Christmas Bark Candy Recipe
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Christmas Bark Candy Recipe

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This quick-to-fix candy is sure to please all ages when added to a homemade cookie tray. We show two versions here: vanilla chips with colorful miniature baking bits and milk chocolate chips with broken pretzels. Create your own variations using different flavored chips and add-ins such as crushed candy canes, dried fruits or crunchy nuts.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:20-24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 20-24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) vanilla or white chips or 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 cups M&M's minis or pretzel sticks

Nutritional Facts

2/3 ounce equals 127 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a heavy saucepan or microwave, melt chips with oil; stir until smooth. Cool for 5 minutes. Stir in M&M's or pretzels. Spread onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator; break into pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 1 pound.
Originally published as Christmas Bark Candy in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p61

Nutritional Facts

2/3 ounce equals 127 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Christmas Bark Candy

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Reviewed May. 11, 2014

"I make this every year. My mom always searches for it when I bring candy and cookies to her house at Christmas time."

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Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"Amazing tryin this"

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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

"I HAVE MADE THIS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR YEARS. I AM ALWAYS ASKED FOR THE RECIPE."

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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"I made this recipe last year and I'm looking forward to making it again. It makes great teacher gifts. I also made one with chocolate and craisens. This was a big hit. And the one with crushed candy canes was good too."

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"I have looked for this recipe for many years after the candy was shared with me in 1997. I used almond bark rather than chips, and that worked well. I also mixed M&M's and pretzels because I love the sweet and salty combo. I'll be making this next year to give as a gift to friends! I can't believe how easy it was, but it doesn't appear that way."

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