Thursday, December 16, 2010

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GOODIES: Christmas Candy Bark

Day 8 of 12 Days of Christmas Goodies
Christmas Candy Bark

Here's the list of the 12 Days of Christmas Goodies in case you need an idea (or two) for baking this year!
Milk Chocolate Christmas Candy Bark
We discovered candy bark last year and have enjoyed trying all kinds of bark recipes. Bark is so easy to make, so pretty and taste oh so good! When I saw this Christmas Candy Bark at Gingerbread Bagels I just knew that this would be the bark I made this year to include in my holiday gift baskets. 

Christmas Candy Bark
originally found at Gingerbread Bagels, but adapted to my personal preferences

1 lb of melting chocolate (white, milk or dark chocolate - I use only melting chocolate and not regular chocolate chips from the store, as they harden up and dry way differently)
1/2 lb red candy melts
1/2 lb green candy melts
1/2 cup Christmas Oreos, crushed (but not too finely)
1/4 cup Christmas M&Ms (you can use any flavor of M&M's)
1/4 cup Holiday Corn (I searched EVERYWHERE, so I settled on just M&M's)
1/4 cup Candy Cane Hershey Kisses, cut in half
Christmas Sprinkles

First step is to cut the Candy Cane Hershey Kisses in half and crush the Christmas Oreos. Set the candy aside. Lay out a piece of parchment paper. You’ll use this to make the Christmas Candy Bark on.

Put melting chocolates (white, milk or dark chocolate) in a microwavable bowl. Melt the chocolate but be careful not to overheat the chocolate. (mine takes 40-55 seconds in the microwave) Spread the melted chocolate onto the parchment paper, spread thin, but not too thin. Should take up almost entire cookie sheet.

Then melt the red and green candy melts in separate microwavable bowls. Place dots of the melted candy melts on top of the melted chocolate. (do every other color in straight rows; ie: red then green, red and green) Using a knife, swirl the candy melts and chocolate up and down.

Place the candy and cookies on the melted chocolate. Press down lightly. Allow the Christmas Candy Bark to dry for at least 3 hours (or overnight). Cut into pieces and enjoy (or give away like I do)!
White Chocolate Christmas Candy Bark
This post is also linked to: Merry Merry Munchies


If you would like to play along on the 12 Days of Christmas Goodies Blog Hop Party, feel free to link up a recipe or two of some GOODIES you are making this year. And if you wish to add this BLOG HOP PARTY to your own post, see below for the link and add it! You and your readers will then be able to see all the recipes people link up right on your own blog. (What a FUN and COOL idea! Gotta LOVE Mr. Linky)

Looking for the 12 DAYS OF CHRSITMAS GOODIES Blog Hop....

1 comment :

  1. Yum! That looks delicious (and addicting!). Did you see the cake batter bark on How Sweet It Is? It looked amazing!


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