Birthday cake chocolate bars are so easy to make and one of my favorite ways to flavor chocolate, plus the rainbow sprinkles add a colorful sweet crunch that leaves you wanting more.
Let's talk about the ingredients and candy supplies you'll need for this project.
Merckens chocolate melts
It might be tempting to grab a bag of chocolate chips from the grocery store but this type of chocolate needs to be tempered (a special melting process) or it won't release from the mold.
You'll want to use Merckens chocolate melts for this project, they're designed to be melted in the microwave without any special melting process and poured into chocolate molds. They're easy to use and taste delicious. It's the perfect chocolate to use in chocolate molds.
Chocolate bar mold
We used our Thin traditional chocolate bar mold, but we sell so many different chocolate bar molds you can pick from! If you don't want to make chocolate bars, you can also use this recipe with our Easter bunny chocolate molds, plain sandwich cookie mold, or any of our other plastic chocolate molds!
Cake batter LorAnn candy flavoring is a favorite of ours but feel free to experiment with any of our other LorAnn candy flavors. We have so many candy flavorings to choose from!
We used our carnival mix rainbow jimmies for this project but feel free to us any of our jimmies.
Candy foil wrappers
We're using a 6x6 gold foil candy wrapper, this size fits this chocolate bar perfectly and there's something about a gold candy foil wrapper that feels so regal and fancy as you peel it off of a chocolate bar. We sell candy foil wrappers in all different colors and sizes, experiment with using your favorite colors!
Paramount crystals are flakes of fat that can be added to thin out the consistency of candy melts. We especially recommend adding them when using LorAnn flavors in your chocolate (unless the LorAnn bottle states it's an oil based flavor)
Birthday cake chocolate bar recipe
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Delicious birthday cake chocolate bars made with creamy white Merckens chocolate melts and flavored with LorAnn cake batter candy flavoring. If you love cake batter flavored treats, these are for you! They make the perfect gift when wrapped in a shiny gold candy foil wrapper. Make these as party favors, birthday presents, or just enjoy them as a personal snack!
Melt a ½ pound of white Merckens chocolate melts in the microwave 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between intervals to distribute heat and avoid hot spots (see here for instructions on how to melt Merckens chocolate melts).
Add a ½ teaspoon of cake batter LorAnn candy flavoring.
Add one to two teaspoons of paramount crystals.
The candy flavoring will thicken the chocolate and the paramount crystals will thin it back down. Stir until the paramount crystals melt, if you’re left with a few unmelted flakes place the bowl back in the microwave for 10 seconds and stir.
Add a 1/4 cup of rainbow jimmies sprinkles (or any color jimmies sprinkles you’d like) and gently stir to incorporate.
Spoon into a chocolate bar mold and tap onto the counter top to bring air bubbles to the surface, this will also evenly spread out the melted chocolate.
Once all of the cavities are filled, place in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes or until the chocolate bars easily release from the mold.
Make your chocolate bars shine by wrapping with our chocolate foil wrappers in any color you like Happy baking and candy making!
This recipe will make approximately 4 chocolate bars using 1/2 pound of Merckens chocolate and the Thin traditional chocolate bar mold. How many pieces of chocolate this recipe will make is dependent on the size of the chocolate mold used.