Leprechaun Bark candy recipe is loaded with colorful and green, festive toppings. It’s a different flavor and texture in every bite, tastes great, and is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
Finding fun and tasty treats to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is always a little bit tricky because most of the St. Patrick’s day recipes are savory (or alcoholic). I mean, I’m all for those Guinness and Bailey’s recipes, don’t get me wrong. For the kids, it’s nice to find something green, non-alcoholic and sweet for them to enjoy. This Leprechaun Bark is gold.
This Leprechaun Bark is super easy to make and only requires just a little bit of your time. Kids can help make it and I promise you won’t feel like pulling your hair out at the end of it all. I do occasionally like to do fun things with my daughter from time to time, even though Mr. Wishes would tend to say I’m lazy. We all know kids love anything that has to do with candy, cookies and bright colors! Eliza is particular to pink and anything glittery. Heck, I’m an adult, and I like that stuff too.
Every piece of this Leprechaun Bark literally melts in your mouth! Plus, this homemade candy is absolutely adorable to look at. You kind of just have to smile when you look at it, much like my Leprechaun Bait.
Make some for the neighbors, make some for your friends, make some for your child’s teacher, or just eat it all yourself. But this white chocolate bark is completely sweet and a refreshing change of pace. Kids and adults alike will love it! It is such a tasty treat and perfect for sharing for St. Paddy’s Day! I love the colors and green swirls.
The best thing about holiday bark is that you can easily change out the toppings and color of candy for your favorite festive treats. You can change it completely so it’s good for another holiday (i.e. pink for Easter or Valentine’s Day or red for Christmas). I do also happen to have a Halloween bark (Candy Corn White Chocolate Bark) if you’re interested. It is very similar to this Leprechaun bark but uses Candy Corn. Definitely also check out my Easter Bunny Bark.
- Move quickly through steps 4-6 of the directions below. You do not want the chocolate to start to set before the toppings have been added or they will not stick. If the chocolate starts to harden before you complete the swirl or add the toppings, place the baking tray in the oven at 250F for 1-2 minutes.
- Store chocolate bark in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 10 days but it is best within the first couple of days.
Oh, and don’t be like me and forget to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. I’m notorious for that.
- 22 oz white chocolate
- 6 oz green candy melts
- 1/2 cup green chocolate covered candies M&Ms
- 2 TBSP gold sprinkles
- 2 TBSP green sprinkles
- Line a large baking tray with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and set aside.
- Melt white chocolate over a double boiler until smooth and no remaining lumps.
- While white chocolate is melting, melt green candy melts according to package instructions.
- Pour white chocolate onto the prepared pan and spread into a thin even layer using a spatula or knife.
- Immediately drop spoonfuls of green candy melts onto the melted white chocolate. Use a toothpick, knife, or skewer and swirl the drops of green candy melts to create a marbled/swirled effect.
- Evenly sprinkle the chocolate with the chocolate candies and sprinkles.
- Place the baking tray in the refrigerator for at least two hours to allow the chocolate to fully set. Once set, remove the block of chocolate to a flat surface and use a sharp knife, rolling pin or meat mallet to break into pieces. Enjoy!
- Move quickly through steps 4-6. You do not want the chocolate to start to set before the toppings have been added or they will not stick. If the chocolate starts to harden before you complete the swirl or add the toppings, place the baking tray in the oven at 250F for 1-2 minutes.
- Store chocolate bark in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 10 days.