Red White and Blue Bark


This simple and fun no-bake bark recipe is perfect for Memorial Day or Independence Day!  So simple, even your kids can make it!


Planning a fun holiday get together?  No need to stress about the dessert… I’ve got you covered.  If you can melt chocolate, you can make this festive bark!

Festive Red White and Blue Bark | This simple and fun no-bake bark recipe is perfect for Memorial Day or Independence Day! So simple, even your kids can make it! | http://thechunkychef.com

Maaaaaaybe I need to plan my posts out a little bit better… both posts this week are no-bake desserts lol.  Originally I had planned to share this red white and blue bark with you all next week… but I was too excited, and had to share it early!

I hesitate to even call this a recipe… it’s seriously SO easy.  Kids can do this… that one person you know who can’t even boil water… yep, they can make it too!

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This is totally customize-able too… making something for Halloween?  Use orange and black or dark brown.  Christmas?  Red and green.  Perfect!!  You can also add anything you want to the bark to “decorate” it.  I found these awesome sprinkles on amazon (affiliate link), and just knew I had to have them!  Incidentally, if you’re looking for an awesome jelly roll pan that you can use for just about everything… this is the one I have (affiliate), and I LOVE it!

Festive Red White and Blue Bark | This simple and fun no-bake bark recipe is perfect for Memorial Day or Independence Day! So simple, even your kids can make it! | http://thechunkychef.com

Okay, so here’s the breakdown.  You’re going to want to prepare your jelly roll pan by lining it with foil and very lightly spraying it with oil.  Now you’ll need to melt all your chocolate candy melts.  Speaking of those, you can find them at most craft stores, like Jo-Ann Fabrics, or search on amazon.  I like to melt my white candy melts in a makeshift double boiler, (since there’s more of the white melts than the colored ones), but microwave the red and blue candy melts.  Pour the white candy melts into the jelly roll pan and then drizzle the colored candy melts over the top.  Here’s a picture of how I drizzled it for this pattern.

Festive Red White and Blue Bark | This simple and fun no-bake bark recipe is perfect for Memorial Day or Independence Day! So simple, even your kids can make it! | http://thechunkychef.com

Then I used a small wooden skewer (the non-pointy end) to swirl in a figure 8 pattern.

Festive Red White and Blue Bark | This simple and fun no-bake bark recipe is perfect for Memorial Day or Independence Day! So simple, even your kids can make it! | http://thechunkychef.com

Now just top it with your toppings (crushed oreo cookies, m&m’s, star sprinkles, and red white and blue jimmies) and refrigerate until it’s hard enough to break.  That’s it!!

Festive Red White and Blue Bark | This simple and fun no-bake bark recipe is perfect for Memorial Day or Independence Day! So simple, even your kids can make it! | http://thechunkychef.com

So whether you’re making this bark for a Memorial Day or Independence Day party, giving them away as a gift (SO perfect for that btw!!), or making them for an afternoon treat for yourself… I know you’ll love it!!

Festive Red White and Blue Bark | This simple and fun no-bake bark recipe is perfect for Memorial Day or Independence Day! So simple, even your kids can make it! | http://thechunkychef.com

Easiest dessert ever!!

 


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5 from 1 vote
8 servings
Red White and Blue Bark
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
This simple and fun no-bake bark recipe is perfect for Memorial Day or Independence Day! So simple, even your kids can make it!
Author: The Chunky Chef
Ingredients
  • 16 oz bright white candy melts or equal amounts of white chocolate
  • 6 oz royal blue candy melts
  • 6 oz red candy melts
  • m Red white and blue &m's
  • pieces Handful of oreo cookies crushed into bite sized
  • Red white and blue star sprinkles
  • Red white and blue jimmies
Instructions
  1. Place oreo cookies into a resealable plastic bag, seal, and gently hit with a rolling pin to break cookies into pieces. Set aside.
  2. Line an 11x15" jelly roll pan (or regular 9x13" pan), with aluminum foil and spray very lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Place a small saucepan with about 1 inch of water on the stove and heat on LOW until barely simmering. Pour bright white candy melts in a large glass bowl (that fits inside the saucepan so that the bottom of the bowl does NOT touch the water).
  4. Place bowl over the top of the saucepan, creating a double boiler. Use a rubber spatula to stir candy melts until melted and smooth. Do not allow any liquid to come in contact with the candy melts.
  5. Pour red candy melts in a small microwaveable bowl, and pour blue candy melts in another microwaveable bowl.
  6. Microwave the blue candy melts at 70% power, in 30-45 second intervals, until most of the way melted. Remove from microwave and stir to let the residual heat melt the remaining bits.
  7. Repeat process with the red candy melts.
  8. Pour melted white candy melts into jelly roll pan and use rubber spatula to smooth into an even layer.
  9. Alternate drizzling melted red candy melts and blue candy melts in vertical lines over the surface of the melted white candy melts. (you could also just spoon bits of red and blue in a non-pattern over the surface as well).
  10. Using a small wooden skewer or butter knife, swirl in a figure eight pattern to swirl the red and blue into the white. Repeat over the entire pan. You're not looking for a pattern here, just pretty swirls.
  11. Sprinkle swirled candy melts with oreo pieces, m&m's, star sprinkles and jimmies.
  12. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours, or until hardened.
  13. Lift edges of aluminum foil to remove bark from pan, and separate the bark from the foil.
  14. Break into pieces.
  15. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

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Festive Red White and Blue Bark | This simple and fun no-bake bark recipe is perfect for Memorial Day or Independence Day! So simple, even your kids can make it! | http://thechunkychef.com

Festive Red White and Blue Bark | This simple and fun no-bake bark recipe is perfect for Memorial Day or Independence Day! So simple, even your kids can make it! | http://thechunkychef.com

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18 comments on “Red White and Blue Bark”

  1. This might be a dumb question. but will the colors still show as vibrantly if you use milk chocolate? I this this is so pretty but the fam doesn’t like white chocolate :/

    • Hi Amanda πŸ™‚ Not a dumb question at all! Sadly, the colors won’t show up as well, since they won’t be against the white to contrast them… but do you think they would like a vanilla bark or almond bark? Usually you can find those in the baking aisle, and they wouldn’t taste like pure white chocolate. Otherwise, I say go with milk chocolate and load up on the red white and blue sprinkles and whatnot. May not look as vibrant, but will still taste awesome πŸ™‚

  2. looks amazing, thanks for joining my series!

  3. Can’t wait to WOW my friends…..but, what is a Jimmie?

  4. This is so beautiful and fun! My kids would love it. πŸ™‚

  5. Homemade candy is the BEST! This is so festive πŸ™‚

  6. I love this patriotic bark! It’s so vibrant and beautiful!

  7. Wow so indicative of the holiday coming up. Such a fun dessert!

  8. What a perfectly patriotic sweet treat! πŸ™‚ So much fun for Memorial Day or 4th of July weekend!

  9. So festive! My kids would love this!

  10. This bark is beautiful! I love the color swirls!

  11. What a STUNNING dessert to make on Memorial Day or July 4! I love when dessert is so simple like this, and I can imagine this would be a blast to make with kids who are just learning their way around the kitchen. Sending this to my cousin, whose kiddos are the right age for this, and I cannot wait to try this!

  12. Amanda,
    This bark is just perfect for Memorial day! Looks spectacular!

  13. This bark is so fun. I’m not sure I have the skills to do the awesome swirls, but it is super fun to look at it and I don’t think I’d have a problem eating the whole batch!

  14. This is perfect for the holiday, and it is quite pretty! Can’t wait to see my guests gobble it up this weekend.