Boardwalk Bark

Boardwalk Bark

It’s Beach Week! This week, I’ll be making beach-themed treats in honor of my adopted east coast culture.

You see, out here, people spend weeks or even the entire summer at the beach with family and friends. I first did that ten years ago and it was a banner time. My friend told me to consider dating the man who is now my husband. And the rest is really and truly my history!

Boardwalk Bark

Beach towns are incredible. And not just because of all that sand. The food! The food is amazing. Popcorn. Fudge. Fries. Ice cream. Sometimes all together!

So my first love song to the beach this week is this bark. It brings together so many of the flavors of beachy treats without any hassle or fuss. Seriously. It’s so easy, and when you’re done, I swear seagulls will be swooping down into your kitchen to steal some.

Boardwalk Bark

I used white chocolate, buttery popcorn, chocolate chips, Oreos, peanut butter chips, and honey roasted peanuts. And then I had no more space to sprinkle anything else.

Boardwalk Bark

I briefly considered throwing some salt water taffy on there, but it didn’t feel right. Go with your gut, I always say!

Boardwalk Bark

This is 5 minutes in the making, but you have to let the chocolate harden overnight. If you use the refrigerator, the popcorn will get stale. In other words, more time for you to spend with your feet in the sand. No problem there!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup buttered popcorn
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 4-5 Oreos, broken into pieces
  • 1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts

 

Instructions:

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir the white chocolate until it is smooth.

Spread the white chocolate evenly over a silicone baking mat or a large rectangular piece of parchment paper. Sprinkle on the remaining ingredients quickly, pressing them firmly into the white chocolate.

Let the bark harden overnight. Using your hands, break it into uneven pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I would love to spend the whole summer at the beach, or in a beach town. So relaxing, and like you said, some incredible food! And this bark looks amazing! I love that you used white chocolate for the base. I actually make a chocolate bark a few months ago, and can’t wait to experiment with more flavors. I’ll definitely have to try out your recipe!
    Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice recently posted…Reese’s Peanut Butter Oreo Ice CreamMy Profile

    1. Mir

      Beach towns are happy places!
      I love bark because it’s so versatile. And easy! Different seasons, different add-ins!

  2. Erin | The Law Student's Wife

    This bark totally makes me crave the ocean! I love how much goodness you crammed in here, and how neat about how you met your husband too!
    Erin | The Law Student’s Wife recently posted…Fizzy Peach Jalapeno Margaritas {+a SodaStation Giveaway!}My Profile

    1. Mir

      Whenever I think of the ocean, I think of fudge! And bark!

  3. Lisa Whitney

    Oh to be so lucky to spend a summer at the beach – if I didn’t have to work! But I am definitely going to try the Boardwalk Bark – Yum!

    1. Mir

      Yep, being a teacher has benefits! I love beach time. But let me know if you make the bark!

  4. Jocelyn@Brucrewlife

    Yay for beach week! :) This bark has my name written all over it! I adore you for adding popcorn!
    Jocelyn@Brucrewlife recently posted…Peach Cinnamon Swirl Bundt CakeMy Profile

    1. Mir

      Man, I miss the beach! And of course there’s popcorn. How could it be the boardwalk otherwise? :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge