Tuesday night, during my 11 o’clock rendezvous with the peanut butter jar, I did a bad thing. Way worse than what I usually do during said rendezvous (rendezvouses? how does one pluralize this word?), which is eat three servings of peanut butter right out of the jar.
I ate half a jar of marshmallow bits. I kid you not. HALF THE JAR.
It was an accident.
The lid just kind of fell off, and some of the marshmallow bits sort of ended up in my hand, and then my hand just kind of went up to my mouth and suddenly I was eating them. Not my fault at all.
I normally don’t buy ingredients without having a specific purpose for them, but I couldn’t resist this silly jar. I knew I’d find a way to work the teensiest most adorable little chunks of marshmallow into something. I just didn’t think it would be my mouth, and only my mouth.
See, the thing is, marshmallow bits have the same texture as the marshmallows in Lucky Charms—kind of crunchy. And while I generally hate sugary cereal, I love those marshmallows because they taste like vacation when I was a kid. Vacation was the only time my mom actually let us eat sugary cereal. They’re very nostalgic-tasting. (That’s a thing, BTW. The taste of nostalgia.)
So anyway, with half the jar gone, and the rest in danger of being gone very soon, I asked myself what the fastest way to use them up would be. And the answer, clear as a bell ringing in my head, was chocolate bark. Make chocolate bark.
And so that’s what I did when I woke up Wednesday morning. I added some potato chips for a salty crunch and some sprinkles for color. (You can omit the sprinkles if you want.)
This bark is salty, this bark is sweet, this bark is probably what I’m going to eat during tonight’s peanut butter rendezvous.
And it’s so easy!!! I’m telling you, chocolate bark is the easiest candy ever. You don’t need a candy thermometer; all you need is a microwave, a baking sheet, and the willpower not to eat all the marshmallow bits before you sprinkle them onto the delicious melted chocolate.
Make some and have a rendezvous of your own!
I promise that’s the last time I’ll use the word rendezvous. Promise.
- 16 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon rainbow jimmies
- 1/2 cup marshmallow bits
- 1 3/4 ounces potato chips, crushed
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
- Place chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl and melt in 20-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Pour melted chocolate onto the prepared sheet and immediately sprinkle with jimmies, marshmallow bits, and potato chips.
- Refrigerate for about 20 minutes, until chocolate is set before breaking into pieces and serving.