As a kid, I spent many a St. Patrick’s Day eve building elaborate ‘traps’ in the hopes of catching a leprechaun. I never did quite succeed, but maybe, just maybe, if I had made this easy Leprechaun Bark I would have. With a bounty of delicious candy, two kinds of chocolate, and a fresh minty flavor, it’s just as enticing as any pot of gold could be. And since it only takes ten minutes to make, it’s going to be much quicker than finding the end of a rainbow.
1 (12 oz) bag white chocolate candy melts
1 (12 oz) bag dark chocolate candy melts
1 teaspoon peppermint extract, divided
5-6 rainbow candy belts, chopped
1/2 cup mint M&Ms candies
Gold ball sprinkles
Rainbow confetti sprinkles
Line a 10×15-inch baking sheet with parchment paper.
In two separate bowls, melt the white chocolate and dark chocolate candy melts according to package directions. Stir 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract into each.
Pour white chocolate into a layer on parchment paper then smooth out with a spatula. Top with the melted dark chocolate melts and smooth out.
Lay rainbow candy haphazardly across the bark, then top with M&Ms, gold balls, confetti, and shamrock sprinkles. Work quickly as chocolate will harden fast.
Chill until hard, then break bark into pieces and serve. Enjoy!