Running short on time? Batches and batches of chocolate bark will be ready in a flash.
November 20, 2015
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The Quickest Holiday Dessert
This season, there's no need to stress or spend hours in the kitchen. Serve this simple sweet treat at your next party or wrap it up beautifully for your friends. The first ingredient in this dark chocolate bark (psst, it’s quinoa) gives this treat loads of crunch. It’s a whole grain, which definitely makes this sweet even sweeter.
A good old nut and raisin blend delivers sugar, salt, and crunch—AKA all things good. Get in the holiday spirit by tossing together a mix featuring festive M&M’S. Healthier than store-bought alternatives, this snack is ideal for holiday gift giving.
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Cranberry-Pistachio Chocolate Bark
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is making bark for all to share. This festive snack lends satisfying texture in every bite. Studded with ruby-red cranberries and flecks of pistachios, it's a gorgeous addition to any cookie tray or gift box, fitting beautifully in a rustic cookie tin.
The cure for your summer withdrawals: pillows of perfectly browned marshmallows and crumbled graham crackers sit atop a devilishly-delicious dark chocolate base. After one bite, you’ll be yelling, “Gimme s’more!”
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White Chocolate-Cherry Bark
Make a four-ingredient, no-bake treat in less than 20 minutes. Pack this cherry-spiked bark in your child's bag (or you own) for a creamy-crunchy treat.
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This addictive chocolate confection is a spectacular way to blend cranberries and almonds. You can also vary the recipe with other dried fruits, such as raisins, apricots, figs, or cherries. Wrap in clear plastic and tie with a dark green ribbon for a lovely holiday gift.
Talk about a match made in heaven! Add some sunshine to gloomy winter days by savoring citrus zest that complements the bold and decadent dark chocolate base of this bark. A roasted hazelnut topping is just the cherry on top. There’s no doubt that this dessert will be a holiday showstopper.