Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Candy Creations: Almond Bark

Growing up, I remember making a white chocolate chex mix candy with Mom each year around Christmas. After we were done making it, we'd package it up (or at least whatever we didn't eat of it!) and mail it to relatives as a nice homemade holiday gift.

Once I moved away from home, I picked up the tradition and have been making it ever since.But it's a shame to make this treat only once a year, so now I make it whenever I can!

The beauty of this dessert is that you can add in anything you want.

Pretzels? Yep. Pecans? Sure. Corn and rice chex? A must.

One of my favorites to mix in is Peanut Butter Captain Crunch cereal.

You can find almond bark in the candy or baking aisle of the grocery store. One big batch calls for one big bowl of cereal/pretzel combo mixed in with one package of melted almond bark.

We always made it with the white chocolate, but it's very tasty with regular chocolate as well. 

Yummy. It's like a sea of chocolate lava.

Here's the basic recipe, but one word of caution: I add in extra each and EVERY time I make it. So I'll round up to what I think I really put in ...

6 cups corn and rice chex cereal
2 cups Peanut Butter Captain Crunch cereal
1/2 cup pecans
1 package almond bark (white or chocolate), melted in slow increments in a microwave-safe bowl
2 cups pretzels

Other add-ins that would be delish:
M&Ms or other chocolate candy (Reece's Pieces sounds yummy just thinking about it!)

Nothing but sweet goodness as far as the eye can see ...

Spread the candy out on a flat surface covered in wax paper. Make sure it dries completely before packaging.


And I just love how pretty it is all packaged up!


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