Happy Thursday everyone! How is everyone’s Christmas/holiday preparations going? It is hard to believe that we are almost one week away from Christmas?! I have been testing some new recipes for Christmas and I can’t wait to share them with you! I created a Festive Bark recipe to share this week on my blog. I typically do not bake around Christmas time, but this year I wanted to try something a little different. If you love sweets like I do, you will love my Festive Bark recipe. This recipe was fairly simple to make and it is kid friendly! Have a good rest of the week and weekend!
2 bags semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup oreos, crushed
1 cup pretzels, coarsely chopped or broken into small pieces
1 cup mini Reese’s peanut butter cups
1 cup M& M’s
1/2 cup decorative sprinkles (add more if needed)
Measure out all ingredients. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scatter Oreos, pretzels, mini peanut butter cups and M&M’s. The ingredients should be touching, but not overlapping; set aside. In a large microwave-safe bowl add chocolate chips and melt on high power for 30 seconds. Stop to check and stir. Reheat in 15 second intervals until chocolate is completely smooth. Evenly drizzle chocolate over ingredients on baking sheet. Before chocolate sets, evenly sprinkle with decorative sprinkles. If you have any extra dry ingredients you can use the rest of those as well. Place tray in freezer for about 30-45 minutes. If bark is too soft leave it in the freezer for an additional 10-15 minutes. Cut bark into pieces and enjoy! Keep bark in cool place or refrigerator. * Note: when you are ready to serve bark take it out 15-20 minutes prior to serving.