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Batty Bark

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
    1-1/2 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • suziethefoodie
    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
    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.

  • goldstarzz
    Oct 6, 2010

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