This year I am celebrating graduations in a big way…. I have 3 boys all graduating various grades. My oldest is graduating High School. My second oldest is graduating from 8th grade and my youngest is graduating from 5th grade. Since I love making holiday bark I knew I needed to make a graduation version. What better a way to show your joy of their accomplishments then with special graduation bark.
Bark has become my go to treat for all holidays because with just a change of the color chocolate you use and the sweet treats you sprinkle on, you have one incredibly festive treat.
Just looking at this bark makes me happy. You can imagine how happy I am once I take a bite!
I have used two different kinds of candy melts. If you happen to use the Wilton candy melts the directions on the back are perfect. If not I will tell you the perfect directions for melting your chocolate.
In a microwave-safe container microwave candy melts at 50% power or the defrost setting on your microwave. Melt for one minute to start. Remove and stir. Place back in the microwave for additional 30 seconds at 50% power. Remove and stir. Continue to do this in 30 second intervals until smooth and creamy. Remember less is better. You can help melt some pieces that are still not fully melted by stirring with a spoon. You do not want to over microwave your chocolate.
Directions for making your bark:
Pour your melted chocolate onto a piece of parchment paper. Spread it out to about the thickness you would like your bark to be. Quickly (before your chocolate starts to firm up) add your toppings to your chocolate. This is where you will want the kids to join in the fun.