Edible Art: How to Make Magical S’mores Bark

Check out these lazy bears swimming in a groovy swirly sea of pink, turquoise, and lavender. I want to jump in right now! Or are those bears sunbathing on Unicorn Beach on Planet Pretty in a galaxy far far away? Oh, it’s white chocolate bark! I’ll just go ahead and it eat it now then, thanks.

The idea for this candy treat came about when I found some of my toddler’s snacks scattered in an art supply drawer.  Thanks to that sneaky girl, I was inspired to create a swirly pastel dessert topped with sprinkles, marshmallows, and the culprit from the art bin- Teddy Grahams. When it turned out to be as yummy as it is fun to look at, I made more batches to gift in mason jars.  The tot had fun decorating them too!

The technique for creating the colorful swirls in this bark is similar to paper marbling.  Art History 101: To create the marbled effect, artists would take a tray of water, drop ink into the water to form circles, gently blow on it to create patterns, and then dip rice paper into the water to capture the image. This style is known as Suminagashi (floating ink.) In the 19th century, artist Tokutaro Yagi used a sliver of a bamboo to drag through the ink instead of blowing on it, taking the marbling style to a whole ‘nother level.

When creating the swirls in this bark, you’ll start with a white chocolate base, and drip dots or zigzag drizzle the melted candy melts over top. Then you can use your tool of choice (fork, toothpick, sliver of bamboo) to drag through the melts and create unique edible swirls.

Have fun altering the colors of the candy melts to your liking to create a unique gift.  Add black candy melts and silver sprinkles to create a galaxy look for sci-fi fans. Instead of pastels, use bright rainbow colors for a tie-dye look and gift this to a Grateful Dead-head. I’d love to hear what color combos you try, so let me know in the comments!

AuthorDawnReedCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins

 1 bag White Chocolate Chips
 1 bag Light Blue Candy Melts
 1 bag Pink Candy Melts
 1 cup Mini Marshmallows
 1 cup Teddy Grahams
 Pastel Sprinkles

1

Line a baking pan with parchment paper

2

Pour entire bag of white chocolate chips into microwavable bowl. Microwave according to package directions, and then pour onto parchment paper. spread out until its an even layer. (It's not necessary to spread it to the edge of the pan, that will make it to thin.)

3

Pour out entire bag of pink candy melts into microwavable bowl. Microwave according to package directions, and then pour in a zig zag pattern over the white chocolate.
Repeat with the blue candy melts, microwave according to directions, and pour over the remaining white chocolate in a zig zag pattern.

4

Use a fork or toothpick to draw swirly patterns in the melted candy. Over-mixing will turn it completely purple, so do it sparingly and you'll still have some pretty purple swirls with the pink, blue, and white.

5

Immediately place marshmallows, Teddy Grahams, and sprinkles all over the bark, pressing them lightly into the candy to ensure sticking.

6

Let it set, either a few minutes in the fridge, or about 20 minutes on the counter, and then it's ready to break into chunks.

Ingredients

 1 bag White Chocolate Chips
 1 bag Light Blue Candy Melts
 1 bag Pink Candy Melts
 1 cup Mini Marshmallows
 1 cup Teddy Grahams
 Pastel Sprinkles

Directions

1

Line a baking pan with parchment paper

2

Pour entire bag of white chocolate chips into microwavable bowl. Microwave according to package directions, and then pour onto parchment paper. spread out until its an even layer. (It's not necessary to spread it to the edge of the pan, that will make it to thin.)

3

Pour out entire bag of pink candy melts into microwavable bowl. Microwave according to package directions, and then pour in a zig zag pattern over the white chocolate.
Repeat with the blue candy melts, microwave according to directions, and pour over the remaining white chocolate in a zig zag pattern.

4

Use a fork or toothpick to draw swirly patterns in the melted candy. Over-mixing will turn it completely purple, so do it sparingly and you'll still have some pretty purple swirls with the pink, blue, and white.

5

Immediately place marshmallows, Teddy Grahams, and sprinkles all over the bark, pressing them lightly into the candy to ensure sticking.

6

Let it set, either a few minutes in the fridge, or about 20 minutes on the counter, and then it's ready to break into chunks.

Magical S’mores Bark

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