Feb 262017

If you’re looking for an easy, fun snack idea for St. Patrick’s Day, this recipe for Leprechaun Bark aught to do it.  It’s colorful and has a great mix of flavors in every bite. My kids love when I make this for them and yours will, too. Leprechaun bark makes a great after-school snack or pack it up and save it for dessert after your boiled dinner on St. Patrick’s Day.  Either way, it’s sure to be a big hit.

Leprechaun Bark

(Yields: 10 X 15 pan)

Here’s what you need:

  • 12 oz bag Wilton dark cocoa candy melts
  • 5-6 Air Heads Xtreme rainbow sour strips
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup mint M&M’s candies
  • multi-colored confetti sprinkles
  • gold ball sprinkles

Here’s what you do:
1. Line a 10 x 15 baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2. Add the dark cocoa candy melts to a double boiler pan, under low/medium heat. Stir occasionally until melted and smooth.

3. Pour the melted chocolate on to the parchment-lined baking pan and smooth out evenly with a rubber spatula.

4. Lay the rainbow pieces randomly on top of the bark, going different directions. Add the mini marshmallows and green M&M’s candies on top. Lastly, sprinkle the multi-colored confetti and gold balls all over the chocolate. You will have to sprinkle rather quickly as the bark begins to harden within 5 minutes.

5. Chill for 1 hour to allow the bark to completely harden.

6. Once chilled, break into pieces and serve. HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

* Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Look at how cute this Leprechaun Bark is!

If you need a festive dessert that you can whip up easily, this Leprechaun Bark fits the bill for sure.  It seriously could not be easier to make.

Do you plan on making a batch of Leprechaun Bark for St. Patrick’s Day this year?

  101 Responses to “Leprechaun Bark”

  1. First of all I love how colorful this bark is! Second of all I love how easy it is to make and third of all I love that it is the perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day!

  2. Oh this is just amazing! As an Irish person I’m surprised I’ve never seen Leprechaun Bark before. Definitely going to make some for myself and my boys. Pinning! 🙂

  3. That leprechaun bark looks awesome! It all fits together perfectly but I think it’s the airheads rainbow strips that totally pull it together.

  4. I’ve made Christmas Bark, Easter Bark, etc, but I’ve never made Leprechaun Bark. This is the cutest bark ever. I love the rainbows!

  5. WOW! I know my girls would simply love to try this. What an amazing way to bring together so many different types of candy. I will have to try this myself!

  6. I’m a simple person. I see chocolate I press like. This would actually be a good dessert for the holidays.

  7. I’m a simple person. I see chocolate I press like. This would actually be a good dessert for the holidays.

  8. I love this! It’s so cute, and it’s so easy to make. I can’t wait to try this. Thanks!

  9. I always love the ideas that you come up with! This one would be fun to do with the kids and will probably all get eaten within about five minutes LOL.

  10. This adorable and looks so delicious! I am saving for next year when my little one is a little older and would enjoy it. Thanks for the cute idea!

  11. Ok – this is gold, baby! haha! Love how easy it is to make and the creativity of it with the colors is fabulous!

  12. That looks like a really fun and easy recipe. I’ll bet it is very tasty too!

  13. Bark is such an easy treat to make. Plus you can add anything for the toppings depending on the holiday. Peppermint bark would be great for St. Patrick Day.

  14. I love this! I love bark at Christmas time and love this idea of turning it into a St. Patrick’s Day treat!

  15. it looks so delicious. i love mnms. i like those rainbow colors.

  16. This is such a unique and delicious treat for St. Patrick’s day. I am sure this will be a hit not only with the children, but with the adults as well. The ingredients are simple and easy to find, plus the steps are so easy to follow. Making this to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

  17. I love how colorful this is. I’m going to get my kids in the kitchen to make this.

  18. Ummm, at Christmas time it’s peppermint bark and I love this idea for leprechaun bark, it looks so delicious and I love the marshmallow and chocolate combination.

  19. Wow..beautiful and colorful sweet that either kids or adults love to enjoy. Love the idea to mix different candies!

  20. What a fun idea, and would be great to surprise the kids with this. We usually have a little scavenger hunt so this would be at one of the stops.

