Wednesday, March 23, 2016

easter basket graham cracker bark

yay it's easter week.
full of candy, baskets, and spring colors.

well would'ya look at that!
no not that,
 it's the fact that it's the 3rd day and 
the 3rd post in a row for me!

whassup with that?
i said before that i was behind in easter posts so i am making up for it this week.

so before i go on with today's tute,
i wanted to ask the pretzel makers of the world, 
or at least in this state of FL
since it's where i live,
these burning questions:

why oh why is it so easy to find pretzels 
in twisted shapes but impossible to find them 
in simple circle rings?
aren't plain circles easier to make than twisted ones?!

do they realize i have been searching for pretzel rings since the beginning of time 
(ok since the beginning of this blog actually)
and i STILL cannot find them anywhere 
in the stores?
only the usual twisted ones and sticks and 
rods and squares and mini ones.



thank God for amazon.
but amazon led me in a circle too
as i kept putting pretzel circles in the search box 
and kept getting anything but 
pretzels and rings.
instead i got pretzels in yogurt 
or chocolate covered or gluten free or osem sesame 
(which i have zero circle clue what that is).

a company called wege 
FINALLY got them on amazon HERE
and i no longer suffered from 
absence of pretzel ring anxiety.

except i had to buy almost $15 worth.
now i have 
over abundance of pretzel ring disorder.


guess you'll be seeing alot of pretzel treats a "round" here.

good gracious.
let's just move on to the treat already.
here we go.

get this:
mixing these all together will give you a pretty bark.
and candy bark is oh so easy to make,
just melt the candy and throw 
some stuff on top and let dry.

but again,
i can never leave things well enough alone 
so i did this:

(no that's not 2 different colored candy, 
it's 2 different stupid photos my phone took)

i got those sprinkle nonpareils at 
marshall's for $3.99 and i've seen them at home goods too.

but if you can't find them there,
try here with a high shipping fee (ugh) 
you can use a plain candy melt cut in half.

the yellow rabbit sprinkles 
i got at walmart and the confetti sprinkles 
are from jo ann's.

ok next step:

you can actually get this altogether BEFORE 
you do the melted candy graham step.
that'll make it a lot easier to place 
before the candy dries.

you can see what i mean here:
then add a pretzel handle,
a confetti egg sprinkle and 
a bunny in each basket.
look it's easter basket mania.
allow to dry in the fridge before cutting apart.
it's a little trickier to cut than 
regular bark because of the grahams underneath 
and you will have to trim the edges a bit 
but take your time and you'll have it together.

so there you go, 
an easter basket you can eat entirely in one setting.

it includes a pretzel ring!
where else can you get that?


  1. Have I ever mentioned, my dear BBFF, that I love your sense of humor? So very much like my family. Anyway, these baskets are so adorable! And, I not only have the occasional Scrabble party to plan for, but I am now a Sunday School teacher! Only 3 kids (we have a VERY small church...2 of those kids are the Pastor's) but it's a lot of fun. And fun snacks is a must! So keep 'em comin', girl!! Oh, and I'm so sorry I forgot to congratulate you yesterday on your anniversary! I was so worried about you changing your blog I forgot to be nice! See, I don't take change well, kinda stuck in my ways. I'm still missing the jelly beans that used to be on here! So congrats!! You are still the best! Dona

    1. hey you did say you loved my nonsense of humor way back-lol and i bet you are a fabulous sunday school teacher! i sure woulda wanted you as mine when i was in school-if my teacher ever gave me a treat it was...see i can't even remember! i'll try to keep 'em coming for you Dona cuz i can't let my BBFF down! :)

  2. What is the matter with those pretzel-making peeps? Don't they know you can't make Easter basket treats without the ring shaped ones? SO GLAD you called em out on it, Lisa! These are adorable! I have seen the bunny shaped sprinkles and now I know what to do with them!

    1. hey pretzel making peep sounds like an easter treat! i will have to think on how to make those J! see, you are so creative you don't even know it! LOL and those bunny sprinkles are nothin' but FUN! :>D

  3. Lucky for me, Krogers carries Wege pretzel rings during certain times of the year. I've also found them at Sam's club. I love, love, love what you did with them. The tiny pretzel Easter baskets are so much fun!! I might need to go make some.

    1. oh gosh Beth we don't have Kroger in FL and i belong to Costco instead of Sam's-that figures! anyway, i love, love, love love it when you love, love, love my stuff! (why does that sound like a song? lol) :)

  4. OH these are so fun! What a great take on bark - I love that you used graham crackers! We'd love to have you stop by and join us at our new recipe link party - where we make the features! Every Wed through Sat. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. thank you Uncookie Cutter! guess i was tryin' to be an uncookie cutter myself and think outta the box like your blog says lol. i linked up to your party-thanks for the invite! :)

  5. thank you Marilyn! i really appreciate you sharing it on social media! :)

  6. Oh how yummy!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking & Crafting with J & J.

    1. the graham cracker gives it an extra yum! thanks so much Julie :)

  7. How cute and fun are these! I'm pinning to make with the kiddos. Thanks for sharing at You Link It, We Make It! Hope to see you back this week!

    1. YAHOO thank you Uncookie Cutter! i love it when people make my stuff. hope your kiddos love it and and i linked up to your party too :)

  8. Oh man...this looks so tasty!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


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