Eek! Isn’t this the cutest bark that you ever did see? When my great friend Pinterest messaged me that this melted snow bark was our next playdate I was so in.
Cooking with kids, especially littles ones, can always be…..interesting. The best part about this one though is that it’s generally, low maintenance. Mom? Melt the chocolate and spread it out on a cookie sheet. Grab your crew (bonus if they are super cute like ours ;)) and spread your supplies out on the counter. Pretzel sticks for the arms, mini peanut butter cups for the hats, and so on and so forth. The only real guidance you need to give is how to form the snowman which, generally should be obvious. Yet at certain points we had upside snowman going on and sideways snowman going on and a blob of red candies going on (thank you, two year old) and in general all B was into was eating the supplies.
Take a deep breath, it’s all good.
See, we did it! We made a festive merry treat with preshoolers and a toddler! Felt like a big success for the day. Cross it off the December bucket list.
Outside the bark goes to chill, upstairs the kids go to play, and maybe….just maybe….you’ll get an adult conversation in for just a few teeny tiny moments over bubbly la croxis before the music ‘show’ begins.
- white melting Chocolate
- mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- candy eyes (found at Hobby Lobby)
- orange sprinkles for the nose - we went with rainbow and picked out the orange ones
- red hot candy
- pretzel sticks, halved
- wax paper
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
- Melt chocolate per package directions and spread onto wax paper.
- Decorate accordingly, reese peanut butter cup for the hat, candy eyes, orange sprinkle nose, and so on and so forth.
- Set outside to chill - we waited roughly 45 minutes.
- You can just go at it and break about with your hands or guide it better with a knife. Ours didn't break perfectly but the kids didn't seem to mind.