Friday, December 3, 2010

Holly Jollies, Christmas Candy on a Budget, In a Hurry!

One of the food blogs I follow, Southern Plate, posted this recipe yesterday. My stamp group is getting together on Saturday for a Shoebox Card Swap and we are going to do a cookie exchange too. I didn't know what I was going to make until I saw this recipe. It looked super easy and quick. The blogger, Christy Jordon, lets her children make these. On the left are chocolate ones with rice krispies, then white chocolate with chopped up apricots and then white chocolate with dried cranberries. I am having one with apricots right now and it is yum!

Holly Jollies
1 package Almond Bark, white or chocolate
36 mini muffin papers
2 cups of one or more of the following:
  • Salted peanuts
  • Rice Krispie Cereal
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Raisins
  • Crushed candy canes
  • Other salted nuts
  • Your favorite dried fruit, chopped to the size of raisins

Line a mini muffin tin with the papers. Place almond bark in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave for a minute and a half, stir. Return to microwave and microwave for about 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time, until the bark is smooth and creamy. Remove from microwave and stir in 2 cups of your choice of add in. Spoon into mini muffin papers and allow to sit until cool and hardened. (I used some wax paper too because I only have 2 - 12 cup mini muffin tins). They can be put in the refrigerator to speed up the process if you like.

Note: Take special care not to allow even the tiniest drop of water to get into the bark as it will clot up if you do.

Add this recipe to the Christmas goodies you make. I think you will enjoy them.

Recipe by Christy Jordon of


  1. Never heard of Almond Bark before. Had to google it, and still not sure what it is. Hahaha! Your treats look yummy.

  2. Its just chocolate used for candy making. Comes in a huge milk chocolate and vanilla flavor. The bar is sectioned off in 12 separate pieces. Just melt it in the microwave, stirring, until it is smooth and creamy then add stuff to it. No baking...