This no-bake Easter Bark is layered with salty pretzels, crunchy cereal, sweet vanilla baking bark, and Easter candy. It’s an easy spring project to make with young kids (but adults will love it too).Feel free to customize this bark with any type of cereal and any of your favorite Easter candy!
Course: Dessert, Snacks
Keyword: Easter, kid-friendly, no-bake
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Half Sheet Pan
Microwave Safe Mixing Bowl
2cupsCadbury Mini Eggs(see note)
24ozVanilla Almond Bark
6cupsCereal(I used Rice Chex; see note)
Put Cadbury eggs in a sealed plastic bag and smash into pieces with a rolling pin or meat tenderizer. (Just do this enough to break apart the chocolate eggs into halves or quarters; if using a different type of candy, you can skip this step.)
Line a sheet pan with parchment or wax paper.
Place almond bark in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high until fully melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds once it starts to melt. (Note: When I’m making this with my kids, I place the bowl of melted almond bark inside a larger bowl that contains some warm tap water. This is not necessary, but will help the almond bark to stay melted for longer while you assemble everything.)
Spread pretzels out in a single layer on a sheet pan.
Use a spoon to drizzle about 1/2 of the melted almond bark over top of the pretzels so that every pretzel has a few lines of almond bark cutting across it.
Add cereal in a single layer. Drizzle with remaining melted almond bark.
Top with candy and sprinkles.
Transfer sheet pan to the refrigerator until bark is firm, 15 to 20 minutes.
Once firm, break the bark apart into pieces. (Part of the fun is that there will be some big and some smaller pieces.)
Store in a sealed container (in the fridge or at room temperature) for up to 5 days.
This recipe is completely adaptable. Use what you have on-hand. Any shape pretzels will work for the base. Any type of cereal is great in the cereal layer. Any type of candy will work on top (M&Ms are great!).