Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring Cookie Bark

Happy First Day of Spring!

Does this look like Spring or what?!


The date on the calendar, not the weather, has inspired me to make something fun and colorful and Spring-y.

I found this fabulous looking bark on the blog Deliciously Sprinkled....a place to find all kinds of fun desserts.


It is a chocolate cookie dough base, covered with melted white chocolate chips and then sprinkled with iced animal cookies,  M & M's and rainbow sprinkles - or jimmies, as they call them at the ice cream parlor in town.


It is easy to make and you get to go out and buy lots of yummy ingredients....the kind I like to shop for!



The ingredient that drew me in were the PINK iced animal cookies! Here's the recipe:

M & M Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark

2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 bag white chocolate chips
1 cup frosted animal cookies, broken
1/2 cup M & M's
Sprinkles

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13 x 9 pan with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

In a small bowl whisk together the flour and baking soda; set aside.

Using an electric mixer or stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine the butter with both sugars; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; add the salt, vanilla and eggs. Beat until well mixed, about 1 minute. Add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Press dough gently with floured fingertips to evenly cover the bottom of prepared pan.

Bake for 11 - 13 minutes (mine took 24 minutes!) or until golden brown. Sprinkle with white chocolate chips and bake for an additional 1-2 minutes to melt the chocolate. Immediately spread the melted white chocolate evenly over the top of the cookie base. Sprinkle the animal crackers, M & M's and sprinkles evenly over the top and press down lightly.

Refrigerate for 1-2 hours until chocolate has hardened. Remove from foil pan and break into pieces.


This plate of yummy looking Spring Cookie Bark will be presented to the guests at Impact Theatre ( a community theater that my husband and I run...click on it if you want to read about it!) tomorrow night with all the other homemade desserts the faithful bakers make for each event.

Have a wonderful Spring weekend!

AnnMarie xoxo

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22 comments :

  1. This looks so good! I want to try making it. I think peanut butter chips would go really well too.

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  2. Hi AnnMarie
    This looks so yummy.
    I want to make this fun recipe. Thank you for sharing it....

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  3. AnnMarie,
    You hit on all my favorites....COOKIES (especially animal crackers) and theatre! Kudos to you for the theatre group you run, it sounds wonderful & I'm sure it really does make a big 'impact!' Enjoy your yummy treats &, as always, thanks for sharing!

    AntiqueShopGirl

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  4. Oh my gosh, AnnMarie! This cookie bark looks so darn delicious! It's off limits to me right now. Leo and I have been doing low carb since Jan. 1. I haven't had anything like this to eat in 3 months, and I wish I could just reach into my computer screen and grab a bite! When the grandgirls come to visit, I may have to make some of this, though!

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  5. This looks sooo delicious AnnMarie! I've got to try this. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe with us. It's hard to be good all the time. Sometimes I've just got to treat myself and indulge.

    Have a great weekend! Blessings, Edie Marie

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  6. Oh my hubby would love this! He loves those iced animal cookies. Happy Spring and thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  7. Oh my goodness, this is such a yummy mix of ingredients and so pretty too!
    My grandchildren would love this!
    Have a great week-
    Jemma

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  8. Yum, yum, yum! Need a big glass O' milk to go with this.

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  9. I'm a total sucker for iced animal cookies.

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  10. Yum! Look at all of that chocolate goodness :) This is definitely perfect for Spring - thanks for sharing, dear AnnMarie.

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  11. Hi AnnMarie,
    It's so nice to meet you! I found your comment on my blogpost. These look very tasty. My girls want to try them. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. :)

    Blessings to you,
    Tamara

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  12. My grandsons would love this! I'll amke it for them next time they visit as a treat. Thanks for the recipe!

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  13. Ok, you had me at Choc Chip Cookie Dough! Looks yummy!

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  14. Oooh... these look so yummy! My kids would love them!

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  15. Oooh... these look so yummy! My kids would love them!

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  16. I think DD would like to try this recipe. Looks delicious.

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  17. Anything with colored sprinkles on it is five stars for my granddaughters. Will have to make it for them.

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  18. Anything with colored sprinkles on it is 5 stars for my granddaughters. I'll have to make it for them.

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  19. That looks great, I bet it was delicious! Thanks for linking to Sweet and Savoury Sunday! Stop by and link up again this weekend!

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  20. That looks great, I bet it's delicious. Thanks for linking to Sweet and Savoury Sunday! Stop by and link up again this weekend!

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