Thursday, June 30, 2011

. . . Patriotic Crunch . . .

To keep with the theme of Red, White and Blue I wanted to make something super easy but festive so I came up with this quick and simple recipe based on Bark that I make for the Christmas Holiday Season.  I needed a fun name for it so I came up with Patriotic Crunch and it seemed appropriate with Independence Day around the corner.  This is so super duper easy but everyone will love it!  I made it today and by the end of the day I think my family, I mean me, had eaten about half of it.  Watch out...it is addictive!



Gather your ingredients--you really could add anything to this that you want.
Melt your Almond Bark over very low heat or in the microwave.  Be careful because once it burns it is ruined.

**TIP**
When making Bark dab a little of your melted chocolate on each corner of your cookie sheet, then lay your parchment paper down and press over the melted chocolate.  It is like a glue and it holds the parchment in place.

Crumble your pretzels and Oreos over the parchment lined baking sheet
Drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the pretzels and Oreos.  Spread chocolate with a spatula but don't drag the oreos too much or your chocolate will get yucky looking.

Once the chocolate is smoothed over your pretzels and Oreos, sprinkle with red, white and blue sprinkles.
Add red and blue M&Ms over the top. 
Place in the fridge until chocolate is completely cooled. 

Make sure the Bark is completely solid before you start breaking it up.  I let mine sit for at least an hour in the fridge.
Just start breaking pieces off of the Bark until you get the desired size.  Enjoy!


 
 
 

27 comments:

  1. This is a great idea! We are going out of town for the weekend but my in-laws are having a 4th of July party on Monday evening. This will be the perfect quick treat to make and bring that evening. Thank you!!!!

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  2. my mouth is watering ~ this looks so delish and festive for the 4th!

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  3. yum-this is perfect to package up & give to friends! happy 4th!

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  4. This looks awesome! Where did you find your M&Ms?

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  5. Thank you! I love the idea of bagging this up and giving it as gifts to the hostess or neighbors etc.

    I just picked the red and blue M&Ms out of a regular bag of M&Ms. I could have purchased them in solid red and solid blue from a bulk machine but it was alot more expensive than just taking a few minutes to pick the 2 colors out of a bag that cost me $2.50.

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  6. That looks delicious ... what a great little hostess gift!

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  7. YUM! This looks so fun and festive...and definitely looks yummy! Cute idea :)
    Stopping by from Amanda's Weekend Bloggy Reading.
    Jennifer

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  8. Looks and sounds delicious!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up today http://tidymom.net/2011/im-lovin-it-wrap-up-4th-of-july-ideas/

    Have a great holiday!

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  9. TERRIFIC idea - thanks so much!

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  10. Bark is my favorite food ever. I love how patriotic yours is and using Oreos AND pretzels?? This is the kinda thing I dream of :o)

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  11. Lindy, congrats on your feature from TT&J. How exciting!!! LOVE it!

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  12. So so cute. Featuring on my blog today!! Thank you. Happy fourth of july!

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  13. I love this idea! Those look super tasty!!

    I'm visiting over from funkyjunkinteriors. I'm hosting my first ever blog party and its all 4th of July-all Red, White, and Blue! I'd love for you to link up and share with me!

    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/07/4th-of-july-link-party.html

    Hope to see you over at my place soon!
    Kaitlin
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

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  14. I love this idea! Those look super tasty!!

    I'm visiting over from funkyjunkinteriors. I'm hosting my first ever blog party and its all 4th of July-all Red, White, and Blue! I'd love for you to link up and share with me!

    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/07/4th-of-july-link-party.html

    Hope to see you over at my place soon!
    Kaitlin
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

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  15. What a great idea...so simple and inexpensive!

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  16. delicious idea and looks lovely too... happy 4th of july! Malia

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  17. I'm so hungry now! Looks like so much fun to make as well! Thanks for sharing. xoxo michele

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  18. I highlighted this on my little blog at http://wadelmat.blogspot.com/ Thanks for sharing!

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  19. YUM! this looks amazing! I am featuring this recipe on my blog tomorrow, so feel free to come check it out and grab a featured button if you would like! Happy 4th!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  20. S cute! It looks so yummy! Fun colours on 4th! So festive....love it! Thanks for sharing:)
    Happy 4th!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  21. SO CUTE AND YUMMY! SO PERFECT for the fire work show. LOVE IT. winks-jen

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  22. Addictive is right!!! I was the 1st to comment about making this for my in-laws house. I received so many compliments and many asked how to make it. Thank goodness there are only a handful of chunks left, because here I sit, catching up on my google reader, eating the leftovers! I guess a long run is in the books for me tomorrow! Thank you for sharing your ideas and recipes....you have me HOOKED!!!!

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  23. Yum! Definitely a great idea for a patriotic treat!

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  24. Really awesome post! Thanks for linking it up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

    Btw, I also have a blog party called Market Your Biz and Giveaways. Please feel free to link up to have them promoted :)

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  25. Thank you so much for linking this up! I love it! So cute! Perfect for my first blog party celebrating the 4th of July!

    I'm hosting my first ever weekly blog party and it starts today! It is called {re}create into something new! So please link up anything that you have reinvented, repurposed, recycled, revamped, reused, reorganized or redone! http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/07/recreate-into-something-new-blog-party.html

    Thanks again!
    Kaitlin--The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

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