Fruit flavored gummy sharks swim in a colorful swirl of chocolate candy bark in this Shark Bark Candy recipe. It’s perfect for a beach-themed party or shark week treat!
This easy-to-make Shark Bark Candy is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth and a great way to handle the feeding frenzy during SHARK WEEK or at an ocean-themed party!
Speaking of ocean-themed parties, this Beach Ball Cake is another delicious summer-themed treat!
In anticipation of Shark Week 2020, which starts on August 9th, I’ve been brainstorming different shark-themed food. Last week I made these tasty Great White Gummy Shark popsicles. And since I had some gummy sharks left over, I decided to make another shark-themed treat – Shark Bark Candy!
This colorful chocolate bark recipe is a jawsome way to make some summer-themed snacks. It’s also a quick and easy recipe, so you can focus on having some fearsome fun instead of cooking.
How to Make Shark Bark Candy
This homemade candy not only tastes great, but it’s incredibly easy to make! So much so, that even the kids can help!
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Kitchen Tools You May Need
- candy melting pot, microwave, or double boiler to melt the candy melts
- toothpick, skewer, or fork for swirling
Shark Bark Candy Ingredients
This easy candy bark recipe uses just 2 basic ingredients:
The shark gummies I used are made with real fruit juice which helps to lessen the amount of sweetness in this delicious treat.
Swirled Candy Bark Recipe Instructions
Although it may look difficult, making this multi-colored, swirled candy bark recipe is actually quite easy!
You start by melting the different colors of candy melts. Then, on a piece of parchment paper, use a spoon to scoop spoonfuls of melted chocolate to create a square. Make sure to alternate the different colors of candy!
Next, you will use a toothpick, fork, knife, or skewer to swirl all of the colors together. Don’t be worried about messing this part up. You won’t. Just swirl until you like the way it looks.
Remember to move quickly before the chocolate starts to harden. And also to make nice outside edges for the square. Isn’t it cool looking?
Once swirled, you then add the gummy sharks evenly over the chocolate. I put mine where I figured everyone would get a shark once the candy was cut.
From there you’ll simply allow the candy to harden. Then, once it’s ready, break, or cut it into individual pieces.
And that’s it! Your Shark Bark Candy is ready to eat!
How to Melt Candy Melts in Multiple Colors
This Shark Bark candy recipe calls for multiple colors of candy melts. There are several different methods you can use to melt candy melts. Wilton has a great post on all of the different ways to melt candy melts.
Since my microwave bit the dust, I wound up using my candy melting pot with a dual melting pot insert, and two homemade double boilers. 🙂
Of course, if you have a microwave, you can simply fill individual disposable icing bags with each color, and then toss them in the microwave until they are ready.
How to Color Candy Melts
To get multiple colors, you could either buy each individual color, or you could melt a bag of white candy melts, then use oil-based candy coloring to the colors you want. Hungry Happenings explains how to do it in this post.
More Delicious Homemade Candy Bark Recipes
Looking for more delicious homemade candy bark recipes like this Shark Bark Candy? Check these out:
Printable Homemade Shark Bark Candy Recipe
Shark Bark Candy Recipe
- 1 cup White candy melts
- 1 cup Royal Blue candy melts
- 1 cup Blue candy melts
- 1 cup Turquoise candy melts
- 10-15 gummy sharks
- Prepare a flat surface with parchment paper. In separate bowls, melt each of the colors according to package directions.
- Use a spoon to scoop dollops of melted chocolate into a square pattern on the prepared surface, making sure to alternate colors.
- Using a skewer, fork, or knife, swirl the colors together, making sure to work quickly before the candy sets.
- Once swirled, add the gummy sharks evenly over the chocolate. I put mine where I figured everyone would get a shark once the candy was cut.
- When the candy has hardened, use a knife to cut into pieces.