Break Me Off Some Bark!
Updated: Dec 10, 2020
A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of teaching Hadley’s tiny tribe of brownies about healthy snacking. We had a Savory Snack – “Not Yo Nachos” Personal pan Nachos. A “Slurp It” Snack – Tropical Smoothies with a secret ingredient of frozen Cauliflower – none of them guessed that one! And lastly everyone’s favorite – A Sweet Snack – Chocolate Pretzel Bark. ((Because sweets should always be enjoyed! Just in Moderation!)) I have made this twice since that night with the Girl Scouts, and the second time around realized it was worthy of a photo shoot.
My absolute favorite snack in the candy isle of the grocery store is dark chocolate Rasinets. This is like that but a whole lot better. No weird hard chocolate coating you need to break through till you get to the good stuff. The first time I made these at home I used Ghirardelli Chocolate because it was on sale; the second time, was all Aldi products and both were better than a yellow box of the commercialized candy. I don’t think I will be able to enjoy Rasinets the same way after eating this delicious creation. It is sweet, and salty, chewy and crunchy - this sweet treat has it all! I keep it in a gallon bag in the freezer after breaking it apart!
1 bag of Dark Chocolate Chips
½ bag of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
2 Tbl Coconut Oil (Separated)
1 Cup of Raisins
¼ Cup Dried Cranberries or Blueberries
1 Cup pretzels broken
1 Cup Marshmallows
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper
I use a double boiler to melt my chocolate; because my microwave is used as a bread box, but if your microwave is usable, its quick and easy and only requires one bowl.
Add 1 ½ Tbl of Coconut Oil and Dark Chocolate chips to the bowl (either microwave in 30 second intervals, or melt over a pot of water on the stove)
Pour the melted chocolate over the parchment paper, smooth out with a rubber spatula
Add the Raisins on top of the chocolate, I like to completely cover my surface with raisins ((It also makes me think that eating this chocolate is healthy by adding dried fruit – logic!))
Add the Semi-Sweet Chocolate and Coconut Oil to the same bowl and melt
Next sprinkle the craisins, broken pretzels, and marshmallows – gently push down so everything is adhered to the bottom layer of chocolate
Top with the semi-sweet, melted chocolate, and pop into the freezer
Break apart & Enjoy!
This would make as a great gift, add to little cellophane bags and tie with some pretty ribbon! Voila Homemade Christmas!
This recipe is also so easy to switch up
Add peanuts or take away the raisins and pretzels and add banana chips and coconut
Find your favorite toppings and cover them in chocolate! Yumm! Let me know which combination is your favorite!!