Alright Avengers fans… we just a moth to go before CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR graces the big screen! I can’t tell you how excited I am to see how true they stay to the comic book storyline. (Civil War II comic comes out in June by the way!) With the idea of Captain America vs Iron Man fresh in my mind, I made this fun #TeamIronMan vs #TeamCap inspired candy bark. The recipe is super easy! Check it out for yourself…
1 lb white candy coating (per “Team)
Food coloring (red, blue, and yellow)
Assorted sprinkles (red, blue, and gold)
First take a baking sheet and cover it with parchment or waxed paper. You will want to do a pound at a time. Melt the white candy coating per directions on the package. Usually this takes 60 seconds in the microwave. Keep in mind, you are only doing one Team at a time. If you have two pounds of the candy coating, divide it up. Do not mix both Teams on the same baking sheet.
Quickly pour the coating into individual bowls. For instance, for #TeamIronMan, I used red and yellow, so I divided the candy into two bowls. In one I stirred in red food coloring, and in the other I dropped in yellow. Stir the color until it is smoothly mixed in. For #TeamCap, I did three bowls. One I used for red, the other for blue. The third bowl I left the candy coating plain white.
Once that is done, place spoonfuls of each color on the baking sheet, or drizzle the colors onto the sheet so that they intertwine with one another. Using a spatula, smooth the melted candy into an even layer about 1/4-inch thick. You can drag a toothpick or knife through the bark to create pretty swirls if you choose to do so.
While the coating is still wet, add sprinkles! Refrigerate the baking sheet and candy for one hour. Once the candy is set, break apart the bark (or you can use a knife to cut the bark if you prefer) into pieces. Make sure to store in an airtight container at cool room temperature!
Now for the details on each Team! For #TeamIronMan, I added gold sprinkles. If you notice in the photos, the bark for Iron Man is a little more textured and “rugged.” I did this by mixing the red colored candy beyond it’s smoothness.
Let’s face it, Tony Stark is a little more rough around the edges. He says what is on his mind, and isn’t nearly as “perfect” as good ole Cap! But that’s alright! That’s exactly why I’m #TeamIronMan…
As for #TeamCap, I used blue and red sugar sprinkles. You’ll notice that I kept that candy bark more smooth and polished to coincide with Captain America and his “good boy” image.
Compared to my favorite Avengers bad boy, Captain America is quite the goodie goodie! You’ll notice even in the trailer, Iron Man comments on Cap’s “perfect teeth.” But anyone else get the feeling that in Civil War, we may see Cap’s not so perfect side?
These delicious treats are great for any time… especially if you are hosting a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie marathon!! If you are looking for other Captain America themed treats, be sure to check out my Civil War Cereal Treat Bars, Civil War Fudge, M&M’s® Captain America Shield Pie, Captain America Berry Shield Tart, Captain America Cupcakes for America’s Finest, and finally my Roger’s Family Irish Soda Bread!
Captain America: Civil War Trailer
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CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR hits theaters in the U.S. on May 6th!
Are you #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan?
I was provided the trailer as a blogger for Walt Disney Publications. I did not receive financial compensation for my recipe post.
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
Those two barks sure are colorful! I haven’t read any of the comic books so I never know what’s coming next.
Jacqui Odell says
I love all the different things you can do with barks. My son would love these!!
I love making chocolate bark…such an easy treat to make! And I’m not sure who’s team I would be on….I will have to stay neutral on that one!
What a fun idea for birthday party. I love finding and making food to go with movies!
You know, I have never tried bark before BUT I do like Iron Man so that’s a win!!
Samantha Plotkin says
I think I’ll save the red-white-and-blue one to make for independence day
Jerry Marquardt says
This looks like such a great idea. I thank you for the instructions on making a great idea.
These barks are so cool! My kids would absolutely love them. I think I would have to be team Captain America!