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 User ID: 5544582 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 User ID: 1302443 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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