Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom


Treats for the Neighbors: Holiday Bark

Holiday Bark, made with white candy coating and a festive fruit and nut blend.  Quick and easy for a holiday treat! (and perfect for gift giving)

One of my favorite sweet treats is Almond bark.  You can use it in so many different ways, I always keep it on hand since it stores so well.

As I was grocery shopping last week, I stumbled across a package of mixed nuts with cranberries and raisins. The color combination was so pretty with the red cranberries and green tinted pumpkin seeds and pistachios that I had to put a package in my cart. After a trip down the baking aisle, I knew exactly what I would make with it... Holiday Bark

Making candy bark is so easy and is the perfect holiday treat to give to our neighbors. If you have never used White Almond Bark, it looks like this: (Sometimes the package says white almond bark other times it is called white bark or candy coating)

To make this candy, it really only takes a few minutes and just a few ingredients....

White Chocolate Holiday Bark

  • 1 Package of White Candy Coating (use as much as you want, the whole package makes quite a bit) 
  • +/- 3 cups of your mixings (chopped nuts, dried fruit, candy, broken pretzels.) 
  • wax paper 
  1. Cover a large cookie sheet with wax paper. Spread half of your mixings over the wax paper. Place candy coating in a microwave container and melt according to the directions on the package. 
  2. Pour the melted chocolate over the mixings on the cookie sheet, spreading with spatula if needed to coat as evenly as possible. Sprinkle remaining mixings over the candy while it is still wet. (Try to press the mixings in just a bit so they will stick once the candy hardens. Let the candy sit for 20 to 30 minutes to harden. 
  3. Gently break bark into small pieces. 

Store in air tight container.

Who wouldn't love a sweet and salty treat like this? Yum!  It's so easy, you should give it a try.


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  1. I love making different kinds of barks for family and friends! It's so versatile and tastes so good! :)

  2. This Holiday Bark is absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to try this - thank you for sharing!

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  4. I love the colors! This bark is so festive!

    dropping in from Full Plate Thursday.

    The Peach Kitchen

  5. What a great gift! Looks delicious. Come and visit us this week. We are having a terrific giveway from a very talented Southern writer.

  6. WOW! Must pin! I would love you to come join my Pin Me Linky Party that starts Friday morning at 8am CST.

  7. Wish I was one of your neighbors, I would love some of this awesome bark. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. this looks so delicious! i need some! I'd love for you to share them at my link party if you have a chance. Hope you are having a wonderful holiday!

  9. Hi Jamie, I think I gained 5 lbs just looking at your treats! I'll be featuring them tonight at A Crafty Soiree, which I cohost with Katie from Katie's Nesting Spot. Thanks so much for linking up! Malia

  10. Hey Jamie - This looks so amazing and pretty too!

    Thanks so much for joining with us in supporting Sandy Hook through our special link party. You were FEATURED at OPC The Better Half out of 840 links! Hope you'll come back today to see the other features and link up some more cool projects. Happy Friday!

  11. Oh, yum!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!


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