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White Chocolate Lemon Bark

You just need two ingredients and ten minutes.

I could go on and on about how bark is the ultimate homemade candy to make when you want an easy edible gift to hand out, but all you really need to know is this:

This takes two ingredients to make. You only need your microwave. It’s melty, creamy, sweet-and-tart magnificence with a candy crunch.
Here’s how you make it:

Those two ingredients you need? White chocolate and lemon drop candies. That’s it. You can choose white chocolate chips or melts or whatever suits your fancy, but choose one that contains cocoa butter for a smoother, easier melting experience. You’ll need a half a cup of lemon drops.

Divide that half cup of candies up so two-thirds are in a ziploc bag and the remaining third are in another. Crush the bigger portion into fine pieces with a rolling pin or a can of soup or any sturdy heavy object you have nearby, and then crush the remaining third with a lighter hand, so they’re in bigger chunks.

Melt the white chocolate in the microwave, stirring it every thirty seconds until it’s smooth and velvety, and then pour it into a pan lined with parchment paper. Add the smaller candy pieces and stir it all up, then top it with the larger candy pieces. Chill. Break. Enjoy.

Could that be any easier? I doubt it. It’s hard to imagine that it could be any tastier either… that tart lemon and milky melty combo is a keeper.

Serves 9

10m prep time

30m cook time

Ingredients
  • 1 (11.5 oz) bag white chocolate that contains cocoa butter
  • 1/2 cup lemon drop candies
Preparation
  1. Line a 9x9-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Put 2/3 of the candies in a ziplock bag and gently crush into small pieces using a rolling pin or other heavy item.
  3. In a separate bag, lightly crush the remaining candies into larger pieces for topping.
  4. Add white chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals until melted, stirring in between.
  5. Add the smaller lemon drop pieces and mix to combine.
  6. Pour onto prepared pan and top with larger lemon drop pieces.
  7. Chill until firm. Break apart and serve. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Niki's Sweet Side.

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