Again... for those interested in filling an Easter Basket with Home Cooking, here is another suggestion:

Easy Gourmet Jelly Bean Bark
Pour Chocolate Chips into a 2 Cup Glass Measuring Cup  and microwave 2 to 4 minutes, until barely melted, being careful not to over cook.  OR melt on top of a double boiler. Stir to make sure chips are completed melted. 

Pour 2 inch puddles of Chocolate unto wax paper, spreading it out to about 1/4 inch thickness. Using your favorite flavors, while still hot, sprinkle about 15 tiny beans on each, pressing beans lightly into the Chocolate.  Allow to cool completely. Makes about 8 Pieces.

I have not tried this yet... but am considering pouring a thin layer of Chocolate inside of Easter Shaped Cookie Cutters and leaving them until they harden. If this works, will try it within other Cookie Cutters... using melted Chocolate Bars which I will premix with cracked Nuts, Peppermint or other delectable Candies; and simply pour the entire mixture into the cookie cutters to harden, may leave them in the Cookie Cutter and give them away as Gifts.   OR I am also considering pouring the entire mixture onto a wax paper lined rimmed Cookie Sheet or Jelly Roll Pan, and then using a heated Metal Cookie Cutter to cut out the shapes .... naturally all scraps and broken pieces can be eaten as well.

~~ The Resource Links added here are predominately for the benefit of those who are new or adventurous cooks ... some of these items can be found in your local Grocer, Discount or WalMart type of store for those who want to be frugal. ~~

Happy Cooking ... Enjoy!
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On 9:15 PM , LambAround said...

I never would have thought to mix these ingredients together in a million years!

On 12:38 AM , bren said...

I hear ya... thanks for your comment.