Let the St Patrick’s Day recipes continue! I kicked off the Iirsh-themed recipes this year with Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream followed by a mint choc chip ice cream post makeover. Now I’m treating you to some Lucky Leprechaun Bark, made up of leftover cake, yoghurt, peppermint extract and white chocolate.
Some of you might argue that I actually began the St Patrick’s Day recipes super-early this year on February 14th with this Rainbow Microwave Mug Cake. It’s even been featured in a few St Patrick’s Day recipe round-ups.
But when I made it, I never for one second thought of it as a St Patrick’s Day-themed dessert. It started off life in my kitchen as my birthday cake, but by the time it made its way online, it seemed to have been sucked into St Patrick’s Day.
Not 100% sure why I’m telling you this – I just found it weird. Anyway, back to this Lucky Leprechaun Bark! Instead of regular bark which is usually just melted chocolate covered in all sorts of yummy extras, this bark is made up of two white chocolate layers with a layer of cake truffle mixture sandwiched in between. Sound good? It is!
I never heard of this kind of bark until I saw it on Pinterest. And then I didn’t actually see it anywhere until we went to Disneyland Paris, where it was extreeeeeemely over-priced, so much so that I never got to try any. To this day I still haven’t seen it anywhere else – apart from my own kitchen.
The cake I used to make the cake truffle layer was the leftover green cake layers from the Rainbow Microwave Mug Cake I was talking about earlier. ‘Leftover cake’ is usually a foreign concept in the Pink Recipe Box household, but since I’ve been on a total baking spree recently, our freezer is absolutely overflowing with cakes, cupcakes and cookies. If you don’t have any leftover cake, you can always whip up a small green sponge cake and use that.
The process to make the cake truffle layer is pretty much the same as making cake pops. In fact, this entire recipe is like making a big flat cake pop brick. Personally, I think Lucky Leprechaun Bark sounds much more appealing.
Can I veer off-topic again and talk about something else sort of related and sort of not? What’s the whole connection between St Patrick’s Day and rainbows? Is it the whole “pot o’ gold at the end of a rainbow” thing, because if it is, I think that’s pushing it a bit, don’t you? But I can’t really say much – I topped this bark rainbow-coloured decorations, didn’t I?.
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