Buddy the Elf Bark

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


about 1 pound

Updated: Nov. 11, 2022
Drawing inspiration from one of our favorite holiday movies, this Buddy the Elf dessert incorporates ramen noodles with chocolate, candy and everyone's favorite—marshmallows. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor
Buddy the Elf Bark Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup crushed ramen noodles, divided (seasoning packet discarded)
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows, divided
  • 1/3 cup M&M's minis, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sprinkles, divided


  1. Line a 15x10x1-in. pan with parchment; set aside.
  2. In a double boiler or metal bowl over hot water, melt chocolate chips until two-thirds are melted. Remove from heat; stir until smooth. Stir in half the ramen, 1/4 cup marshmallows, 3 tablespoons M&M's and 1 tablespoon sprinkles. Spread into prepared pan; top with remaining ingredients (pan will not be full). Refrigerate until firm, 15-20 minutes. Break or cut into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 ounce: 150 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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