I surprised my kids when they came home yesterday with these Easter Bunny Almond Bark Pretzels!
These would be great to make with your kids, though, as it’s almost all easy piping! As with most of our treats, these are simple to make using almond bark. They’re also a delicious way to celebrate Easter and spring. Placing their little chocolate bunny eyes was the most time consuming, though you could also pipe some chocolate in place instead.
To pipe the almond bark onto the pretzels, I used plastic bags with a tiny bit snipped off one corner. It’s actually a trick I learned from the Food Network and was so excited to be able to put it to use. I was even more thrilled with how well it worked! I felt like a professional for a brief moment.
A professional almond-bark-pretzel-filler.
The great thing about almond bark is that, once dry, you can shave and mold it however you want. To get more of a bunny face, I had to pick away a bit of the extra white bark and a few of the pink “ears” needed some separating, too. I mean, they’re all going to get eaten anyway, so don’t go to too much trouble. You need to make sure that you don’t move the bunnies until all the bark is set, however, or else their faces fall in. And those are the ones you eat before can notice.
- 1 24 oz package vanilla almond bark
- 1 bag mini pretzels
- mini chocolate chips
- pink food color
- Place ¼ of the almond bark in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second increments until just melted, stirring each time.
- Add 3 or 4 drops of food color to the bowl. Mix well. Pour into plastic storage bags. Make sure they're the kind of plastic bags with pointy corners. Snip just the tiniest end off one corner.
- Pipe the pink bark into the two "ears" for each pretzel.
- In a separate bowl, place ¼ more of the bark. Microwave until just melted. Leave white. Pour into a separate storage bag. Again, snip the tiniest end off one corner.
- Pipe the white bark for their faces.
- Before the white bark is set, apply 2 mini chocolate chip eyes in each. Or, melt some chocolate chips, add to another bag and pipe them on just like you did the bark.
- Let set until completely cool. About an hour. This one batch will make about 32 pretzels. Repeat for the rest of the bark.