When I entertain, I like to put nuts or chocolates on the table
for people to nibble on while they are sipping their wine or
sitting around chatting. Or, when I go to people's houses as a
guest, I like to arrive with something festive. This Pretzel
S'mores Bark is the perfect homemade gift! You can fill a
cellophane bag with this decadent treat and tie a cute bow at the
My husband was the inspiration behind this recipe. He loves the
combination of pretzels and s'mores. While this decadent chocolate
bark does not seem healthy, I read a recent study published in the
Archives of Internal Medicine that found adults who
regularly eat cacao-based treats weigh less than those how eat
chocolate less frequently. This is great news because I eat dark
chocolate everyday! The cacao may cause a metabolic boost in the
body that revs metabolism. This is fantastic news!
My kids really enjoyed preparing this recipe. They watched the
chocolate chips melt in the microwave in awe. They took turns
crushing the pretzels and graham crackers with the back of a spoon
in a Ziplock bag. Their favorite part was sprinkling on the
marshmallows, pretzels and graham crackers. My son was strategic
about his placement, and my daughter practiced her ballet moves as
she kept tiptoeing off with the marshmallows!
Feel free to customize this chocolate treat to your family's
favorite flavors. Have fun choosing which toppings you want- nuts,
peppermints or dried fruit would all taste delicious!
This bark tastes fresh for about two weeks if kept in an
airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
Mandy is a mom of two children, who hopes to inspire families to have fun in the kitchen together.
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