Christmas Bark Candy Recipe

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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.
MAKES:
20-24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
20-24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) vanilla chips or milk chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 cups M&M miniature baking bits or broken pretzel pieces

Directions

In a microwave-safe bowl, heat chips and oil at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave 10-20 seconds longer or until chips are melted, stirring occasionally. Cool for 5 minutes. Stir in baking bits or pretzels. Spread onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill for 10 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator; break into pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Yield: about 1 pound.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with an 850-watt microwave.
Originally published as Christmas Bark Candy in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p61

Nutritional Facts

2/3 ounce-weight: 127 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) vanilla chips or milk chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 cups M&M miniature baking bits or broken pretzel pieces
  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat chips and oil at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave 10-20 seconds longer or until chips are melted, stirring occasionally. Cool for 5 minutes. Stir in baking bits or pretzels. Spread onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill for 10 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator; break into pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Yield: about 1 pound.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with an 850-watt microwave.
Originally published as Christmas Bark Candy in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p61

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jdog31399 User ID: 1186484 27055
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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Lil_kitty_cook User ID: 7514345 36906
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"Amazing tryin this"

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tera taylor User ID: 4628411 30671
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

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

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cookmama300 User ID: 1059070 74097
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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ArtsyErin User ID: 5555659 36903
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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bobbyb User ID: 1305578 63111
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"The children love it and it is quick to make."

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ladyluckXIII User ID: 973558 30670
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2010

"made this w/white choc chips for xmas last year; everyone loved it. my sis just asked me for the recipe so she could make it for her office party this year"

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rat3 User ID: 20953 203377
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"make this every year all the chocolate lovers can't get enough of this Christmas bark cand and it is easy to make!!!!!!"

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