As I was brainstorming (aka surfing Pinterest) for ideas for my daughter's cowgirl party,
I came across some yummy-looking cowboy bark, and I thought, hmmm, I wonder if we can cowGIRL this up?
So, I swapped out the traditional chocolate for white chocolate and went from there.
It turned out cute and yummy--nothing like sweet and salty together.
It was like eating those white-chocolate dipped pretzels at Christmas time, only totally decked-out.
We had pretzels, white chocolate, salty peanuts, crushed berry Oreos and even of blue almond bark to go ahead and color-coordinate to the utmost.
Also, did I mention, easy?
I went crazy and offered more treats than I'm sure I will ever do again, BUT the were easy, so it was no biggy.
This is one of those, there-isn't-really-a-recipe sort of things, but here's what I did:
- Melt yourself some white chocolate (or almond bark...whatever you are into).
- Pour this onto a piece of parchment paper or one of those silpat baking mats. (Have I mentioned yet how great those are? Love mine. Alas, I found out the hard way they are not good for cutting on....mine of slits in them, and yet they keep working wonderfully.)
- Now, chop up some salted peanuts and scatter it over the melted chocolate.
- Break up some pretzels and scatter them on.
- Break up some berry Oreos (or plain, but the pink is fun for cowgirl) and smoosh those on.
- Sprinkle with some sea salt.
- Keep going until the whole thing is covered. Wait until it hardens, break it to chunks and voila! Cowgirl Bark!
Personally, I'm not much of a white chocolate fan. Yes, yes, I completely made this for looks alone. The cowBOY bark looks fantastic and if you really do like those white-chocolate pretzels that are so ever-present around the holidays, then you'll probably revel in this. I know my kiddos did. :)
Go ahead, spend 10 minutes and make some for the cowgirls in your life. :)
Here is the link to the cowgirl party for other great ideas: