Batty Bark Recipe
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Batty Bark Recipe

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These very cute chocolately treats are especially wonderful because they hold their shape. Be sure to chop the cherries into small pieces for a smoother look. For easy cutting, dip cutter into hot water between cuts.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 8 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup unsalted sunflower kernels
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries, chopped


  1. In a microwave, melt milk chocolate and semisweet chocolate; stir until smooth. Stir in the cereal, sunflower kernels and cherries. On a waxed paper-lined baking sheet, spread chocolate mixture into a 12-in. x 9-in. rectangle. Refrigerate until firm.
  2. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Cut with a 3-1/2-in. bat-shaped cookie cutter. Remelt scraps and cut if desired. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Batty Bark in Halloween Party Favorites 2008, p17

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suziethefoodie 172656
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"These are delicious, I made mine with dried cranberries and loved them but it is true, cutting these out was extremely painful for me. I only ended up making a few and just ate the rest of it in chunks. Great and simple idea, just really physically difficult."

tpendley1979 157511
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"This recipe is wonderful, but there must be an easier way to do it than spreading it out and cutting it with bat -shaped cookie cutters. I am just going to drop spoon size cookies on a sheet of wax paper. I haven't thought of a way to get a bat shape out of it."

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