December 23, 2018

The Best Holiday Bark Recipes

The Best Holiday Bark Recipes

Holiday bark is a staple at any holiday festivity for two reasons: it’s easy and delicious.  Most of the times you see holiday bark, it’s chocolate and peppermint. This holiday, shake things up by exploring some of the hundreds of ways bark can be made, according to  Your recipe will be the holiday hit!

1.    Santa Bark

The red and green M&Ms make this bark the aesthetically perfect choice for a holiday dessert although you could use any M&M color scheme to fit any holiday occasion.  

35 saltine crackers
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 3/4 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1 bag red and green holiday M&Ms
1 jar holiday sprinkles, your choice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet or jelly-roll pan with tin foil and coat with cooking spray. Line the baking sheet with Saltine crackers. Set aside.
In a medium-sized saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously, for about 2 minutes. Pour mixture over crackers in an even layer and bake 5-6 minutes. Top with chocolate chips, baking for 3 minutes, or until melted. Top with mini marshmallows, red and green M&Ms and holiday sprinkles. Cut into squares, then cool until the chocolate has hardened.

2.    Oreo Bark Heaven

Who doesn’t have an oreo obsession?  This delectable dessert is the perfect balance of white chocolate, crunch, and creamy.  This is sure to be your favorite new recipe.

4 c. white chocolate chips, melted
1/2 c. crushed Oreos (plus more for sprinkling)
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
10 whole Oreos

Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine melted white chocolate and crushed Oreos and fold together until just combined. Pour the white chocolate mixture into the baking sheet and spread into an even layer.
Twist the whole Oreos in half and place on top of the melted white chocolate. Top with more crushed Oreos then drizzle with melted chocolate on top. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
Break into pieces and serve cold or at room temperature.

3.    Cheesecake Bark

All the great taste of cheesecake but without all the fuss.  This bark recipe looks (and tastes!) like you spent all day on it…no one will know you whipped it up in 20 short minutes!

6 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 c. 2% or full fat greek yogurt
1/4 c. honey
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Pinch kosher salt
1/2 c. raspberries
1/3 c. sliced strawberries
1/4 c. blueberries
1/4 c. crushed graham crackers

Line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add in yogurt, honey, vanilla and salt and beat again until smooth.
Pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet and smooth until bark is about 1/2” thick. Sprinkle fruit and graham crackers onto bark and place into the freezer to harden, 4 to 6 hours.
Break into pieces or cut into squares and serve.

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