This deliciously Loaded M&M, Malteser & Oreo Easter Bunny Bark is packed full of Malteser Bunnies, solid chocolate eggs, Crispy M&M Speckled Eggs & Oreos… a chocoholics dream!
Woo hoo! Can you believe that it’s less than a month until Easter. I am so excited!! It’s definitely the best time of the year for a chocoholic like me! I’m the kind of person who gets really excited when I see easter eggs in the supermarket (even when everyone else is shaking their heads and tut-tutting that Christmas is only just over). Well, I say that any excuse to eat Easter eggs is a good one… regardless of the time of year!
Last week I asked everyone on the Bake Play Smile Facebook page whether they preferred Malteser bunnies or Cadbury Creme Eggs. I personally love Malteser bunnies, but I was thinking that Creme Eggs would be everybody else’s chocolate of choice… but boy was I wrong! Sure there were a few Creme Egg lovers out there, but pretty much EVERYONE said that they loved Malteser bunnies. And so, because I think you’re all totally amazing and I love you to bits, I decided that I would experiment with a few Easter recipes using Malteser bunnies (because it’s SUCH hard work to potter around in the kitchen cooking with my favourite chocolate and taste testing every few seconds!).
So the first of my Easter recipes using Malteser bunnies – and a whole heap of other yummy stuff – is this Loaded M&M, Malteser & Oreo Easter Bunny Bark. I love making chocolate bark because it’s kinda like the most legitimate excuse ever to throw a whole heap of chocolate on top of more chocolate and say that you’ve created some kind of amazing treat. How brilliant!
If you’ve never made chocolate bark before, I highly recommend you do. Possibly the best part about making chocolate bark (apart from the therapeutic benefits of chopping up chocolate… it’s seriously really fun!), is that you must, MUST play the whole, ‘1 for me, 1 for the bark’ game while you make it. Best. Game. Ever.
But let’s stop being all airy-fairy and get down to the serious stuff (umm… actually I’m not quite sure how serious chocolate Easter Bunny Bark can get, but let’s see). In this version of my Loaded Easter Bunny Bark, I used Malteser bunnies, mini Oreos, Malteser mini eggs and M&M crispy speckled eggs on top of a layer of white chocolate. I chopped up all of the goodies so that they were easier to spread out and place onto the white chocolate.
A little note of warning… cutting up little round speckled M&M eggs is one of the funniest things ever. Funny in a ‘running around the kitchen chasing the eggs as they roll away kind of way’. When you’ve finished decorating your bark, pop it into the fridge to set completely. Using a large, sharp knife, cut the bark into big chunks. If you’re a really lovely, generous person, then this makes a great Easter gift…. but please, please, please make sure you keep a little bit for yourself!
Do you love Malteser bunnies too? I think if there was a Malteser bunny addiction, I would be diagnosed (quite happily mind you) with it!
- 350g good quality white chocolate
- 3 Malteser bunnies, chopped
- 8 Malteser mini solid eggs, chopped
- 1 cup M&M Crispy Speckled Eggs, chopped
- 50g mini Oreo's, chopped
- Roughly chop the Malteser bunnies, solid eggs, Speckled Eggs and Oreos and set aside.
- Line a flat baking tray with baking paper.
- Melt white chocolate in the microwave on 50% power for 2-3 minutes (stirring with a metal spoon every 30 seconds until just melted). *Please note that you could also melt the chocolate using a double boiler on the stovetop.
- Pour the white chocolate onto the baking paper and spread out using a spoon (it doesn't matter if the edges aren't even).
- Place the chopped Malteser bunnies, solid eggs, Speckled Eggs and Oreos over the top of the white chocolate.
- Place the tray into the fridge to set completely
- Using a large, sharp knife, cut the chocolate bark into pieces.
- Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days (the Oreos will soften slightly over this time).
1. Chop the Malteser bunnies, solid eggs, Speckled Eggs and Oreos and set aside.
2. Line a flat baking tray with baking paper.
3. Place the white chocolate into the TM bowl.
4. Grate on Speed 10 for 5 seconds.
5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
6. Melt chocolate on 50 degrees, Speed 3 for 3 minutes or until melted (scrape down the sides of the bowl halfway through cooking).
7. Pour the white chocolate onto the baking paper and spread out using a spoon (it doesn’t matter if the edges aren’t even).
8. Place the chopped Malteser bunnies, solid eggs, Speckled Eggs and Oreos over the top of the white chocolate.
9. Place the tray into the fridge to set completely
10. Using a large, sharp knife, cut the chocolate bark into pieces.
11. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days (the Oreos will soften slightly over this time).