you win this time, you turkey you

i tell myself every year that i will not give into all of the large amounts of food at thanksgiving, but who could turn down mama domestic’s candied sweet potatoes, stuffing, and homemade rolls and papa domestic’s mashed potatoes, and of coarse honeybaked ham. not to mention all of beachtink’s/beach treat’s yummy desserts?

needless to say i didn’t miss one single meal or piece of food over thanksgiving. you win again turkey.

that being said i had to try out a couple different recipes myself…

first up: fall bark

you need:

  • 1 pound bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 3 2.1-ounce butterfinger candy bars, cut into irregular 1-inch pieces
  • 3 1.4-ounce heath toffee candy bars, cut into irregular 3/4-inch pieces
  • 8 0.55-ounce peanut butter cups, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 1/4 cup honey-roasted peanuts (i didn’t use any nuts)
  • 3 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • reese’s pieces and/or yellow and orange peanut m&m’s

what to do:

prep all candy pieces *refrain from eating it all*

line baking sheet with foil. stir chocolate chips in heavy medium saucepan over low heat until melted and warm (not hot) to touch. pour chocolate onto foil; spread to 1/4-inch thickness (about 12×10-inch rectangle)

sprinkle with butterfinger candy, toffee, peanut butter cups, (and nuts if you please) making sure all pieces touch melted chocolate. **i sprinkled all the scraps from the butterfingers and wish i had not since all the candy did not stick because of it. i would suggest jusr to sprinkle the large pieces and don’t worry about all the scraps, eat them instead!**

heat white chocolate in heavy small saucepan. stir constantly over very low heat until chocolate is melted and warm (not hot) to touch. remove from heat. dip spoon into chocolate; wave from side to side over bark, creating zigzag lines.

scatter reese’s pieces and m&m’s over, making sure candy touches melted chocolate.

chill bark until firm, 30 minutes. slide foil with candy onto work surface. break bark into irregular pieces.


i had to put this picture in. my sister, beachtink’s son, or our future sous chef, who was glad to help in the kitchen. he’s too cute!


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