I am getting ready for taping the Creative Living with Sheryl Borden Show the first week of March. One of the projects I’m doing on the show is Candy Melt® “bark.” We did Patriotic Bark on the Wilton Public Television Show Bake Decorate Celebrate! season 6 using crushed peppermint, Wilton Cinnamon Drops, and Candy Melts® (red, white and blue).
Since Sheryl doesn’t feature seasonal projects on her show, I needed to come up with some other easy ideas. I was also interested in a more “sophisticated” look so I tried a more elegant combination of White Peppermint Pearls Favor Candy and Gold Pearlized Sugars in the dark cocoa and white Candy Melts®. By the way, I was in the Wilton Test Kitchen trying this.
As you can see I just placed some Candy Melt® disks into a disposable paper bowl.
Then melted the Candy Melts® on 50% power for 1 minute.
Stirred them so all of the Candy Melts® were melted and fluid. I did need another 30 seconds on half power for the amount I used. No, I did not measure.
Poured the white melted Candy Melts® into the dark cocoa
and lightly stirred.
And spread with a spatula to a thinner layer. Note…avoid stirring too much or you lose the marbling effect especially when combining dark cocoa with white. Using white and colors, there is not as much of an issue. If I were doing this for real, I would “serve” this to the family and make more with additional marbling. I would probably use 2 parts white to 1 part dark cocoa also.
Add Gold Pearlized Sprinkles. The new pearlized sprinkles are so dramatic.
On the other side I added some Peppermint Pearls.
Put in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes until it all hardens. Break apart into smaller serving sized pieces.