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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Day 2 of my 12 Days of Christmas Celebration - Christmas Tree Bark recipe

Welcome back to my

12 Days of Christmas Celebration!

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial for the mixed media ornament yesterday.

Today I am sharing a recipe for

Christmas Tree Bark

...no....not the kind of bark on a tree...but a tasty treat!
This recipe is from my Daughter-in-law, Stephanie, and she makes this yummy treat every year.  It comes from her family's cookbook, which they had published in 2005.

Here's what you will need

2 Sleeves of Saltine crackers

1/2 c sugar

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 sticks of butter, melted

2 c chocolate chips

1 c finely chopped nuts, optional.  We love pecans for this recipe.

Line a cookie sheet with foil.  
Lay the saltine crackers in a single layer onto the foil.

Set the cookie sheet aside for a few minutes while you...

Melt the butter and
Chop the nuts if you will be adding them.

Add the sugar and vanilla to the melted butter, and stir to mix and dissolve the sugar.

Pour this mixture over the saltines crackers, making certain that they are all covered.

Place the cookie sheet into a 375 degree oven for 7-10 minutes, or until mixture is bubbling slightly around the crackers.
Remove from oven and turn the oven off.

Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the crackers and return to the oven for a few minutes to melt the chocolate chips.

Spread the melted chips with a knife or spatula, making sure the entire surface is covered.
Sprinkle with nuts if desired.

You could also sprinkle the Tree Bark with decorative Christmas sprinkles, crushed peppermint candy...use your imagination!

Chill until firm and then remove the bark from the foil and break into serving size pieces and ENJOY!
Keep refrigerated.

Makes a great holiday gift too....place in a cello bag, tie with a piece of Christmas ribbon or homespun fabric and add a vintage tag to complete the look!  I've even made a tag (below) for you to print out.
Hope you enjoy this tutorial and will come on back tomorrow!
I've got a great pattern to share with you!


  1. Oh my yummy.
    Would love to have one right now.
    Woolie Blessings

  2. Thanks for the recipe! I'm definitely going to try this one! :0)

  3. If I made this....I wouldn't know when to stop eating it! YUMMY! Thanks for the fun every day! Hugs!

  4. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial-that is on my list to make for the holidays....if not before!!!! lol

  5. That sounds yummy, thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh yummy! I certainly want to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing, Wendy!

  7. I have made this before!! Love it! Oh so yummy! OLM

  8. I have heard of this but never tried it. It sounds good.

    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Oh my gosh, that sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe Wendy, need to go buy some saltines!

  10. Hi Wendy, well I see talent runs in the family. Do these ever look yummy and sounds easy too. I need to try these. Thanks for sharing. hugs, Lecia


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