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Easy Pretzel and Cookie Bark

Updated on January 23, 2014

This easy recipe for pretzel and cookie bark can be modified in many ways to suit not only the season, but also your specific tastes. Once you get the basic recipe down you can substitute other kinds of cookies and candies for a unique salty and sweet treat that both kids and adults will love. Two of the greatest things about the recipe are that it’s simple enough for even the smallest child to help in some way, and it’s versatile enough to make it to suit everyone’s tastes.

  • 14 Oreos
  • 1 1/2 c small pretzel sticks
  • 2 lb. chocolate flavored almond bark
  • 1 c of m&m’s

Pretzel and Cookie Bark
Pretzel and Cookie Bark

Start by breaking the pretzel sticks in half and breaking up the Oreos. This is a perfect job for little helpers you may have in the kitchen.

Once the pretzels and Oreos are broken up, cover a large cookie sheet with wax paper. Spread the cookies, pretzels and ¾ of the m&ms on the lined cookie sheet.

Melt the almond bark. Then spread the melted almond bark over the pretzel, cookie mix. Spread it out with a spatula covering the whole mixture.

Pretzel and Cookie Bark
Pretzel and Cookie Bark

Take the remaining m&ms and sprinkle them on top of the almond bark.

Place the cookie sheet in the fridge until solid.

Break the finished cookie and pretzel bark into bite size chunks.

VOILA!! Cookie and pretzel bark!

The different takes and variations on this recipe are limitless. The images used in this article were for St. Patrick’s Day. Mint flavored Oreos were used, along with green m&m’s, BUT here are a few suggestions for items that can be simply substituted. I’m sure there are more; you’re only limited by your imagination.

  • Use white chocolate flavored almond bark, Valentine m&ms, and pink filled Oreos for a great Valentines treat.
  • Red and green m&m’s, paired with a couple of crushed candy canes will help make the holiday even jollier.
  • Is spring in the air? Pastel colored m&ms along with the spring Oreos will give the cookie and pretzel bark spring flair.
  • Use candy corn in the fall for an autumn feel.
  • Vanilla wafers, Keebler Fudge Stripes, graham crackers, gingerbread snaps, and shortbread cookies make good substitutes for the cookies.
  • Throw a couple of handfuls of peanuts onto the cookie sheet for an even saltier flavor. Ingredients
  • Substitute yogurt or chocolate covered raisins for a portion of the m&ms.
  • Use a few drops of food coloring if using the white chocolate almond bark to color the cookie pretzel bark for the occasion.

Those are just a few of the different varieties and ideas for making this quite versatile treat. Let me know in the comments section of others that pop into your head.

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    • Krysanthe profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy Hull 

      4 years ago from Bloomington, Illinois

      Oh my kids love this stuff, so I'm sure your nieces will. They totally enjoy helping to make it too.

    • PurvisBobbi44 profile image

      PurvisBobbi44 

      4 years ago from Florida

      Hi,

      My nieces will love this recipe and as you stated can be changed to fit the season and also the event. Thanks for sharing and I will look for more of your wonderful ideas for children.

      Bobbi Purvis

    • Krysanthe profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy Hull 

      5 years ago from Bloomington, Illinois

      I love the variations too, and all of them taste great.

    • Claudia Tello profile image

      Claudia Tello 

      5 years ago from Mexico

      Nice! I wouldn´t make these just because I am sure I´d eat it all in one go! I love the crunchy ingredients you´ve added to the chocolate and the multiple variations.

    • Krysanthe profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy Hull 

      5 years ago from Bloomington, Illinois

      Thanks so much! High praise from someone who writes many recipe hubs!

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      Dil Vil 

      5 years ago from India

      Wow the hub is awesome! really very beautifully organised.

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