Need something pretty, impressive and super simple to add to your holiday gift basket? This simple “recipe” is limited only by your own creativity. You can make it so that it is cute or you can make it truly elegant. Using a base of melted almond bark, the toppings can be anything that suits your taste or allows you to use what you have on hand.
Chocolate or White Chocolate Almond Bark
Sweet toppings: Holiday M&M’s, Sprinkles, crushed peppermint candies, mini marshmallows, crushed Oreo cookies, caramel corn, dried fruits such as cranberries, cherries, fig, etc.
Salty toppings: Pretzel pieces, cashews, pistachios, pecans
Break the Almond Bark into chunks and place in a large microwave safe bowl. Place bowl in the microwave and heat for 1 minute on high. Remove and stir. Continue heating in the microwave for another :15 seconds. Stir. Continue until the Almond Bark is melted and smooth.
Pour onto a parchment lined 15 x 10 pan, spreading until it is smooth. This doesn’t need to reach all edges and corners of the pan – it just needs to be evenly distributed.
Add toppings to make the combinations you enjoy. Sweet and salty are great together. Combinations of dried fruit and nuts, or pretzels and candies…use your imagination.
Let cool completely (overnight in the refrigerator or in a very cool place). Break into pieces. Store in a sealable container.