Whether I am hosting or just attending a 4th of July BBQ, I am always stressed about what to cook (I like to keep it fun and celebratory). Better Homes had the idea for Patriotic Candy Bark for a July 4th picnic. It’s a great idea. It will be a big hit with the kids and the leftovers will taste just as good the next day. Big Bonus 😉 I am going to try it out this year! This will be great all summer long.

Patriotic Candy Bark

• 6 ounces white candy coating disks
• 6 ounces blue candy coating disks
• 6 ounces red candy coating disks
• 1 cup red, white, and blue-colored candy-coated chocolate pieces
• 1/2 cup chopped pretzel pieces or kettle-cooked potato chips
• 1/4 cup assorted sprinkles

1. Line a large baking sheet with heavy foil; grease foil and set aside.
2. In three separate microwave-safe bowls melt each color candy coating on 100 percent power (high) for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until melted, stirring every 30 seconds.
3. Pour all three mixtures onto the prepared baking sheet. Using a skewer or butter knife, gently swirl colors together. Spread to about 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle candy, pretzels, and
sprinkles over mixture on baking sheet, pressing lightly.
4. Chill candy until firm, about 30 minutes. Use foil to lift candy from baking sheet; carefully break candy into pieces. Store candy between layers of waxed paper in an airtight
container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Credit: http://www.bhg.com/recipe/patriotic-candy-bark/