candy corn cookie bark

i love, love, love holiday baking.  being diagnosed with celiac disease is definitely difficult but also a blessing.  the reaction from my body when i ingest gluten is so severely painful that i truly have no desire to voluntarily sample some of my baked goodness.  it is sincerely a great “watching your calorie” advantage that i have.  

whenever the occasion calls for goodies or i am just in the mood to bake i always make the decision, do i want to make whatever it is using gluten free substitutions or full of gluten so i don’t feel tempted.  yesterday i chose full of gluten baking.

i found the inspiration and basic recipe on pinterest here. here is the recipe source.

i made a slight variation but stuck to the original add ins.  i don’t know if this was yummy personally.  but the husband did try some of his little bag and he raved.  i will definitely be bringing this to more halloween/fall get togethers.

here are the ingredients needed:

1 1/2 cups of pretzels, broken into pieces.  i used the small stick pretzels.
1 pound of white chocolate morsels.
1 pound of milk or dark chocolate morsels.1 bag of candy corn.
14 whole oreos, broken up.  i used the halloween ones with the orange filling but regular will work fine. one package of oreos will make two batches of bark (2 cookie sheets).

cover a large cookie sheet with wax paper.  spread broken cookies, pretzels and about 3/4 bag of the candy corn onto the waxed paper.  

sidenote: baking using my vintage pyrex bowls makes me tremendously happy.

place white chocolate in one bowl and microwave following the bags melting instructions.  do the same for the milk chocolate. white chocolate melts faster and burns easier than chocolate.  lesson learned.

drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookie mixture, spreading with spatula if needed to coat evenly.  sprinkle remaining candy corn over the chocolate while it is still wet.  place cookie tray into refrigerator until set and firm.  remove and gently break bark into small pieces.

i made these bags for my book club ladies.  book club is still one of the best commitments i have made even if this past book wasn’t all that great.  we are decided this week our next book.  any suggestions?