Red, White and Blue Cookie Bark

Cookie barkYes, I did it.  One more cookie bark.

I think I now have a full years worth of holiday cookie barks.

I couldn’t let the Fourth of July go by without it’s own version of cookie bark.


I love the Fourth of July. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that my ancestors came over on the Mayflower and I have relatives that fought in the Revolution War but I love America!!

We usually spend the Fourth of July at the Oregon Coast with a bonfire and s’mores making on the beach watching the fireworks. During the day there is a BBQ and a good old fashioned, small town 4th of July parade!

What better way to celebrate the Fourth than with some red, white and blue food and treats!?

Another thing I love (I love a lot of things) is the combination of sweet and salty. Last year at Halloween I made some Candy Corn Cookie Bark, a great combo of white chocolate, pretzels, Oreos,and candy corn (another thing I love). I loved it so much I had to make a Christmas version – Reindeer Corn Cookie Bark. I couldn’t wait to try Cupid Corn Cookie Bark on Valentines Day. Then when my neighbor called to tell me she had found Easter candy corn I knew there would be some Bunny Cookie Bark.

Well, to round out the year we needed something for the Fourth of July -Red, White and Blue Cookie Bark. (I’m open to suggestions for a better name)


The best part is how easy it is to make. I used my Silpat on a cookie sheet or you could cover the cookie sheet with parchment paper. Just crush up about a dozen Oreo cookies and several hand fulls of pretzels. I used vanilla melts from the bulk food section of my grocery store or you can buy the Wilton Melts at the craft store (about l lbs worth.)


Melt the chocolate in the microwave and then pour over the top of the broken cookies and pretzels. Sprinkle with M & M’s (or candy corn) and then with red, white and blue sprinkles. (Be aware, a lot more blue M & M’s come in a package than red, about twice as many!)

For more detailed instructions and recipe check out my post on Candy Corn Cookie Bark.

Let the chocolate harden and then break into pieces, place in a pretty container and enjoy.


It makes a great treat for a holiday party or to give as a gift. Get creative and think up your own combination of sweet and savory for some cookie bark. Let me know what you come up with.

Happy Fourth of July!

This post was originally a guest post over at {Love Stitched}, a darling blog written by a darling blogger, Brittany, that I met when I attended the Casual Blogger’s Conference last month.

You are going to want to check out her blog .



  1. 1
    sarah says:

    Oh dear, now I’m going to have to get the stuff to make this for 4th of July. We love this stuff, and I always get compliments on it. One of our local stores actually asked me if I would think about maybe selling it at certain holidays. I can’t – too much time I think, but it was a sweet idea. Thanks for sharing it!

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    Cindy says:

    I like to add the white almond bark over popcorn, then do the sprinkles, M&M’s and some peanuts. So good, and just as festive.

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    Lorilee says:

    Looks amazing, sounds yummy. I’ll have to try it.

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    Joan C says:

    Oh, I’m going to have to make some of this. We’re having a family reunion at our Ashland house…our wedding anniversary! This will be perfect. THanks for the tip.

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    Brooke says:

    That is so fun and festive! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

    Just for fun:
    I did my own twist on the graduation money lei that you posted about not too long ago. Check it out:

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    Allyson says:

    Oh good gravy. You did it again! You post a scrumptious candy bark every single time I start back on my diet! This is waaaayyy too cute and since we have a houseful for the 4th I can’t wait to give it another go. I will force them all to take it when they leave though! Super cute in the blue mug too. The hunt for the red, white, and blue m and m’s begins!

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    julie says:

    Where do you find the red and blue M&Ms? I have looked everywhere since seeing this post.

  8. 8

    Leigh Anne,

    Thank you SO much for guest blogging on Love Stitched – you were a HUGE hit and I can’t wait to try out this recipe!!


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    Laurie says:

    Hi Leigh Anne,
    Another great idea! Lots of ideas actually.
    Question: Where do you find red, white, and blue M & M’s ?
    Also, which store do you buy the melts at in bulk? Since we live relatively close I was just wondering.
    Thanks for all the great ideas and recipes.

