|Sarah at 5|
Back in 2000, when my friend Sarah was just 5 years old, she invited me over to dye Easter eggs with them. She felt sorry for me that I hadn't dyed eggs in 20 years. My son Matt was grown and away at college and Sarah heard me say that he wouldn’t dye eggs even when he was little. I’ve always thought his aversion to holiday activities was a form of rebellion since they are so important to me. I guess he could have chosen worse ways to rebel!
So dyeing eggs with Sarah and her mom, Cali, has become a tradition over the years. We dye eggs the week before Easter, making a huge mess and creating both beauties and some really ugly specimens as we try out new techniques and experiment.
I recently sent Cali and Sarah links with recipes to consider for Sarah’s upcoming Sweet Sixteen birthday party. They loved the Easter Candy Bark by Lindsey at Gingerbread Bagels. The beautiful pastel colors in the photos proved to be very enticing. And being chocolate lovers, Cali and Sarah proposed that this year we break with tradition and make bark instead of dyeing eggs.
|Sarah at almost 16|
Then you press in all those beautiful colored candies and voila! You have a beautiful collage of candy. For detailed directions you can go to Lindsey’s link above.
We put far more candy and cookie pieces into our bark than Lindsey’s photos in the original recipe. Ours was really packed with crunch - over the top and decadent. We had so much fun, we’ve decided this could become a new tradition; bark for every holiday of the year! Bark! Bark! Bark!