Are you getting ready for 4th of July? This Patriotic Candy Bark is a fun summer take on a Christmastime classic, using some patriotic M&Ms to give it some red, white and blue flair.
Patriotic Candy Bark
This patriotic candy bark is actually a hybrid of two fun homemade candies: Amanda’s homemade crack candy and Christmas bark. While Amanda uses saltine crackers in her recipe, I swapped those out for pretzels for a different salty crunch.
Christmas bark is usually just melted chocolate sprinkled or swirled with something red and white, but layering it on the pretzel candy helps prevent it from being a big melted mess at your summer get-together, and also provides a nice contrast between the soft chocolate layer and crunchy candied pretzel layer.
While we used red, white & blue M&Ms for our recipe (a family favorite) you can swap those out for sprinkles or any other candy you’d like – even a couple drops of food dye swirled into the white chocolate while it is still melted.
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How to Make 4th of July Candy Bark
You will need:
- 1 cup pretzels (enough to line the bottom of a pan)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup Patriotic M&Ms (can use sprinkles or other candies as desired)
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Saltine Toffee, sometimes referred to as “Christmas Crack”, is a toffee candy made using saltine crackers as the base. Easy to make and delicious!
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If you have kids, they’ll love making these homemade candy bars with you! They are made from graham crackers and peanut butter, two favorites!