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    Beth Lambdin says:

    Made these today….fabulous! :) :) Posted your link on facebook. Thanks Leigh Anne for all your amazing recipees & ideas.

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    Cindy says:

    Leigh Anne….I had some questions, but you have already posted some of the answers. Here’s one I didn’t see though….have you ever tried it using white chocolate chips? Would that work? I can’t seem to find the red which & blue sprinkles … if you could share where you found them I would appreciate it! Also, I was telling our daughter ab!out this recipe and I believe she will also be making a version of it for the 4th of July… the recipe is now going to Texas! Thanks so much for sharing. Cindy Stuewe

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      Leigh Anne says:

      I have used white chocolate chips but I find that the melts melt much easier and smoother. I actually prefer the taste of them too. You can buy them at the Craft store – they are by Wilton or Winco has them in bulk. I found the red white and blue sprinkles at our local cake decorating shop – The Decorette Shop in Tigard. Hope this helps.

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    Jerri says:

    Your bark turned out really cute! I’m featuring you on my blog today!

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    Alison says:

    YUM! My mouth is watering! I featured this post on my blog today with a roundup of red, white, and blue foods. Here is the link:

    Happy Memorial Day!
    Alison recently posted..Red- White- &amp Blue Yummyness

  14. 14

    This is so lovely and yummy looking! I shared it on our Facebook Cool2Craft fan page. If you’d like to share more, email me anytime! Creative food design is one of my favorite crafts! The coolest part of my job is promoting creative folks in all walks of life!

  15. 15

    You mentioned that you are looking for a new name for your Red, White & Blue Cookie Bark on a different website I was on.. Well how about calling it..
    “The Bark of Independence”
    Hopefully that is a good choice for you… let me know what you think about it.

    In Friendship,

  16. 16

    Oh this is so lovely! I bet it tastes wonderful. Pinning and sharing on my Facebook page tomorrow! Have a wonderful weekend.

    PS, stopping by from The Pin Junkie. :)
    Julie @ This Gal Cooks recently posted..Summertime Printable Freebie

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    This is just too fun – I love making holiday bark and will have to try this for the 4th! Popping over from the Pin Junkie party! Pinning and off to follow on FB and Pinterest so hope you’ll follow me back too! Have a great weekend!

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    Christy says:

    Yummy! I make something similar, but no Oreos. I’m definitely going to have to try your version. What about calling it Freedom Bark? I”m visiting from the Just Us Four link party.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

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    This looks amazing, Leigh Anne! Pinning! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    ~Abby =)
    Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog recently posted..Unexpected Framed Art

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    I still need to try some of your cookie barks! 4th of July is a good time, one of my favorite holidays – and I think it’s partly because there are no gifts involved, just good old celebrations.

    Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday
    Adelina Priddis recently posted..Pear Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette #FoodieFriday

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    Nicole says:

    This looks amazing! I am new from southern charm. I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully follow me back, Nicole

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    Pamela says:

    Oh my…already have the ingredients on my shopping list for tomorrow. Eager to try and use for my guests next week.
    Pamela recently posted..Guest Interview: Kristina Clemens

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    Carolyn says:

    Just made these tonight with my 11 year old daughter and her friend. After the bark hardened, we placed the pieces in red & white bags & blue & white bags; purchased from “pick your plum”. The girls decorated stickers and placed them on their 4th of July favor bags for tomorrow!
    Bark is super easy to make…super easy to look at and super delicious! Thanks for the great recipe!

  24. 24

    Your project is featured today on The Pin Junkie! Happy 4th of July!
    Bonnie @ the pin junkie recently posted..Happy 4th of July!

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    Lauren says:

    Oh this looks so yummy and festive! Can’t wait to try it – thanks!
    Lauren recently posted..EASY Remove Paint From Hardware!


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