Rainbow Sugar Cookie Bark

Rainbow Sugar Cookie Bark made with refrigerated sugar cookie dough and candy – get ready to taste the rainbow!

Rainbow Sugar Cookie Bark | MomOnTimeout.com Made with refrigerated sugar cookie dough and candy - get ready to taste the rainbow! #rainbow #candy #cookie #bark

So apparently we’re not done with rainbows in our house yet…The other night I was lying in bed thinking of recipes and I envisioned this super playful and fun rainbow bark and I knew I had to make it!  How cool would it be to eat candy that looked like it was broken off from a rainbow?  There are so many different candies that you could use for this bark but I went with Skittles and Starburst Jelly Beans because they had all the different colors and shades I was looking for.  I also picked up some star sprinkles in the dollar section at Target.

Rainbow Sugar Cookie Bark | MomOnTimeout.com Made with refrigerated sugar cookie dough and candy - get ready to taste the rainbow! #rainbow #candy #cookie #bark

Bryce is at Grandma and Grandpa’s for a few days so I put Reece to work sorting…seriously, this is Reece’s dream job.  It worked out great for me because he also got in a snack ;)  {I don’t know why he doesn’t have a shirt on…it was all of 70 degrees…}

Reece sorting candy

Once Reece was done sorting I put each color into a separate container to make things easier…


I had originally planned on just using Vanilla CandiQuik but got inspired by Dorothy’s Sugar Cookie Bark where she used a sugar cookie pouch mix.  It looked phenomenal but I knew my boys would love it if all this candy was sitting on a giant sugar cookie so I actually rolled out some refrigerated dough and baked it up.  You should have seen Reece’s eyes when I pulled that giant cookie out of the oven!

rolling out sugar cookie dough

To make sure I didn’t stress myself out, I heated up the CandiQuik in two batches so I’d have plenty of time to lay out the candy before it set up.  This made it super easy!  I would do a couple rows at a time and then add some more…


I ended up doing two “rainbows”.  Here’s what it looked like with all the rows on:

Rainbow Sugar Cookie Bark | MomOnTimeout.com Made with refrigerated sugar cookie dough and candy - get ready to taste the rainbow! #rainbow #candy #cookie #bark

Pretty spectacular right?  Reece just kept asking “So we really get to eat this?” – I think he thought I’d finally lost it!  Next all you need to do is let the CandiQuik set up and then break it into pieces – that may have been the most fun!  We tried to get multiple colors onto each piece so they really looked like pieces of a rainbow.

Rainbow Sugar Cookie Bark | MomOnTimeout.com Made with refrigerated sugar cookie dough and candy - get ready to taste the rainbow! #rainbow #candy #cookie #bark

Pretty pretty isn’t it?

Rainbow Sugar Cookie Bark | MomOnTimeout.com Made with refrigerated sugar cookie dough and candy - get ready to taste the rainbow! #rainbow #candy #cookie #bark

Rainbow Sugar Cookie Bark
  • 1 roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough {I used Pillsbury}
  • 16 oz of vanilla flavored candy coating {I used CandiQuik}
  • 2 cups rainbow-colored candies
  1. Roll out the sugar cookie dough to ¼ inch thickness on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Flour your rolling pin and dough as necessary to keep from sticking.
  2. Bake according to directions and remove just before the cookie turns brown.
  3. Let cool for a few minutes.
  4. Divide candy coating in half and melt first batch.
  5. Spread with a knife or spoon on top of sugar cookie and sprinkle on candy.
  6. Melt second half of candy coating and repeat. Let candy coating set up before breaking apart.

Rainbow Sugar Cookie Bark made with refrigerated sugar cookie dough and candy - get ready to taste the rainbow! This easy dessert is always a hit with kids and is perfect for St. Patrick's Day and other parties!

More treats from friends:

Sugar Cookie Bark by Crazy for Crust

Chocolate Chip Oreo Truffle Bark by Inside BruCrew Life

Ritz Rolo Bark by Something Swanky

Monster Cookie Crisps by Shugary Sweets

 And here’s some more rainbow fun!


Rainbow JELL-O Cubes


Stained Glass Rainbows


Potted Rainbow


Taste the Rainbow Cupcakes

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  1. Adorable! And really, really great photos!!

  2. This is STUNNING Tish! I love rainbows TOO much! I’m addicted! :)

  3. So cute!

  4. It looks fantastic and yummy! Your son did a fantastic job sorting!

  5. So colorful & fun!

  6. Our kids are going to love this! So cute and looks delicious! -The Six Sisters

  7. Love this! All of the colors make me so happy and ready for spring!

  8. Trish, these are awesome! Love. But then I am a huge sucker for a rainbows AND sugar cookies.

  9. I love the idea of using sugar cookie as the “bark”. Brilliant!

  10. So incredibly cute!! Love it, Trish!! :)

  11. OMG, Trish! Those look amazing…I love skittles and cookies, together? I may die!

  12. This is gorgeous and so much fun!!

  13. I love this idea!

    I would like to invite you to link up at my party, Manic Monday. http://cupcake-n-bake.blogspot.com/2013/03/manic-monday-7.html

    Hope to see you there!

