Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Candy Bark

First, the winner of the "Treat Yourself" Cookbook is "Sourkraut".  Email me your info and I will get it passed on.  Congrats!
4 days...yeah we are so excited over here!

I love all the different kinds of candy that show up this time of year.  I love the variety and I love that I get to make so many delicious things all in the name of "maybe we will take this to our neighbors" or "this is a gift for so and so".

Bark is so versatile and can be adjusted to whatever holiday it is, plus it is easy, which is always a good thing this time of year.  

My kids wanted to give a gift to their teachers so after looking through many recipes the kiddos decided on this.  Since the bark is easy it was perfect for the kids to help with.  We were able to get it made, packaged up, and ready for their teachers all in one afternoon.
After some cute red Christmas paper and some twine it was ready to go.  Hope you all are enjoying your Christmas preparations and here's to many more yummy things to make!

Christmas Candy Bark

(click here for printable version)

1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 package white chocolate chips
2 cups Rice Krispies
candy canes
red and green M&Ms

1.  Put your candy in a ziploc bag and smash to pieces (the kids love this).  Melt chocolate chips in a double broiler until smooth.  Spread on parchment lined baking sheet till quite thin (because you are adding a lot of layers you want it as thin as possible).  Sprinkle Rice Krispies over top and put in refrigerator until set.

2.  Melt white chocolate in double broiler until smooth and creamy.  A double boiler is the way to go with white chocolate because it is a lot more temperamental.  Spread over chilled semi-sweet layer.  Sprinkle on M&Ms and candy canes.  Put back in fridge until it hardens and is completely chilled, about 45 minutes.

3.  Remove from fridge, break in pieces and enjoy!

Source:  Baked Bree
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