  21. What a fun treat to make. This looks like a recipe that everyone will enjoy and it’s easy enough to make that somebody like me who isn’t good at baking can make it .

  22. The leprechaun bark looks really delicious with a mix of chocolates and airheads. This does make a really great dessert.

  23. I have to admit any time I see a recipe with parchment paper I get intimidated but the bark looks so good I may try and get over this fear and make it.

  24. This recipe looks and sounds so yummy. Thank you for sharing the recipe and all the step by step photos, I loved it!

  25. This looks like a fun candy for St. Patrick’s Day! My daughter would love it because of the Airheads extreme. She loves anything sour lol.

  26. I have never tried to make a bark for St Partrick’s Day. The recipe looks so easy! I have to try this out.

  27. I love making fun barks! This leprechaun bark looks so great to serve as a St. Patrick’s Day treat.

  28. This is super adorable! I need to remake this one night for a fun treat for the kids.

  29. Im sorry, this is way tooooo sweet for me and not sure if my stomach could muster it. 20 years ago maybe. He he. Seeing lots of ideas recently regarding candy/sweets and st paddys day stateside (im from the UK) and love to see what its like on how people celebrate and pretend to be irish on this day 😀

  30. Peppermint Bark during Christimastime is my favorite so I love it that you have a Leprechaun Bark for St. Paddy’s day! Thanks for the recipe!

  31. This is so fantastic! My daughter would love to make this, thank you!

  32. Oh my !! your a genius! My nephew is going to LOVE this!!! its so colorful! I really like the tiny gold sprinkles! Thanks for sharing! Def doing this for St. Patricks Day

    • Not sure if you’ve ever done a scavenger hunt with your nephew but it’s super fun. I’m going to make this bark and add it to one of our scavenger spots.

  33. I hadn’t come up with any Leprechaun treats but my kids would enjoy this. I have almost all of the ingredients already.

  34. I am so in love with this sweet treat. As a huge fan of rainbows, this bark makes me all kinds of happy!

  35. This is such a cute idea! I love how colorful it is and it looks really good! It would be a perfect treat for kids or even coworkers for St. Patrick’s Day!!!

  36. I think this bark is so cute! Those rainbow candy strips are super cute.

  37. I love how festive this bark is. I am sure it tastes delicious too.

  38. This is so cute and fun! I also love how simple it is to make. It’s got all my favorite candy goodies!

  39. I also love that this can be made nut free. Perfect for the kids at my kid’s school.

  40. I can not wait to make this with the kids this weekend. It looks so yummy. I am sure it will be a big hit.

  41. This Leprechaun bark looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to grab the ingredients I need this week.

  42. There are few green desserts that look appealing to me. I’m impressed how enticing your Leprechaun Bark looks! This would be a fun project to do with my kids! I bet it would be good with Lucky Charms marshmallows, too!

  43. I bet with the Air Heads candy, this would be flavor explosion in your mouth. This is a great idea for St. Patrick’s Day.

  44. This is AWESOME! I look making peppermint bark during the holidays but I’ve never thought to make any other kind of bark. I’ll definitely me making this Leprechaun Bark for St. Patrick’s Day!

  45. Loved ur recipe! The details and pictures of making this mouthwatering bark is amazing. Will taste for sure.

  46. This is so cute! I love the rainbow candy in there!

  47. Oh this looks SO good. I love those rainbow candies. So good, I will have to make this for my crew!

  48. This looks like so much fun, this is one of our favorite days of the year. I know it’s crazy but we always go all out!

  49. That is such a colorful and delicious looking bark! I need to try this at home; my kids will definitely love this!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  50. This is a great idea. I love how you made the bark. It’s nice to see something different with bark.

  51. Yum! That looks so cute and so yummy! Can’t wait to make some of this.

  52. That looks like such a fun holiday treat. I know my kids will love helping me to help make it.

  53. This looks amazing. I am going to have to try it out with my daughter. She loves craft stuff and craft with food is even better. And of course everything is better with chocolate.

