EASY EASTER MARSHMALLOW DESSERT

Easter Marshmallow Bark is one of my favorite Easter desserts! Just 4 ingredients and a few minutes to make this cute and festive Easter treat. Everyone enjoys our Easter Marshmallow Bark!

Easter Marshmallow Bark is an Easter dessert that everyone loves! I love that it’s made in minutes and trust me, both adults and kids love this treat. I took it to a family dinner thinking the kids would go crazy after seeing it. They did! I mean, can you blame them, it’s super cute?! I ate a piece and then pretty soon the adults joined in. YUM. It’s a simple recipe that just tastes good.

I used a metal cookie cutter to make them Easter egg shaped– you can use another metal cutter for a different shape, or simply cut them into squares, like I’ve shown below. I think little bunnies or flowers would also be darling.

Easter Marshmallow Bark is one of my favorite Easter desserts! Just 4 ingredients and a few minutes to make this cute and festive Easter treat. Everyone enjoys our Easter Marshmallow Bark!

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How to melt white chocolate to make this Easter Dessert:

  1. Place white chocolate in a glass or ceramic bowl. These bowls retain heat better, making it easier to melt the chocolate.
  2. Melt chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. Let it sit in the microwave, untouched, for 2 minutes.
  3. Gently stir the chocolate. If it’s not fully melted, return it to the microwave for 15-20 seconds, letting it sit again before stirring.
  4. 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 gently 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.

Why does chocolate seize?

Melting white chocolate can be a little frustrating if you’ve never done it before. The reason is because white chocolate seizes easily. The most common culprits are water and overcooking. I don’t EVER use water to help chocolate melt. When chocolate seizes due to overcooking, it actually looks like it’s not melted yet, which prompts people to return it to the microwave and makes the whole thing worse. The result is a clumpy, grainy mess!

Here are a few tips for preventing chocolate from seizing:

  • Follow the steps I’ve outlined above to melt chocolate SLOWLY.
  • Add a small amount of shortening to the chocolate.
  • If your chocolate is showing beginning signs of seizing, melt 1/2 tsp shortening in a separate bowl and gently stir into your chocolate. If it’s smoothing out, you can add another 1/2 tsp of shortening.

Easter Marshmallow Bark is one of my favorite Easter desserts! Just 4 ingredients and a few minutes to make this cute and festive Easter treat. Everyone enjoys our Easter Marshmallow Bark!Easter Marshmallow Bark

  • 1 12-oz bag white chocolate chips
  • 3 cups mini rainbow marshmallows
  • about 1/2 TBSP shortening {optional, but it really makes the melting process easier!}
  • Easter sprinkles or other fun sprinkles for decor on top!
  1. Measure out 3 cups of marshmallows. Line an 8×11 glass dish or a half-sized cookie sheet {like I used!} with parchment paper.
  2. Pour chocolate chips into a glass or ceramic bowl and microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. Let sit 2 minutes. Gently stir and add another 15-20 seconds if chocolate isn’t fully melted.
  3. Add marshmallows and stir to coat.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.

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Easter Marshmallow Bark

Easter Marshmallow Bark is one of my favorite Easter desserts! Just 4 ingredients and a few minutes to make this cute and festive Easter treat. Everyone enjoys our Easter Marshmallow Bark!

Ingredients

  • 1 12- oz bag white chocolate chips
  • 3 cups mini rainbow marshmallows
  • about 1/2 TBSP shortening {optional but it really makes the melting process easier!}
  • Easter sprinkles or other fun sprinkles for decor on top!

Instructions

  1. Measure out 3 cups of marshmallows. Line an 8x11 glass dish or a half-sized cookie sheet {like I used!} with parchment paper.
  2. Pour chocolate chips into a glass or ceramic bowl and microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. Let sit 2 minutes. Gently stir and add another 15-20 seconds if chocolate isn't fully melted.
  3. Add marshmallows and stir to coat.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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 is one of my favorite Easter desserts! Just 4 ingredients and a few minutes to make this cute and festive Easter treat. Everyone enjoys our Easter Marshmallow Bark!

Easy Easter Marshmallow Bark - Butter With A Side of BreadEaster Marshmallow Bark is one of my favorite Easter desserts! Just 4 ingredients and a few minutes to make this cute and festive Easter treat. Everyone enjoys our Easter Marshmallow Bark!

