That’s SO Jenn’s July 4th Countdown: Red, White and Blue Dessert Bark

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That's SO Jenn R,W,B chocolate bark

Our July 4th countdown continues with one of my favorite go-to desserts: bark! This everything-but-the-kitchen-sink recipe can be made with milk, dark or white chocolate, and pretty much any yummy add-ins you can think of. So dream big, people.

For the occasion, I’ve represented our color scheme using a white chocolate base mixed with shredded coconut, dried cranberries, dehydrated strawberries, dried blueberries and some slivered almonds for an extra crunch. It’s a sweet, chewy, tropical, fun-to-break-a part, summery snack. Not feeling the fruit? Toss in red and blue MnMs,

sprinkles, jelly beans…whatever makes you happy!

It’s very simple to prepare, a great way to involve kids in the kitchen, and you can make it days in advance leaving you with more prep time for entertaining. Yea, America!

Ingredients:

White melting chocolate or chocolate chips

Equal parts dried cherries, cranberries, blueberries, dehydrated strawberries

Handful of slivered almonds (optional)

Handful of shredded coconut (optional)

Instructions:

Create a double broiler by adding about a cup of water to the bottom of a pot, bringing it to a boil, and placing a smaller pot inside.

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Add white chocolate to the smaller pot and stir constantly over medium-high heat until melted. (Add a touch of cream or milk if having difficulty.)

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Remove pot from heat, then pour in dried fruit, coconut and almonds.

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Mix well.

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Transfer to a parchment lined cookie sheet, fold over, and flatten to spread evenly.

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Freeze for at least ten minutes.

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Eat and enjoy breaking it into pieces or letting your guests have a hand at their own!

Stay tuned for my Independence Day TV segment on Tuesday July 2nd at 12:30 on CT Style News 8! Want even more recipe ideas for entertaining on 4th? Check out last year’s themed TV spot!

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