A little St. Patty’s Day treat that’s filled with “The Luck of the Irish”! Rainbow White Chocolate Bark Recipe with Little Pots of Gold!
Whether you have any Irish running through your veins or not there is one day that Everyone is Irish. St. Patrick’s Day!
How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? I’ve celebrated it in different ways over the years. Last year I happened to be in New York City on St. Patrick’s Day. That was interesting! There was definitely a lot of “Irish” going on in the city. Time Square was a sea of green!
Paul and I found a cool Irish pub, had some good traditional Irish food and a Guinness. Well Paul did. I’m not much of a beer drinker.
This year I’ll be running a Guinness 5k road race with a friend. After we’ll share a pint (or glass of cabernet) and watch the St. Patrick’s Day parade. I may be Polish but I will be Irish along with everyone else on St. Patty’s Day!
If you’re looking for a delicious St. Patrick’s Day treat it seems to be all about green and rainbows. As I was searching for delicious St. Patrick’s Day treats I came across this recipe for Marbleized Rainbow Chocolate Bark. I fell in love with the beautiful colors and loved how festive it was. Plus who doesn’t love chocolate! Package some pieces up in a clear plastic bag with some Rolos (little Pots of Gold) and you have the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat to share with your friends!
I loved how easy it was to make this Rainbow White Chocolate Bark Recipe. It only took me about 15 minutes to make and then another 10 to chill it in the fridge. The perfect quick and easy St. Patrick’s Day treat!
Rainbow White Chocolate Bark Recipe
- 2 ,12 ounce bags White chocolate chips
- 1/4 Cup each of assorted colored Candy melts ,I used pink, red, blue, green, purple, orange, and yellow
- 1 ,12 ounce package Rolo candy
- 7 teaspoons Coconut oil, or shortening ,1 teaspoon for each candy melt color.
- Line a large cookie sheet with wax paper and set aside.
- There a couple of ways you can melt your chocolate. The goal is to get all your different colored chocolates melted at the same time and to keep it soft and fluid. I chose to melt my white chocolate over a double boiler that way I could remove it from the heat but keep it over the warm water to keep it melted while I melted the candy melts in the microwave.
- The key to melting your white chocolate over a double boiler filled with water is to just fill the bottom pot with enough water but not have it touch the pot above it.
- Bring it to a boil then reduce the heat to low. Keep stirring your chocolate with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until it's smooth and there are no more clumps of chocolate.
- Remove from the heat and set aside while you melt your candy melts.
- Place about 1/4 cup of each candy melt color in each of their own small plastic baggies. Add about 1 teaspoon of coconut oil to each bag. (This will help keep your colored candy melts nice and fluid for when you marbleize it.
- Place one or two filled baggies in your microwave at a time. Start my heating on high for 30 seconds. Remove the baggies and squeeze with your fingers to mix the candy melt and oil together. Place back in the microwave for another 30 seconds. Remove and squeeze to mix again. If you still feel lumps of candy place back in the microwave for another 10 seconds. ( Be careful not to over heat or your candy may seize.)
- Once all of your chocolate and candy melts are melted, spread your white chocolate into your wax paper lined cookie sheet. Cut a small hole in the corner of each of your plastic baggies and drizzle each color over your white chocolate. (Use as much or as little of the colors as you like. I had a lot left over but I probably could have used more.) Make sure you get some all the way to the edges.
- Use a toothpick or skewer and drag the tip through the white chocolate and candy melts to swirl together. There's no right or wrong way to do it. Drag it back and forth, side to side, in a figure 8 motion, whatever you like.
- Once you're happy with your design pop the tray in the fridge to chill and harden. About 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from the fridge and carefully peel away the wax paper. Cut your chocolate with a knife or break with your hands. Try not to handle with your hands too long though or the chocolate will begin to melt.
- Place pieces in a clear plastic bag along with a few Rolos and tie with ribbon. I ended up with about 6 large baggies but you could also make smaller sized bags.
Recipe adapted from The View from Great Island
Give someone you love the “Luck of the Irish” with this Rainbow White Chocolate Bark Recipe!
Here are some more of my favorite candy recipes for you to try. Just click on the picture for the recipe.
Diane Lavoie says
I was lucky to have a bit o that Irish luck spread to me when you gave me that cute bag of sweets. It didn’t take long to empty it! great instructions by the way.