Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Making Munch Bark, with Leftover M amd M's, Emma and Anna

If you have leftover Valentine M and M's, and are wondering what do do with them, besides just eat them out of the bag, you can use them to make "Munch Bark". Munch Bark can be whatever you have leftover in your pantry.  I was going to see my friend Carolyn, and  her Granddaughters, Emma and Anna. I wanted to make something with girls, so I looked in my pantry.  I found leftover M and M's, partial boxes of  Corn and Rice Chex,, microwave popcorn, and mini pretzels, as well as some almond bark.  I didn't have any peanuts, or I would have added them, too. If you have dried fruit, candy bars, cookies, etc, put them on a cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper.

When you have all of your ingredients on the cookie sheet that you want, Take your squares of almond bark, place them in the a  microwaveable bowl, and microwave until melted.  You can also use white chocolate baking chips, also, just be careful, because white chocolate burns easily. Then just pour the melted bark, or chocolate over the ingredients on the cookie sheet, and stir until well combined and coated. Cover cookie sheet with foil, and refrigerate until bark is set and hard.  If you live in the Midwest, you can place the cookie sheet, in your "winter refrigerator", your garage. Having extra "refrigerator" space is about the only benefit of enduring zero temps.

Once the bark or chocolate is set, about one hour, break into small irregular pieces by hand, and eat! Store in covered container.  I don't know, if we had more fun making them, or eating them?  Enjoy!

 Munch Bark
1. Assemble all of the yummy ingredients that you want, popcorn cereal, candy, pretzels, nuts, dried fruit, etc on a foil, parchment, or wax paper lined cookie sheet.

2. I package Almond Bark or white chocolate chips

3. Place Almond Bark or chocolate chips in a microwaveable bow.  Microwave in 30 sec intervals, stirring often.  Watch carefully, because white chocolate burns easily.

4. Pour melted bark or chocolate over ingredients on cookie sheet, stirring to coat.

5. Cover cookie sheet,and place in refrigerator, until bark is set. When bark is set, break into small, irregular pieces by hand, and  store in covered container.

l linked up my recipe to Brandie@The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck #55
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  1. Nice! Easy and delicious, that's my kinda recipe. Thanks for sharing, looks like you guys had a great time :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    1. Eric,
      This was a fun recipe to make with the girls, and even more fun to eat!

  2. I think this bark would be perfect prevalentines day :)

    Choc Chip Uru

    1. Uru,
      You are right, this would be a good prevalentines's day as well, or anytime for that matter;)

  3. Love that pic of you and the girls. They are so darn cute and I'm sure enjoyed hanging out with you and making this yummy bark. I wish I had some leftover m&m's. Glad you guys had such a great V-day. Just getting out and running this morning. Hope you are having a great week. Yeah the weekend is almost here.

    1. Gina,
      Thanks the girls are very cute, and now Anna has lost two teeth. They had a lot of fun making, and eating the bark.


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