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 top.
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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