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I am thrilled to be sharing a delicious bark recipe with you today. I love making chocolate bark. I find it similar to making ice cream – where I can be creative with the flavors and invent something that works for my tasting.
Every Holiday season my dad makes his famous 7 layer cookies – it’s a tradition. I love their flavor, but wanted to change things up a little bit, which is why I decided to turn parts of his recipe into a delicious bark. Bark makes an amazing favor for Holiday parties, or a gift to hand out to your friends or neighbors. One of the keys of good bark is to use quality ingredients – I love the selection that the Kraft hub at Walmart offers, which is where most of what I used came from.
Here’s what you’ll need:
4 Oz Box Baker’s Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate Bar
4 Oz Box Baker’s Premium White Chocolate Baking Chocolate Bar
11 Oz Bag Kraft Caramel Bits
4 Oz (approximately) Baker’s Angel Flake Coconut
8 Oz Walnuts, Crushed
5 Oz (approximately) Graham Cracker Crumbs
Here’s where you’ll find the ingredients at Walmart:
Here’s what you do:
First you need to pull out your double boiler. Don’t have one? That’s fine – I don’t either, it’s super easy to come up with a makeshift one. I do this by sticking a glass bowl on top of a saucepan. If you do this make sure the gown fits snuggly into the pan so that the steam doesn’t escape.
Over medium heat melt the white chocolate bar pieces, stirring occasionally, until completely melted and smooth. While melting, line a 9 by 11 pan or cookie sheet with wax paper. Pour the chocolate onto the prepared pan or sheet and level out with a spatula. Place pan with white chocolate in the refrigerator.
Repeat the melting process with the semi-sweet chocolate bar, and throw in the caramel bits. When chocolate is smooth (caramel bits won’t melt completely and that’s fine), add the walnuts and graham cracker crumbs, and stir them in well. Pour this chocolate mixture on top of the chilled white chocolate. While still warm, top the bark with coconut flakes and slightly press them into the chocolate so that the stick.
Place pan in refrigerator and allow to chill for around an hour. For quicker turnaround place in the freezer. Once completely cool break bark off in pieces and serve or package as gifts! If you’re like me, you will need to give them as gifts or else you will eat the whole tray of bark in one sitting.
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‘Tis the season for Holiday parties galore! Each year it seems we have more and more to go to, and of course we always want to throw one ourselves. Are you hosting one this year?
One of the best things I think you can do to throw a successful Holiday party is to set the mood with your decor. A holiday party isn’t a holiday party without the right setting – and the good thing is you don’t have to spend a ton of money to do it right. Lots of classy timeless decorations can be purchased from Etsy or you can make yourself. You can find lots of great pieces at discount stores as well. I love basic and simple holiday decor with hints of silver and gold that will always be in style. One thing I love using for any themed party is prints framed on the serving table – adding a holiday printable or two is a cheap and easy way to add some flair to your party.