  14. This is so fun and happy! Makes me smile!

  15. This is so adorable!!! I LOVE the bright rainbow colors and the fact there is only like 3 ingredients here! What a wonderful idea you came up with! :)

  16. These are so fun!! And I love sugar cookies so I am sure these are fantastic! Pinned!

  17. What a cute idea! My kids love anything that’s sweet and brightly colored, so they would go crazy over this. Thanks for sharing!

  18. These are so colorful and fun looking! Thanks so much for sharing! We would love to have you come and share at our link party. It is a weekly Thursday party, going live on (Wed. night) at 8:00 p.m. MST ~ Hope to see you there!
    Have a very happy rainbow day!
    Joye & Myrna (The Busy Bee’s)

  19. These are so fun looking!! I love the bright pop of color…my kids would love making these!!!

  20. I love this idea! The colors are so pretty!

  21. I just love this so much that words can’t express!

  22. These are so cute! We are coo coo for rainbows in our house! The kids would love this!

  23. Love the rainbow colors, makes those cookies look even yummier!

  24. Those are so pretty! I bet they’re yummy, too! :)

  25. Absolutely lovely pictures. They look delicious, as well as so much fun to make! :)

  26. Such a fun fun idea!! Pinned it. Something I think I’ll be doing with the kiddies for sure. Thanks for sharing!

  27. loving all the bright colors! would you mind linking up to our #kidsinthekitchen theme, this would be a perfect fit how kids can be helpful in the kitchen

  28. This looks incredible! I would love for you to join the Pinworthy Projects link party! http://www.atkinsondrive.com/pinworthy-projects-link-party-week-10/

  29. Visiting from chic and crafty. This is amazing. But I live in NZ and don’t know what “flavoured candy coating” is. Is it just a pre-made icing or some sort of ready to go lolly. Thanks heaps for your help

    • Hi there Karen! I use the CandiQuik brand and it’s located right next to the chocolate chips. If you can’t find it you can totally melt white chocolate or vanilla chips and it will work the same. Enjoy the recipe!

  30. There is just so much rainbow fabulousness on your site right now. Seriously. This looks fabulous, Trish!

  31. I can see my grand-children’s eyes light up now if i served them this. So much fun and delicious too. Thank you for sharing. :)

  32. wow the colors are amazing!! pinned to my fav rainbow board!

  33. Yum, this looks so fun! My kids would love it, thanks for sharing!

  34. Trish, THIS BARK IS SO SO ADORABLE! What a creative and fun idea!!!! Your little helper looks like he was taking his job very seriously… sorting candy into colors must be hot work!!! Thanks for sharing the rainbow at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!!!

  35. Fun and pretty treat! Pinning to the Monday Funday pin board!

  36. What a great idea! I LOVE all the bright, fun colors. We’re definitely going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful weekend!

  37. I would love for you to link these (and anything else you’ve got) to my weekly linky party going on now at smallfineprint.com!

  38. You have the best ideas! love this….my girls would have so much fun! I hope you linked already :)

  39. So colorful and fun! I can almost “taste the rainbow.” The sorting looks like the funnest part too. Love the sugar cookie crust. Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday!

  40. Thanks so much for linking up to Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. These are WONDERFUL! Pinned!

  41. I just want to keep going back to the photos and stare, this cookie bark makes me smile every time I see it! I’m featuring you this week at Thursday’s Treasures, can’t wait to see what you bring next! Thanks for sharing!

  42. So pretty and delicious. Looks like you’ve got a professional sorted there. My kids would’ve moaned they were bored after about 30secs from starting!! :lol:

    They’ve been featured on todays Sugar & Slice Sunday.

  43. love this!!!! Can’t wait to try with my kids!! I am pinning it so I can find later.
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  44. I feel like a kid every time I look at these cookies! So awesome!
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  45. Very cool. My son would love these. Pinning for later. :)
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  46. Wow, that is really gorgeous…for a cookie! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Best of the Weekend. Pinned to our party board. :)
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  47. I love this idea! I love the bright colors, and this would be so fun for kids! I just had to feature this recipe in my blog post today “20 Amazing Desserts for St. Patrick’s Day” Here is the link, I hope you can stop by and visit!

  48. I love this! What a great recipe for kids to help in the kitchen. Except it would be hard not to devour all the skittles first :)

  49. Hi – this looks amazing for my daughter’s 4th birthday party. she has a rainbow theme and this treat looks perfect! how far in advance do you think i can make them…a week?

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