Nothing prettier than swirly mermaid white chocolate bark. Perfect as a sweet treat to snack on or have out for the kids!
Last year we had a party for my daughter at one of those bounce/trampoline places that seem to be popping up everywhere. I made cupcakes, a mini cake, and I made some chocolate bark.
I spent ages preparing everything and made the bark as a last-minute addition, and you know what? It ended up being the biggest hit of the entire party.
The kids, adults, and even my helper at the party place devoured the bark in just a couple of minutes, with many people asking for seconds and thirds.
This year, I decided I'd make a ton of chocolate bark in anticipation of it being devoured in much the same fashion.
We are doing a mermaid theme this year and her goody bags look like mermaid tails with shells in a tealy blue and pink, so I wanted to mimic it in the bark. I also found some cute sprinkles that looks kind of mermaidy that I wanted to add to the top.
And I also thought it'd be fun to share with all of you the white chocolate bark I am making. The process couldn't be any simpler to do.
How to melt chocolate
Usually, you can melt your chocolate using a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave at 50% power and heat the chocolate in 30-second increments, stirring well between each increment.
Personally, I love to do a double boiler method because I can see everything and it lessens the risk of accidentally heating too much in the microwave which happens a lot to white chocolate as it is more temperamental.
When it comes to chocolate, having control by using methods like the double boiler method helps to ensure you get consistently good results every time.
How to use the double boiler method to melt chocolate
- To do a quick double boiler, you just take a small saucepan filled only about an inch and a half with water. Heat it until it starts steaming a lot, but not quite at a boil.
- Turn off the heat and place a heatproof bowl on top of the saucepan. You need to make sure your bowl is big enough that it won't touch the water inside the saucepan.
- Add your chocolate to the bowl and stir it as it slowly begins to melt. Once it is about 90% melted, you can take the bowl off the saucepan and stir until the chocolate is fully melted.
How to make beautiful swirls
I started off with the white chocolate as I needed a bigger batch of it, and it doesn't matter if I use the same bowl to heat the other colors in the one I used for the white chocolate.
After melting the white chocolate, I set it aside and then melt some blue melting wafers followed by the pink.
Once they are all melted, I spread out the white chocolate so it is an even layer. The exact shape of the white chocolate doesn't matter too much as long as the layer isn't too thin.
Then I dolloped the other colors and used a knife to swirl gently. You don't want to swirl too much, or else the color will bleed and blend too much into the white chocolate and the other color(s) you use.
The white chocolate bark tends to dry fairly quickly, so I quickly drizzled the sprinkles on.
More Chocolate Bark Recipes
I've got you covered. You will love this pretzel toffee bark. My salted almond chocolate bark is a personal favorite. For the holidays, I always make this sweet and salted holiday bark. If you want something loaded with fun, try my munchies bark or my cookies and cream brownie bark.
White Chocolate Bark
- 24 oz white chocolate
- 8 oz blue white chocolate wafers*
- 8 oz pink white chocolate wafers*
- Lay out a large sheet of parchment paper over a baking sheet and set aside.
- Melt the white chocolate over a double boiler, then transfer to a separate bowl. Melt the blue white chocolate and place in another bowl. Do the same with the pink white chocolate.
- Spread the white chocolate over the parchment paper so that it is one even layer that is just a little thicker than ¼" thick.
- Dollop the blue and pink white chocolate all over the white chocolate randomly.
- Use a knife to swirl the the chocolate into a nice pattern.
- Quickly top your white chocolate bark with sprinkles. Set aside the bark to harden for about an hour under a fan, or for about 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
- Take a knife to cut the bark into single servings.