Thursday, May 26, 2016

graduation candy bark

i can hear the pomp and circumstance now.

graduation season is upon us.
and so are those expensive grad gifts.
what's a poor person like me to do 
who knows so many graduates?
hey i think i know!

 with all that hard work, 
i think those graduates need a graduation treat don't you?

let's do it with this:
mini m&m's, mini reese's cups, 
chocolate squares, s'more marshmallows, 
candiquik (or almond bark) and red icing.

first let's get the candy ready.
break the chocolate square with your fingers, 
not a knife or it will crack everywhere.

once you break the square, 
you can trim it off a little.
here's an awful pic (sorry!)
to show you what i mean. lol
no worries about the edges being perfect-
they'll be hidden as you'll see in a minute.

so each triangle gets a mini m&m.
i chose blue to match the graduate's school colors.

next comes the marshmallow prep.
now get all that stuff ready to go.
then melt your chocolate and 
put it on parchment paper.
then grab those "embellishments" along 
with sprinkles to match the school colors.
then finish off the grad hats.
i just added the tassel with a 
toothpick dipped in chocolate that i melted for the base.

next, do this but do it better than lamo me! 
ugh. i failed piping school many a time.
i need to graduate from piping school already...

anyway, there ya have it.

wanna diploma and a hat to go along with it?
marshmallow diplomas and reese's grad hats 
may just be the motivation for kids to finish school.

ok so maybe not 
but it sure would work for me! lol

p.s. for all you bloggers out there,
what's up with this?

5271 views in one day?!
there's noooo way this could be true?! 
i don't even social media. 
and yeah, i meant that as a verb.
oh well...


  1. What a yummy idea! No graduates this year, but I'm pinning! By the time my granddaughter graduates, my BBff will have come up with more ideas!! You always have something for me to look forward to! Dona

    1. next year us a BIGGIE graduation for us over here-one high school and one middle school graduates! YIKES! better start saving my money for that one or better yet, make more bark! LOL i;ll keep trying to come up with more ideas for my BBFF and your granddaughter too Dona! heehee :)

  2. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing! Found your blog through the happiness is homemade link up :)

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    1. thank you Edye! it's always good to see how people "find me". now if only it were easy to find those missing socks outta the dryer! LOL ;)

  3. Yummy !!
    Looks tasty. This ideas are very useful for me.
    Thanks for graduation candy bark ideas.
    My friend is recently graduated.

    1. oh hoipe you get to make some of this for her Chris! it's rather yummy and pretty easy to do as long as you can break candy squares with your fingers lol :)

  4. Such a fun idea, I wish I was graduating so I wouldn't have to share!

    1. ha! lucky for you Kim there are always so many sweets and lovely treats around your house! i would gladly trade some of this bark so i can have some of your cookies that i don't wanna share either! ;)

  5. Very cute! I have a whole pinterest board just for candy bark...pinned!

    1. oh that's a very smart idea! maybe i'll make a board too? thanks again AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa! (my you have a lot of aliases-lol) ;)

  6. This such a great idea and you did a great job!
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

    1. thank you Julie! it's funny with all the treats i've made in the past, i shoulda thought of this years ago! :)

  7. This looks great. Thanks so much for sharing it! #HomeMattersParty

  8. Too cute!! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  9. YAHOOO! thank you ever SO much Marilyn! :>D


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