Well, November’s already here, folks. The majority of the leaves have fallen, the cold air has set in, and all the Nashvillians have pulled out their flannel shirts, thick coats, and tall boots from the back of their closets. I can’t believe the temperatures dropped so quickly!
In between projects I thought I would try a quick and easy dessert. I quickly discovered that harvest bark is one of my new favorite treats! With the salty pretzels mixed with the chocolates, I couldn’t quit eating it. It was so fun to come up with a simple recipe for a fun and easy dish.
The most time-consuming step in this recipe is melting the chocolates. I used a white chocolate bark that I found at the grocery store. All you have to do is melt the chocolates according to the instructions on the back. Pay close attention to the bark and stir while it melts- if you overheat, your bark turns will burn and will not work for your needs.
I added a handful of melted orange chips to the top to give my bark some color. Once the chips were melted in a separate pot, I poured over the white chocolate and used a spoon to make a swirl effect.
While the chocolates were still warm, I added in my toppings so that they could stick well. I used 1/2 cup of pretzels, 1/3 cup Reese’s Pieces, 1/4 chocolate chips, 1/4 cup of walnuts, and really liked the taste of these ingredients together. But don’t be afraid to go and try a new mix! I think craisins and pecans would be pretty tasty together. 🙂
I ended up using a pretty thick dish so my bark was a bit hard to cut through, so my suggestion would be to pour the bark on wax paper so that it is easier to break & eat.
I really had a great time making this recipe for the blog. There are so many recipes that I want to try and so many projects I want to do this season! I’ve been so completely inspired by the fall this year, and that makes me really happy.
It’s hit record highs here in Nashville over the past week. We’ve been trying to stay indoors as much as possible to beat this summer heat. One thing we’ve really enjoyed doing is making desserts. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for fruit parfaits that are perfect for summer gatherings.
To serve 8 people:
1 angel food cake
2 cartons of blueberries
2 cartons of strawberries
1 tub of cool whip
1 box of vanilla pudding *Milk required to make pudding
You’ll need to cut the strawberries up into small slices and make your vanilla pudding in enough time for it to have time to sit and congeal before you need to start your parfaits.
You can layer the ingredients however you like, but we started our parfaits off by placing angel food cake at the bottom and then adding the vanilla pudding on top of the angel food cake so that the cake absorbed the pudding (extra yummy!). We added strawberries, another layer of angel food cake, and then the blueberries. We topped it off with cool whip and garnished with a mint leaf to add a little bit more color.
Once they’re finished, place them in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving. That will allow the pudding to get cold while also allowing the other ingredients to settle into the dish.
Sure, we know ordering a pizza over the phone is easy enough, but we wanted to switch things up and see what would happen if we paired our favorite pizza toppings with crescent rolls. We couldn’t have been more excited about how our experiment turned out!
We gathered some of our favorite fresh fruits, meats, and veggies from the grocery and chopped them into very small pieces so that they could easily fit on the triangle-shaped crescent roll. It was so fun testing out new food combinations on each roll.
Here are some of our favorite topping combinations:
-Mozzarella, pineapple, bacon bits, tomato sauce
-Feta, spinach, olives, tomatoes, olive oil
-Mozzarella, spinach, peppers
Once you have your toppings selected and placed on each individual triangle, roll the crescent roll up beginning with the larger end. We baked our rolls in the oven at 350 for 15 minutes, and they turned out so delicious!
We did learn a few things while creating these miniature pizza treats:
-A few toppings go a long way- remember that your toppings will need to fit within the inside of the roll, so you do not want to overload.
-If you feel that the toppings you have chosen weigh a bit, we suggest using two triangle pieces to “double wrap” your roll. Better safe than sorry!
Thanks for letting us share our pizza roll snacks with you!