This frosted animal cracker bark is simple to make and pretty enough to give as a gift. The vibrant multi-colored nonpareil sprinkles bring the fun to the party and the creamy pink cookie filling will leave you needing more. This colorful bark is a must this spring!
I bought like 10 bags of frosted animal crackers because I’m a dessert blogger and I wanted to make some desserts with them. Did I get a funny look when I went to pick them all up? Absolutely. Did I care? No, but it did make me giggle. I normally take that opportunity to promote Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt, but for whatever reason I didn’t that day. I was probably feeling extra introverted that day, who knows.
I made this frosted animal cracker bark a couple of times already. This is why 10 bags of cookies is necessary! My family devoured it pretty quickly too. If you’re not like us and can handle eating it in moderation, be sure to place in the fridge. The cookie filling has cream cheese in it and it would be a shame to have it sour.
Who would like to see a cheesecake next? I’m still trying to decide how I want to go about it. A quick way to figure it out is to get in the kitchen and try out the ideas. I’ve been sidetracked by Easter recipes though. I have so many fun Easter recipe ideas that I have to get out of my head.
- 12 oz frosted animal crackers
- 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 3 + 1/2 cups white chocolate candy melts
- 1/4 cup pink candy melts
- 1 T. nonpareils sprinkles
Line an 8x8 square pan with tin foil. Set aside.
Add the frosted animal crackers and cream cheese into a food processor. Run on high until things stop moving. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and move the cookie mixture around with a spatula.
Continue processing on high until the cookies and cream cheese are smooth and creamy. It may take a few times of stopping and scrapping the bowl down. Set aside.
Add the white chocolate candy melts into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat microwaving for 30 seconds and stirring until the candy melts are completely melted.
Add half of the white chocolate into the bottom of the tin foil lined pan. Spread evenly with an offset spatula. Let harden. To speed up the process, place in the fridge for about 15 minutes or until it has set up.
Once the white chocolate is hard, dump the animal cracker mixture on it. Spread it out as evenly as possible using your hands or wax paper. I used my hands because it was easier and what I had available.
Reheat the white chocolate if needed by microwaving for 30 seconds and stirring. Pour the remaining white chocolate on top of the animal cracker mixture. Try to drizzle it all over so it's easier to coat everything.
Working quickly, add the pink candy melts into a sandwich bag. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Pinch the back and flip it over in the microwave. Repeat microwaving and pinching the bag until smooth.
Cut a small corner out of the sandwich bag. Drizzle the pink candy melt over top of the wet white chocolate. Give it a nice little design and fill in any holes. Tap the pan on the counter to smooth out the chocolate.
Sprinkle the nonpareils on top of the chocolate. Don't tap it again otherwise your sprinkles will sink down in. Place into the fridge to chill. This will take about 1 hour.
Cut the bark with a sharp knife. If it starts cracking, cut along the crack. Go with the flow.
Store in the fridge.
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