Easter Candy Pretzel Bark

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Last year we got a ton of Easter candy. But this year, wow, I can’t believe how much candy every single member of my family got.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining. Easter candy is my favorite candy of all the candy. But now I’m overloaded…and I’ve been trying desperately to watch my weight.

In an effort to share my haul with the family (even though they have plenty of their own), I thought I would try my hand at pretzel bark. Easter Candy Pretzel Bark to be more exact. But the beauty of this recipe, is it can be ANY candy! [Tweet “Use up any extra candy making this Candy Pretzel Bark! Fun to make with the kids too!”]

If you have a ton of leftover Easter Candy, here is a fun thing to make with the kiddos!

You will need:

Twist Pretzels
Candy (I stuck with the chocolate-type candies, but you can add jelly beans or whatnot if you’d like, you weirdo.)
Parchment paper

1. Put parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

2. Lay out the pretzels in a single layer on the prepped paper.

Easter Candy Pretzel Bark
3. Prepare your candies. I chopped up some Reese’s peanut butter cups, chocolate eggs, and butterfingers. I kept them all separate, but feel free to mix everything together.

4. Melt some chocolate. I ended up using dark dove chocolate pieces, two hollow bunnies, Hershey’s kisses, and white chocolate chips. I melted each type separately at 30 second increments. Once the first chocolate was melted, I drizzled it on the pretzels. Using an off-set spatula, I spread the chocolate around. Repeat with the each type of chocolate. I did the white chocolate last so I could drizzle it decoratively.

5. Sprinkle your candies all over while the chocolate is still melted so they will stick.

6. Refrigerate for at least an hour.

7. Break into chunks and enjoy.
If you have any leftover candy lying around after a major holiday, you can easily make this delicious Candy Pretzel Bark!My daughter had a ton of fun helping me out with this. She got to unwrap a bunch of candy. And she liked watching me spread the chocolate. Lastly, she got to sprinkle the candy everywhere.

Do you have any big plans with your leftover Easter candy? Please share in the comments!!

March 30, 2016
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  • Reply Shelah

    What an awesome way to use up all those extra treats. I bet that your Easter Candy Pretzel Bark would freeze well, too, so we can enjoy our treats for months to come. Thanks for the recipe.

    March 30, 2016 at 8:26 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Freezing it is brilliant!!! Thank you, I hadn’t thought of that!

      March 30, 2016 at 8:39 am
  • Reply Theresa

    What a fun and delicious way to use Easter candy. It looks so elegant! Pinning.

    March 30, 2016 at 11:22 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you so much!!

      March 30, 2016 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Joanna

    This is such a good idea!!! Our Easter candy is haunting me.

    March 30, 2016 at 12:31 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Uh oh! Lol!! Thank you!!

      March 30, 2016 at 12:34 pm
  • Reply Stefanie / The Monarch Mommy

    This is brilliant! We have SO MUCH CHOCOLATE in the house right now and this is the perfect way to turn it into something even better.

    March 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you!! Yes!!! It is seriously so delicious!!

      April 2, 2016 at 8:35 pm
  • Reply CourtneyLynne

    Omg now this is my kind of treat!!! I really need to make this.

    March 30, 2016 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply Andria

    Yum! You always amaze me with the fun desserts you come up with! We hardly have any easter candy, no one bought the kids treats but us, so i only have myself to blame!

    March 30, 2016 at 9:49 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Well thank you!! Aw, bummer! Maybe you could try it after the next major candy holiday! ?

      March 30, 2016 at 10:02 pm
  • Reply Bev

    Ooh yum looks tasty. I don’t celebrate Easter, but the candy is delicious (when I was little, my babysitter brought me a huge Easter basket — unfortunately for me the holiday always seemed to fall during Passover, so I wasn’t allowed to eat any of it until about a week later!).

    March 31, 2016 at 3:29 am
  • Reply Tamara

    The perfect combination of sweet and savoury.

    March 31, 2016 at 1:03 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Agreed!! I love salt with my sweets!!

      March 31, 2016 at 1:15 pm
  • Reply Kimberly Cox

    This looks so delicious 🙂 I really need to try this out sometime 🙂

    March 31, 2016 at 6:37 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      You should-it’s ridiculous!!

      March 31, 2016 at 6:38 pm
  • Reply Jules Ruud

    Going forward I am going to overstock on all Easter and holiday candy just to make bark with the leftovers. Yum!

    March 31, 2016 at 7:37 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Hahaha!! Sounds like a good plan!

      March 31, 2016 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    This sounds like a really great way to make use of all that extra candy!! I may need to try this for Halloween 🙂

    April 1, 2016 at 9:14 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      I’m definitely going to do this for Halloween too!

      April 1, 2016 at 9:42 am
  • Reply Jennifer Corter

    Okay, this looks completely delicious. I have to try to make this!

    April 3, 2016 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    Such a wonderful use for Easter candy, thanks for the tip.

    April 3, 2016 at 4:45 pm
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