Create-A-Bark Recipe

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With a little imagination and varied ingredients, you can create a custom candy with this recipe that you'll love.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 package (24 ounces) white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups of one or more of the following: dessert mints, jelly beans, M&M's, sugar-coated cereal, miniature sandwich cookies, etc.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 ounces) equals 339 calories, 12 g fat (11 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 15 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.


  1. In a microwave, melt candy coating. Stir in the candy, cereal and/or cookies. Spread on a foil-lined baking sheet. Cool. Break into pieces. Yield: about 2 pounds.
Originally published as Create-A-Bark in Country Woman Christmas 1996, p35

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"I have made this every Christmas for the past 10 years and am not allowed to stop. Our favorite is crushed peppermints and crushed Oreo's (not in the same batch)."

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