4th of July Candy Bark-Shooting Stars

4th of July Candy Bark-Shooting Stars

 

 

4th of July is around the corner and so are the festivities that come with the holiday. Remembering the true meaning of our country’s independence and what it stands for is so important. In celebrating the holiday, I have made a 4th of July inspired Candy Bark with shooting stars by incorporating the idea and inspiration from Wilton. Wilton has many ideas and the initial recipe was to make a Cherry-Blossom-Pattern-Candy-Bark. With this cute idea, making a bark tray for 4th of July was perfect.

 

To achieve my candy bark, I purchased bulk vanilla melts from my local grocery store and used red and blue food coloring to achieve my star colors. Candy Melts can also be purchased at your local craft store if one is deciding to use pre-colored melts. I melted both colors separately by steaming a bowl filled with melts sitting over a pot of steaming water. Applied the coloring to my liking and mixed well. Once mixed and slightly cooled, I filled a quart size Ziploc bag with the colored melt and snipped a very tiny corner off of the bag. I piped the chocolate onto a baking sheet in the shapes I wanted which were stars and let them harden. Repeat the task with the remaining colors of the melts. Once all the design is set onto the pan, the images have hardened, begin to melt the layer to cover the entire pan. Let that one cool or harden for roughly 15 minutes in the fridge and repeat multiple layers if desired. Be sure to let each layer cool for roughly 15 minutes at a time before proceeding forward with the next layer. I performed one layer and inverted my pan on a big sheet of wax paper and voila! I created my very own 4th of July festive shooting star candy bark!

We first need to draw our stars with the red white chocolate and the blue white chocolate.

We first need to draw our stars with the red white chocolate and the blue white chocolate.

Here is the chocolate block after it has hardened in the refrigerator

Here is the chocolate block after it has hardened in the refrigerator

Next we need to break the chocolate block into smaller pieces.

Next we need to break the chocolate block into smaller pieces.

Here is our chocolate bark

Here is our chocolate bark

Our chocolate bark

Our chocolate bark

Red, White and Blue Chocolate Bark!

Red, White and Blue Chocolate Bark!

 

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