Recipe: Two-Nuts Confections “Bunny Bark”
Makes approximately 1 ½ lbs. Bunny Bark
-1 pound white chocolate melting wafers (Wilbur® brand preferred) (substitute milk or dark chocolate wafers as preferred
-1 cup thin pretzel sticks, broken in half
-M&M’s brand peanut or regular chocolate in pastel colors (approximately 36 from a 12-ounce bag)
-1/2 cup each pink colored melting chocolate wafers and pastel green colored melting chocolate wafers
Line a 9 x 13 rimmed sheet pan with waxed paper. For thinner bark use 9 ¾ x 14 ¾. Place another rimmed sheet pan of the same size in the freezer.
Melt the white chocolate wafers over a pot of simmering water, whisking frequently until melted. (Alternatively you can melt the chocolate in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl at 70% power for about 4 minutes.) Take care as white chocolate will burn quickly.
Pour the melted chocolate over the prepared sheet pan; shake the pan and rap it on your work surface to evenly distribute.
Sprinkle the pretzel sticks over the chocolate and gently press down on the sticks until they are secure in the chocolate. (Have fun and make designs in v, t or triangular shapes, making sure to leave room for the peanut M&M’s.) Repeat the process with the peanut M&M’s. Place in the refrigerator for approximately 10-15 minutes to set up, or remove the sheet pan from the freezer and set the white chocolate pan on top of the frozen pan to help it set as you work.
Melt the pink and pastel green wafers in quart size freezer bags, heating the bags in the microwave. To prevent the wafers from burning, gather the wafers into a corner of the bag and insert the corner into a cup of water; microwave for approximately 1 minute. Remove the bag from the water and dry. Cut a small corner of the bag off and drizzle the chocolate from each bag over the white chocolate with pretzels and M&Ms. Alternatively, melt the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl and using the tip of a spatula drizzle over the white chocolate. Let that set in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes, or let set at room temperature about 1 hour. Cut the bark at room temperature with a sturdy sharp knife.
Bunny Bark with Chef Donna Desfor
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