  54. Love this idea! It’s perfectly festive for St Patrick’s Day. My kids would devour it, too.

  55. This looks awesome and so easy to make too. Think I’ll be trying it with my toddlers!

  56. This is so cute! I know my kids won’t be able to stop eating these!

  57. Oh my kids will love those rainbow candy. We will surely try this.

  58. My teeth just started hurting. I know a bunch of kids that would love this.

  59. This looks like so much fun – and so very easy too! I haven’t tried making any bark yet but really need to give it a go! x

  60. That’s so fun! I love how easy it is to make! I’m sure kids will enjoy making and eating this!

  61. That’s so fun! I love that it’s so easy to make! I’m sure kids will enjoy making and eating this!

  62. This does look like an easy treat to make for St. Patrick’s Day!
    I like your pictures and walk-through.

  63. That looks amazing! I bet the sour candy is fantastic with chocolate! What a fantastic idea!!

  64. My kids would absolutely love this! They love anything with chocolate and marshmallows, but this is just so cute!

  65. Omg these look beyond delicious! Have to try out

  66. woah that looks so sweett!! i will surely try this one

  67. woah that looks so sweett!! i will surely try this one

  68. These are so much fun! I may have to make these and leave them as a gift from the Leprachaun on St. Patricks Day!

  69. Wow my daughter would LOVE this! She is a candy nut and this would be right up her alley. We need to start doing activities for St. Patricks day, my husband is Irish and his family celebrates but we never got into the fun! Great idea, thanks!

  70. Now does leprechaun bark look tasty or what? I love the sugary rainbow strips and I bet that it tastes divine x

  71. That’s quite easy to do and who can resist chocolates! It’s going to be a hit with the kids, for sure!

  72. This looks like a really sweet (ha ha) way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! I love how you used the Air Heads as rainbows.

  73. What a cte and crafty treat for kids! Looks awesome!

  74. What a cute and crafty treat for kids! Looks awesome!

  75. Wow those look so cool! That s such a great and tasty idea.

  76. Oh how fun would this be to serve with mint choc chip icecream for a full green st patricks day effect? Bet the kids would love it!

  77. These look so delicious!! Will surely check out the recipe!!

  78. Oh my, this looks so yummy! What a great little treat for Saint Paddys Day!

  79. The addition of the rainbox Xtreem sours is so inspired. Makes the whole candy.

  80. This is so cute and simple to make! What a fun treat for St. Patrick’s Day!

  81. This is an awesome recipe! I’ve only really seen bark around Christmas, but I love this twist on the classic!

  82. Wow this is very nice! This is very creative and fun way to celebrate it. I love that it is so easy and looks incredibly yummy!

  83. This is such a great idea! I love this so much and so will my kids, Pinned 🙂

  84. First thing I thought when I saw that first picture: Oh my gosh, I need to make these stat! This bark looks so delicious!

  85. This is awesome! And so so easy to surprise my girls on St. Patrick’s Day morning!

  86. This is awesome! And so so easy to surprise my girls on St. Patrick’s Day morning!

  87. Yummy, yummy, yummy, I seriously want to make this right now and eat it all up! It looks really effective, and yet it is simple and something great to do with the kids!

  88. This looks like a fun one to make with your kids. Crafty and yummy. Would love to try this.

  89. Easy and festive dessert is always a good idea. We love St. Patrick’s day! Especially the excitement of designing Leprechaun traps.

  90. Oh my gosh these are so stinkin cute! Plus they look delicious. Now I want to make it! yummyy!!

  91. Omg how yummy is this?!?! My daughter would probably love to make this with me!!!

  92. OMG!! How fun, yummy and colorful. Love that it’s made out of simple steps and kids can help. I’m definitely going to try and make this sometime over the weekend

  93. I couldn’t say no to Leprechaun bark. It looks so tasty and really easy to do. My kids would love this.

  94. OMG this is such a cute idea!!! I really wish that I was this crafty with my kids snacks! I’m going to give this a try – I know they’ll love it!

  95. We don’t really celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but this recipe is really something that kids would be delighted for. Great for snacking with the whole family.

  96. Oh la la, this looks so yummy! I’m such a chocolate addict! Would love to make it 🙂

  97. This is so cute and fun for the kids to make and eat. I love the little rainbows!

  98. What a great thing for kids! My boys would love this. All the colors make it so cute.

  99. Children would absolutely love this. All the different candy and colors.