Backwoods Bonfire Bark Recipe
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Backwoods Bonfire Bark Recipe

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Not only do the flavors of chocolate, marshmallow and peanuts taste great together, the easy recipe reminds me of being up north at the cabin with my family. Makes a fast batch of treats to sell at your school bake sale. —Jamie McMahon, Cologne, Minnesota
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + standing
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + standing
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups honey bear-shaped crackers
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup dry roasted peanuts

Nutritional Facts

1 ounce: 156 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a microwave, melt chocolate at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
  2. Spread to 1/4-in. thickness on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Immediately sprinkle crackers, marshmallows and peanuts over chocolate; press in lightly.
  3. Chill until firm. Break or cut into pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 1-1/2 pounds.
Originally published as Backwoods Bonfire Bark in Taste of Home April/May 2012, p25

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 193071
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2013

"I made this bark yesterday for the first time!

I used these Make & Mold chocolate candy wafers instead of the semi-sweet chocolate. For me that worked well-I used a 14-oz. package. I did used the honey bear-shaped crackers (graham crackers), miniature marshmallows (I used 1 cup instead) and the dry roasted peanuts for this bark. I used a double boiler to melt the chocolate-I admit that I prefer to do that so that I can keep an eye on the chocolate mixture. I lined the baking sheet with waxed paper-(a baking sheet with a ledge)
and spread the melted chocolate out in prepared pan and added the bear grahamies,marshmmallows and peanuts!
Then I chilled the entire mixture! I sampled
the bark and it was very tasty! I'll definitely keep this recipe in mind for holidays or when I just feel like making some quick candy treats! I've also learned that when it's a hot day-keep candy chilled until ready to break apart and keep in the
container in refrigerator so that candy doesn't melt! Thank you for sharing this recipe! delowenstein"

ssfries User ID: 1941624 125276
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2012

"Might be good to add peanut butter or use reeses peanut butter cups!"

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