Rainbow bark candy is an easy and colorful treat to make for your next happy event. Save this recipe for St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, unicorn parties, or any other event that needs a blast of sprinkly sweets.
Of course, you don’t need to throw a party to make rainbow bark. Bark candy recipes are fun to make with the kids, make a delicious movie night snack, and are cute to give as gifts or add to goody bags.
Colorful DIY Rainbow Bark Candy
If unicorn bark candy isn’t colorful enough for you, here we have rainbow bark. My initial idea was to make this a candy for St. Patrick’s Day, but the end result is perfect for any celebration.
Now that I’m older, I often think back to how magical my Grandma made each and every holiday for me. Even holidays like St. Patrick’s Day that aren’t always so widely celebrated, she would have some kind of little candies or treats to make the day special.
I have so many heartwarming memories from childhood thanks to my Gram’s thoughtfulness. Quick and easy candy recipes like this one let me conjure up that childhood happiness that I wish I would have soaked in more now that I miss her so very much!
Why you will love Rainbow Candy Bark
- Quick and easy: This is an easy candy recipe that’s ready quickly and suitable for candy-making beginners.
- Colorful and fun: The bright colors and sprinkles of this candy make it an excellent addition to any dessert table.
- Versatile: Easily change the colors, types of sprinkles, and other add-ins to your liking.
- Great for gifting: Pieces of bark candy look great in little cellophane bags to give as homemade food gifts. Add it to birthday goody bags, or any other gift basket type presents.
- Make in advance: Rainbow sprinkle chocolate bark can be made ahead of time, making it a great option for busy schedules or last-minute events.
Rainbow Bark Candy Ingredients
Here’s what you need to make this rainbow candy recipe. The measurements are in the recipe card below.
- Bright pink candy melts
- Yellow candy melts
- Vibrant green candy melts
- Royal blue candy melts
- Lavender candy melts
- Rainbow candy stars
- Rainbow jimmies
- Silver cake sequins
Rainbow Chocolate Bark Recipe Directions
Step One: Gather the Materials
To begin, gather a baking sheet, parchment paper, resealable sandwich bags, and the candy melts.
Step Two: Prep
Prepare your baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. Set it aside.
Step Three: Divide
Divide the candy melts into separate resealable sandwich bags, leaving them open for now.
Step Four: Melt
Place all bags into the microwave and microwave on 50% power for 60 seconds. Knead each bag, then repeat the process until the candy melts are fully melted and smooth. If some colors seem to melt quicker than others, you can microwave them for an additional 30 seconds at 50% power.
Step Five: Create
Once the candy melts are fully melted, seal each bag shut and snip the tip of one color. Add dollops of melted candy in random places on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all bags are empty and all colors are on the baking sheet.
Drag a knife into the melted candy to swirl and spiral the colors. Add your desired toppings such as rainbow jimmies, candy stars, and silver sequins.
Step Six: Cool and Harden
Allow the candy to stand for an hour to harden or refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Step Seven: Break
Once hardened, score the candy bark with a sharp knife and break it into pieces.
Step Eight: Enjoy!
Serve and eat or store to enjoy later.
What Else to Serve
Recipe Swaps and Variations
Toppings: Instead of sprinkles, you can use other toppings such as nuts, dried fruits, or crushed cookies.
Chocolate: If you don’t want the bark to be all candy melts, you can use white chocolate and then swirl the candy melts in.
Melting: If you don’t want to melt the candy melts in the microwave, you can use a double boiler or a Wilton Melting Pot.
Layering: Instead of swirling the colors, you can create different layers. Let each color harden before adding the next.
Kitchen Tools Needed
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Ziploc sandwich bags, a double boiler, or melting pot
- Spatula or knife
Store the rainbow candy at room temperature in an airtight container for up to two weeks. If you live in a warm climate or use any perishable toppings, store it in the refrigerator.
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Recipe Notes and FAQ
How can I make sure the candy melts are smooth?
To ensure smooth candy melts, be sure to stir the candy or knead the bags every time you reheat it in the microwave. This will prevent any hot spots from forming and will help the candy melt evenly.
Is this a difficult recipe to make?
No, this is not hard to make, but you do have to work quickly to keep the candy melts from hardening. The different colors of candy melts will harden as they sit, so squeeze each one onto the sheet quickly.
- 1/2 heaping cup bright pink candy melts
- 1/2 heaping cup yellow candy melts
- 1/2 heaping cup vibrant green candy melts
- 1/2 heaping cup royal blue candy melts
- 1/2 heaping cup lavender candy melts
- rainbow candy stars
- rainbow jimmies
- silver cake sequins
- Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Place each color of candy melts into a separate resealable sandwich bag, but do not seal shut. Place all bags into the microwave and microwave on 50% power for 60 seconds. When cooking is complete, knead each bag. Return to the microwave, heating at 50% power for 60 seconds and kneading until smooth.
- Some of my colors seemed to melt quicker than others and I'm not sure why. If your candy melts just need a little more, place them into the microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power.
- Seal each bag shut and snip the tip of one color and add dollops onto the prepared baking sheet in random places. Repeat until all bags are empty and all colors are on the baking sheet. Drag a knife into the melted candy to swirl and spiral the colors. Sprinkle with rainbow jimmies, candy stars, and silver sequins.
- Let stand for an hour to harden or refrigerate for 15 minutes until hard.
- Score the candy bark with a sharp knife and break apart. Serve immediately or cover and store at room temperature.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 0gSugar: 27gProtein: 0g
Nutrition facts are an estimate only.
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