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  2. This marshmallow bark is the cutest things I&#39;ve seen in a long time!!! I love this idea and how you cut them into egg shapes, too. I&#39;ve always secretly loved the pastel-colored, fruity mini marshmallows anyways, but I&#39;ve never added them to a recipe. I can&#39;t wait to try this out!! Adorable!<br />Blessings,<br />Leslie

  3. So Cute!!! I have never had a problem melting white choc (I just use the medium setting instead of the usual high with the 30 second increments), and I loath shortening, so I think I will give them a go without! Oh the kids will love you. 😉 (And I&#39;m gonna pretend like I won&#39;t be eating them – or watching the other adults gorge themselves on them either!)<br />Thanks! Happy munching.<br /

  4. So adorable! My niece and nephew would love these!! Thanks for sharing!<br /><br /><a href="www.sarahlynnssweets.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow">~Sarah Lynn @ Sarah Lynn&#39;s Sweets</a>

  5. Oh my goodness! This looks SO good. Thanks for linking up with &quot;Try a New Recipe tuesday&quot; I hope you will be able to join us again this week! 🙂

  6. Super cute Recipe! I am going to make them for Easter for sure! Not as huge of fan of white chocolate as my husband is, so I am going to try them in dark chocolate too. Wonder how the colorful marsh&#39;s will fair …. hmm. <br />Thanks for the recipe! One thing is for sure, My kids and parents will LOVE them! who dosent love Marshmallows?

  7. This looks awesome! I have found that 2 TBSP of heavy cream per 6 – 8 oz of white chocolate helps it melt as well, and it is a nice alternative to shortening. Can&#39;t wait to try this recipe 🙂

  8. Re-posted this awesome recipe on my FB page-https:www.facebook.com/collegesavingsdolls<br />This is also a great dorm room recipe for college kids &amp; it&#39;s Gluten Free to boot-HOME RUN!<br />Thanks-<br />Sarah<br />

  9. I just made this for an Easter playdate I&#39;m hosting tomorrow for the kiddos, and it was super easy and super cute! Thank you so much for sharing!<br /><br />But wanted to share for those who don&#39;t like white chocolate, the &#39;white chips&#39; are not white chocolate chips, they are vanilla flavored chips (like the almond bark)…Either way, this is delicious!<br />

  10. This looks amazing and so very easy! I will have to make these for tomorrow! (EASTER FRIDAY!) They look like they would go great with some buttery hot cross buns!

  11. I made this last night for my family&#39;s Easter dinner today. It took like five minutes, tops. The most complicated part of the process was hitting the buttons on the microwave. IT WAS AWESOME. Thank you so much.

  12. These do look yummy and cute!<br /><br />But can I make a suggestion for your blog? Rethink your ads. I was just forced (literally, I couldn&#39;t make it go away or stop) to watch a 2.5 minute ad about Walt Disney World before I was allowed to see the recipe page. Not cool.<br /><br />

  13. i don'[t like bothering with the microwave when it comes to melting chocolate. I always put mine in a pan and melt it
    in a warm oven for 25 minutes. It takes longer but I don’t have to pay attention to it while it’s melting and I can be off
    doing other things. I only stir it when I bring it out of the oven, I learned this in a cooking class many years ago.

    MaryLin

  14. This is the perfect treat for my nephew’s class. There is an egg, peanut and gluten allergy. I am making these for Dr. Seuss day as Truffula Trees.

  15. Hi there! I am wanting to use this as one of my “Five Favorite Easter Things” post on my blog. I was wondering if I could use the picture you have provided, I of course, will caption that it is your photo and I will link to your page. Thank you

    • They last for a while in a closed container- I’d say a week to even 10 days. Ours never seem to last that long though!

  16. I hope you’re making lots of ad revenue from your website, because forcing us to watch 4 different commercials in order to view a one minute video is absolutely ABSURD. I will not be sharing your website with others.

    • I apologize! It’s being changed. It didn’t use to be like this, I’m not sure how the settings were altered. I know it’s difficult to watch videos- I am changing it ASAP!

    • Hi Ashley! It really depends on how big your cookie cutters are. The ones I used in the photo are BIG- around 2″x3″ and they were a bit much for small children. The recipe made about 6-7 of those large Easter eggs. The adults happily ate all the scraps. 😉 I make them now with a small 1.5″ Easter egg and it makes about 15-20, with smaller scraps.

  17. Very yummy & easy to make, but the 12 oz of white morsels weren’t nearly enough. I ended up using two 12 oz bags to fill in around the marshmallows so they wouldn’t crumble! (Bag & a half with shortening woul Work too!)

    • Hi Michelle! I prefer it with just 1 bag of chocolate chips (we love marshmallows!!) but I’m glad you made it work for you!

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