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Cute DIY Easter Dessert Idea: Colorful Bunny Bark

This candy-loaded bunny-shaped chocolate bark recipe will brighten everyone’s Easter. The best part of this festive DIY dessert? It's deceptively easy.

Photo by: Heather Baird

Whether you're adding some extra love to your Easter baskets or just looking for a colorful DIY to try at home with your kiddos, this candy-loaded chocolate bunny bark is sure to brighten everyone’s day. The best part? It's easy! All this chocolate Easter bunny dessert recipe takes is a playful set of cookie cutters, a canvas of melted candy wafers, and a sprinkling of your favorite seasonal sweets, from neon jelly beans to pretty pastel nonpareils. Finish with a cellophane bag wrapper and a bit of ribbon and you’ve got an unbeatable homemade treat they’ll never believe is not gourmet. Let's hop to it!

Colorful Chocolate Bunny Bark Recipe

Yields five pieces

You will need:

Hint: Remove the candies from their packaging to ensure they're readily accessible.

A neatly organized spread of assorted unwrapped Easter candies

Step 1: Prepare the Easter candies

Chocolate melting wafers divided into bowls by color

Place each color of candy wafers into separate microwave-safe bowls. Heat each bowl in 30-second intervals until the candy is melted and can be stirred until smooth.

Step 2: Prepare the bunny-shaped cookie cutters with foil

Heather smooths out the foil on the inside of the cookie cutter

Lay a bunny cookie cutter in the center of a small sheet of aluminum foil. Fold and scrunch the foil tightly around the edges of the cookie cutter shape.

Using your finger, smooth the foil on the inside of the cookie cutter to ensure the chocolate will lay flat. Repeat with remaining shapes, then place the prepared cookie cutters on a baking sheet.

Step 3: Fill cookie cutters with melted, swirled candy wafers

Heather dollops multi-colored globs of melted candy wafers into her cookie cutters

Using spoons, dollop alternating colors of the melted candy wafers into the prepared cookie cutters.

Heather swirls the chocolate with a toothpick to create a marbled effect

Shake the baking sheet gently to level the melted chocolate. Using a toothpick, swirl the colors together to create a marbled effect.

Colorful candies are sprinkled into the melted chocolate

Step 4: Decorate with assorted Easter candies and refrigerate

The cookie cutters are left to set

Sprinkle your assorted candies on top of the melted chocolate. Once you're satisfied with the appearance of each figure, transfer the entire baking sheet to the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to set.

Step 5: Remove foil and cookie cutter

When the candy is firm, gently remove the aluminum foil and push the chocolate through the bottom of the cutter. If the bark won’t budge, gently bend the edges of the cookie cutter outward until the chocolate is released.

Finished chocolate bunny bark on display

For an extra-festive presentation, place the chocolate bunny bark in cellophane bags and tie with a ribbon—or nestle your treats directly inside an Easter basket.

All photographs by Heather Baird. 

Want more fun ideas for Easter? If you want more DIY treats, try these homemade chocolate surprise eggs or flower petal popsicles. Complement these goodies with some DIY fun and craft some no-sew Easter baskets for the whole family.

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Heather Baird

Heather Baird is an accomplished painter and photographer, but her passion is creating eye-popping, mouthwatering desserts. She writes about her adventures in the world of creative dessert-making on her award-winning blog, SprinkleBakes. She is the author of the new desserts book, Sea Salt Sweet, and her previous baking book, SprinkleBakes: Dessert Recipes to Inspire your Inner Artist was published in 2012. Heather lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with her husband Mark and two mischievous pugs, Biscuit and Churro.

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