The Mardi Gras party we went to over the weekend required everyone to bring a New Orleans-inspired dish to pass. There was a bunch of dishes with andouille sausage, but only one DIY Mardi Gras candy bark.
Oh yes, that’s what I brought.
It was beautiful and colorful and perfectly looked like Mardi Gras. Plus, it was a lot easier than cooking crawfish. So, if you have a Mardi Gras party coming up and aren’t in the mood to make jambalaya, this candy bark is for you. Plus, it assures there is a dessert at the party too — in case someone forgot to order a King Cake!
DIY Mardi Gras Candy Bark
What You Need:
- Purple candy melts (1 bag)
- Yellow candy melts (half bag)
- Green candy melts (half bag)
- White sugar balls
What You’ll Do:
Melt the purple candy melts according to the package. Pour it on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Spread it with either an icing knife or the back of a spoon.
Melt the yellow candy melts and drop dollops into the purple candy melts. Begin to spread the dollops out with a toothpick.
Melt the green candy melts and drop dollops of it as well. Spread it with a toothpick, going side to side. Be sure not to go in circles or you will mix it up.
At the very end, swirl the toothpick up and down once.
Drop sugar balls into the still warm candy melts. You can arrange them to look like Mardi Gras beads or drop them at random.
Cool the candy completely in the fridge. When it’s done, cut it into pieces.
Would you make this DIY Mardi Gras Candy bark for your party?
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