Almond Bark candy is a very easy, fun snack for the whole family to make together and enjoy!
-a bag of sandwich cookies (Oreo’s or similar. Do not use “double stuff”)
-almond bark (white or chocolate depending on preference, we like white to contrast the colored candies)
-seasonal candy (photos show Reese’s Pieces as they are nice fall colors. We have also used candy corn, holiday colored M&Ms)
-and appropriate season colored sprinkles.
You will need a cup and a half of Pretzels, 14 sandwich cookies (Oreo or similar), 1 cup of candy pieces, and sprinkles. Put the Pretzels and Oreo cookies into two small ziplock bags and have a little one crush them up for you while you are getting out a baking sheet and putting wax paper or parchment paper on it.
Take the crushed up Oreo’s and Pretzels along with your choice of candy and spread them out evenly on your paper covered baking sheet.
While your children are putting the cookie, pretzel and candy piece on the cookie sheet, you will want to be putting the whole packet of Almond Bark to melt in the microwave. We timed ours for 1 min and 1/2 and then took it out, stirred it, and put it back in for another 30 sec, but the time will vary depending on your microwave. (Alternatively, you can melt it using a double boiler rather than a microwave.)
After the chocolate is completely melted, you will pour all over the cookie/pretzel/candy mix. Use a spatula to turn and coat everything. Once you have put the white chocolate on, let your little ones have at it with the sprinkles! We use a variety of colors and found some fall leaf sprinkles. We just striped the various ones across the spread-out bark while the chocolate is wet. They will love decorating their wonderful creation that they will be able to eat!
Work quickly before the chocolate sets or the sprinkles won’t stick. Once you have finished decorating to your hearts content, let it sit in the fridge till it hardens. (10 minutes) After it hardens, you can take it out and break it into pieces and store in an airtight jar! It won’t last long!
This could make a great Thanksgiving treat during football games. Change the candy colors, and it is a great Christmas gift for teachers, neighbors, service providers, or just a fun snack idea for you. Your family will grow closer while still having a ton of fun as even very young ones can be involved in breaking the cookies and pretzels (zip-style baggies keep the mess contained as they crush), sprinkling the decorations on top of the chocolate and breaking the bark into pieces!