Thursday, August 1, 2013

Recipe: Birthday Cake Bark

During the planning process for my mom’s Surprise 60th Birthday party, I began to put together items for a sweet/salty appetizer table.

I love the idea of Funfetti type treats for birthday parties, so as the wheels began to turn, I dreamed up my very own creation of Birthday Cake Bark.

I tweaked my favorite Christmas Peppermint Bark recipe, and voila, Birthday Cake Bark was born!

Please note, this recipe is not healthy in any way, shape, or form. :0)

This recipe was too easy and too delicious not to share, so here you go!

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Birthday Cake Bark

Ingredients:
3 tbsp of white cake mix (dry)
1 package of almond bark or white chocolate
25 Nilla Wafers
Sprinkles for garnish

Crush Nilla Wafers in a bowl, leaving a variety of sizes (some large, some small). Spread Nilla Wafer pieces on parchment paper. I like to put the parchment paper on a pan – this makes it easier to place in the fridge for cooling purposes.

Melt almond bark using method of choice. I like to melt mine in the microwave, some choose a double boiler. In order to melt in the microwave, break almond bark blocks apart and place in a bowl. Heat in microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove bowl from microwave and stir. Repeat this process, 30 seconds at a time until almond bark is full melted. Be careful, it is possible to burn the almond bark – do not overheat.

Once almond bark is fully melted, stir in 3 tbsp of white cake mix until fully incorporated.

Pour almond bark mixture over Nilla Wafer pieces, being careful to spread your batter out as you pour.

Spread almond bark around until Nilla Wafers are fully coated (they will mix together with the almond bark fairly easy).

Top with sprinkles, then place in the fridge/freezer to harden.

Once almond bark has hardened, break apart into pieces and enjoy!

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Crushed vanilla wafers

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Ready to freeze!

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All done – such a yummy birthday treat!

During yesterday’s run, I began thinking of many different ways to use almond bark – Cookies and Cream bark with chunks of Oreos, almond bark coated granola…the list is endless!

Do you have a favorite almond bark recipe? I’d love to hear about it! Please share! :0)

32 comments:

  1. YUM! I love peppermint bark, in fact, I can't bake it and keep in the house because I will eat it all! I'll have to try this sometime :)
    Karen @karenlovestorun

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    1. Same here...I can't keep it hanging around too long!

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  2. Oh my YUM!!! That looks amazing! And I love that your run was spent thinking of different bark recipes! I think about food while I'm running too lol!

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    1. Haha whoops...I was in the party planning mode for sure! :0)

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  3. Pinned it. Thanks! This looks amazing!!!

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  4. OH MY GOODNESS! That sounds amazing!!
    Add that to the must try list.

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  5. This looks delicious but I refuse to even try it until I go back to work so that I can share with coworkers. If that sits in my house, I know I will eat it all..

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    1. Completely understand that feeling! Thank goodness the party guests ate most of mine!

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    1. Yes, me too!! They remind me of my childhood!

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  7. Oh wow, I got excited as soon as I saw 'Birthday Cake' in your blog title. I love anything with this flavor, I'm definitely going to try these!

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  8. Peppermint bark is one of my favorite treats at Christmastime, but I buy it at Williams Sonoma!

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    1. I haven't tried Peppermint Bark from Williams Sonoma, but it sounds delicious!

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  9. This looks dangerously good. Definitely going to have to try to make them!

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    1. Dangerous is a good word to use...it's definitely dangerous! :0)

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    1. :0) If she decides to try it, I hope she likes it!

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  11. Luckily I have none of these ingredients or I would so be making this now and eating it all!!

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  12. This looks delicious!! I think I would gain 10 pounds with this,,

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  13. With 6 kids and now a grandchild, the birthdays come fast and steady! thanks for a great idea!

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  14. Holy cow...that sounds insanely good!

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  15. I. Love. Nilla. Wafers. They were my vice in college. I can only imagine how good this bark is! So creative!

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