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Strawberry Shortcake Candy Bark

When it comes to non-juice centric summer desserts, Strawberry Shortcakes definitely top my list. But if you’re one who doesn’t believe in seasonal desserts like our own awesome baker Becky, then you’ll definitely be pleased with the result of her latest kitchen experiment — Strawberry Shortcake Candy Bark.

The sweet tooth inducing dessert combines dried strawberries, sponge cakes and melted white chocolate chips for a portable dessert that not only looks amazing, tastes like a bit of summer, mixed with a couple drips of heaven. Check it out:

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Cinnamon Bun Bark

Those folks who make Cookie Dough Bites are on to something with their newest creation: Cinnamon Bun Bites. I don’t think I agree that they taste “fresh from the oven,” but I’m sure we can all agree that they taste good.  They taste so good, in fact, that they were the inspiration for my latest candy bark creation: Cinnamon Bun Bark. Yum!

 

Cinnamon Bun Bark

Ingredients

  • 12oz white chocolate chips
  • 3oz chocolate covered raisins
  • 3oz yogurt covered raisins
  • 3oz Cinnamon Bun Bites
  • 1/2c cinnamon drizzle (recipe below)

Directions

  1. Ready a cookie sheet with wax.
  2. Cut Cinnamon Bites in half, and combine with both kinds of raisins in a bowl.
  3. Melt white chocolate chips and spread out on baking sheet.
  4. Drizzle most of the, uh, drizzle over the melted chocolate.
  5. Sprinkle the raisins and bun bites over top of that.
  6. Top everything off with the the last bits of drizzle.
  7. Pop it in the freezer to set and then break apart.

I gave about half of it away and ate pretty much all of the rest. (It was hard to resist, kind of like me!)  The drizzle doesn’t actually set fully, and it melts quickly so I suggest that you either a) store the bark in the freezer, or b) mix the drizzle into the chocolate before you spread it out on your cookie sheet.  If you go with option B, I’m sure it will taste just as amazing but make less of a mess.

Cinnamon Drizzle: 1/2c powdered sugar, generous 1/4t cinnamon, 1/2t of vanilla and 2-3T milk (or, if, like me, you are out of milk, you could use vanilla-flavored coffee creamer instead of the vanilla and milk).

I’m totally into taking a dessert and turning into candy bark, so you’ll probably see more like this from me soon. In the meantime, make this Cinnamon Bun Bark, your friends, your family and your taste buds will thank you.

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Fruity Candy Bark

With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas fast approaching, most people are probably taking a break from consuming indulgent and decadent foods. I’m not most people.

Basically, I united my favorite fruity candies, with a little help from my trusty sidekick, white chocolate, into one saccharin-licious superpower of a dessert (so dubbed Diabetes Bark by my taste testers).

Fruity Candy Bark

Ingredients

– 12oz white chocolate chips

– 6oz Nerds

– 11oz Skittles

– 8 pixie sticks (2 of each color)

Directions

1. Pour all of the pixie stick dust into a bowl.

2. Prep a cookie sheet with wax paper.

3. Melt white chocolate chips in the microwave and stir in 1/3 of the Nerds.

4. Spread white chocolate out on the wax paper and spread the Skittles out over the chocolate.

5. Sprinkle the rest of the Nerds out over the chocolate and then do the same with the pixie stick dust.

6. Chill in fridge to set and then break apart.

This ludicrously sweet candy bark is bounce-off-the-walls awesome. The sugar…oh, the sugar! And the fruitiness! Make and consume this immediately. And don’t worry about the body shakes; their completely normal.

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Dirt Bark

Sounds suspect, doesn’t it?  Quell your fears! This treat contains neither dirt nor bark; however, it does contain worms.

I’m sure many of you are familiar with Dirt Cake, in which no actual cake is involved. It’s basically a lot of dairy (cream cheese, butter, milk, pudding, and Cool Hwhip) layered with crushed Oreos and gummy worms.

Dirt Bark is just like that, only in chocolate bark form:

Dirt Bark

Ingredients

– 1 bag white chocolate chips

– 1pkg (3.4oz) vanilla pudding

– 1 ½ cups Oreos, crushed

– 1 small bag (4oz?) Sour Gummy Worms, chopped (Side note: regular gummies drool; sour gummies rule!)

Directions

1. Pre-game: chop your gummies (in fourths), crush your Oreos and line a cookie sheet with wax paper.

2. Melt entire bag of white chocolate chips and then add in dry pudding mix and a heaping 1/4c of crushed Oreos.

3. Spread out chocolate/pudding/Oreo mix onto wax-lined cookie sheet.

4. Sprinkle Sour Gummy Worms evenly over bark and give them a good smush into the chocolate.

5. Pour the remaining crushed Oreos over the bark until covered and smash the crumbs into the bark.

6. Put in freezer until set and then break in to pieces.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: AAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawesooooooooooooooome!!! The combo of the white chocolate and the Oreos and the sour gummies is, dare I say it, TRI-winning!

There is plenty of opportunity to mix it up a bit in both your choice of pudding and cookie. Chocolate pudding and Nilla Wafers would be a great way to switch things around. Regardless, I would advise making the above recipe first and making it as soon as vampire-ly possible (human speed just won’t cut it this time).

For more down and dirt-y recipes, check out The Cereal Baker.

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Dark Chocolate Bacon Bark

On the list of food stuffs that make us smile, candy bark is definitely on the higher end of that list. We’ve seen a wide variety of candy bark over the years: Cake Batter, Easter Candy, Peanut Butter Jelly,  Peppermint and even a Frito-Lay Reese’s variety. Surprisingly enough, until today, no one had approached us with a recipe that included the golden meat…bacon.

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Cake Batter Candy Bark

One thing that seems to turn on many-a-persons sweet tooth is the idea of attributing cake batter flavors to items that are…well, not cake. In the case of Becky’s Cake Batter Candy Bark, she’s taken white chocolate chips, yellow cake mix, chocolate frosting and a batch of rainbow sprinkles to make these ready-to-go pieces of candy bark. (Recipe @ TheCerealBaker)

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Easter Candy Bark

Everyone has their favorite Easter candy, even for those who don’t get involved in the festivities, and what better way to enjoy them than all at once in a candy bark? Made with chopped Spring Oreos, Easter Candy Corn, Cadbury eggs, Mini Robin Eggs and Easter peanut butter M&Ms. All of this candy is melted down and hardened with milk chocolate chips and semi sweet chocolate. (Recipe @ GingerbreadBagels)

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Peanut Butter Jelly Bark

Imagine a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich represented in candy bark form. Can’t? Well, just look at the image above and that’s just what you’ll see. The bark is made from white chocolate chips, crushed potato chips, Craisins and Reese’s Pieces. All the ingredients are mixed in a bowl, then lathered onto a baking sheet, covered with melted white chocolate and frozen for a quarter of an hour. Easy enough? Oh Becky, you truly are making us FOODBEASTS moan!