.

Great tips on melting white chocolate, it is very temperamental in my experience. I actually won't melt it in the microwave at all because it's too difficult... I use a glass bowl over top of a pan with a couple inches of boiling water.
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lizzig
by Ruby Member on Mar. 31, 2013 at 5:08 PM

 yuck!  but my kids would love it! ;o)

susieQ680
by on Mar. 31, 2013 at 5:22 PM

looks good

mamivon2
by Sandra on Mar. 31, 2013 at 5:26 PM

awww. the never ending diabetic coma recipes... lol.. my dd would love it

MamaMandee
by on Mar. 31, 2013 at 6:56 PM
I will have to do that for the party next year.
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SweetLuci
by on Mar. 31, 2013 at 7:19 PM

 I've melted it with the steam from boiling water too. For me, it's easier in the microwave, and adding the shortening is the trick. This was easier than I thought it would be.

Quoting SarahSuzyQ:

This is a cute recipe. Would be fun to make for a party or something.

Great tips on melting white chocolate, it is very temperamental in my experience. I actually won't melt it in the microwave at all because it's too difficult... I use a glass bowl over top of a pan with a couple inches of boiling water.

 

SarahSuzyQ
by on Mar. 31, 2013 at 7:26 PM
I've tried adding oils before, but not shortening. I'll keep that in mind.


Quoting SweetLuci:

 I've melted it with the steam from boiling water too. For me, it's easier in the microwave, and adding the shortening is the trick. This was easier than I thought it would be.


Quoting SarahSuzyQ:

This is a cute recipe. Would be fun to make for a party or something.

Great tips on melting white chocolate, it is very temperamental in my experience. I actually won't melt it in the microwave at all because it's too difficult... I use a glass bowl over top of a pan with a couple inches of boiling water.

 


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SweetLuci
by on Mar. 31, 2013 at 7:33 PM

 I also tried oils, but found it didn't really work very well. The shortening does.

Quoting SarahSuzyQ:

I've tried adding oils before, but not shortening. I'll keep that in mind.


Quoting SweetLuci:

 I've melted it with the steam from boiling water too. For me, it's easier in the microwave, and adding the shortening is the trick. This was easier than I thought it would be.


Quoting SarahSuzyQ:

This is a cute recipe. Would be fun to make for a party or something.

Great tips on melting white chocolate, it is very temperamental in my experience. I actually won't melt it in the microwave at all because it's too difficult... I use a glass bowl over top of a pan with a couple inches of boiling water.

 


 

Flaca43
by on Mar. 31, 2013 at 11:29 PM

 Oh how cool! I wish I saw this earlier.

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