Galaxy Bark

I’ve been in some kind of rut recently, as you’ve probably noticed by the lack of blog posts over the last two weeks. I had multiple recipe fails two weekends in a row, and sometimes, even when you want to force it, it’s best to just not.

Sometimes I get really caught up in what’s going to perform well on social media. What’s going to get the most likes, retweets, or has the best possibility of *maybe* being regrammed by a bigger instagram account than mine, and maybe that will get me more followers, and maybe I will break another hundred.

That is the curse of trying to do this blogging thing, isn’t it?

So after like, the third recipe failed, I said I’M SO DONE WITH THIS and decided to make something really fun thatย had nothing to do with any of the seasonal stuff, holiday stuff, and everything else I knew other people would be making during the first weeks of spring.

And because these candy melts and sprinkles were like the only things left in my kitchen that could be used to make something. So I went with it.

SPACE CANDY. And you know what? It was easy and it was fun and my heart was so happy afterwards. Do more of what you love friends, not whatย you think the internet’s gonna love. Moral of the story. ๐Ÿ™‚

I didn’t have the exact color of candy melts I wanted to use for this, so I added some royal blue food coloring to light blue candy melts, and purple food coloring to light purple candy melts. (fyi, this will turn your mouth funny colors, so go with darker candy melts if you can find them.)

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Galaxy Bark
 
Ingredients
  • 1 bag black candy melts
  • 1 bag blue candy melts, need half
  • 1 bag purple candy melts, need half
  • Sprinkles: silver, gold, glittery, and star-shaped
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or plastic wrap.
  2. Melt black candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl according to package directions. Repeat with blue and purple candy melts. Add blue and purple food coloring to them to make the colors darker, if you'd like.
  3. Transfer blue candy melts to a Ziploc bag with a small corner cut off. Repeat with the purple candy melts.
  4. Pour melted black candy melts onto the prepared baking sheet and spread into a rectangle about ¼-inch thick. Drizzle with purple candy melts and swirl with a toothpick. Tap the pan against the counter to help the purple set.
  5. Drizzle with blue candy melts, swirl, and tap against the counter. Immediately decorate with sprinkles, letting some of them cluster together like galaxies.
  6. Place sheet pan in the refrigerator for about half an hour, or until chocolate has set. Break into pieces.

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