As I was shopping in my local supermarket today, I saw a display of Easter candy – Cadbury eggs, peeps, and jelly beans. And then I saw Starburst jellybeans and I immediately added them to my cart, along with some little peeps! How could I resist?
Initially, I was thinking of making cupcakes decorated with jellybeans for Easter and then I came across this recipe for Jellybean Bark by Lindsay of Lee La La. Now Lindsay used white candy melts for her bark, but with spring, I thought I would brighten these up with a little burst of color by using colored candy melts.
And not only is this recipe easy to make but you only need three items to make it – parchment paper, candy melts, and jellybeans. No added shortening or butter like some of the other jellybean bark recipes. This recipe is also great if you have little ones that like to help out in the kitchen, since it requires no oven or stove top cooking.
1 bag of candy melts
1 bag of jellybeans (I used Starburst jellybeans)
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and pour half the bag of jellybeans on pan. Set aside.
Empty bag of candy melts into a large glass measuring cup, 2 cup or 4 cup size works well, or a microwave friendly bowl.
Heat candy melts in microwave, removing from microwave and stirring every 30 seconds until candy is thoroughly melted. *You don’t want them to burn.*
Once candy melts are melted, using a spatula, pour over jellybeans, spreading evenly. Place rest of jellybeans on top and place pan in refrigerator for 1 hour.
After bark is chilled, break into smaller pieces and enjoy, after all this hard work, you deserve it!
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