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Cookies & Cream Bark

Easy and delicious Cookies & Cream Bark is a great goody to package up for friends!

I want to start this post off with a little bit of an apology for those of you who are regular visitors to Something Swanky. I know my posting schedule as of late has been a little… erratic. At best.

Sorry about that.

But I have to blame it on the pregnancy. I’m well into my second trimester, but the fatigue just hasn’t eased up at all. Although, in all fairness, my 4-year old may have a lot to do with that… can’t blame it all on the baby ;)


Most days, the thought of making a dessert, then photographing, then cleaning, then editing photos, then writing a post… just seems like a lot more than I’m willing to take on. So I’ve spent a lot of my time since October sitting on the couch watching Chuck and eating Rice Krispies Treats Cereal. And hoping you guys won’t leave me in the meantime!

I’m trying to get back in the groove of things these days, but until then… just don’t go away, mmmkay?

And since we’re on the topic, mind if I share some news?

PicMonkey Collage

I know that frosting is pretty pale and hard to see in my iPhone-quality photo, but it is most definitely BLUE…

we’re having a BOY!

Although we did it inadvertently, Chris and I both dressed for the day according to the gender we were hoping for. As you can see, I was kind of rooting for a girl. I can’t help it. I love glitter and pink and tutus. I love talking about unicorns and rainbows with my daughter, and I love all things Disney princess.

I’m trying to slowly wrap my brain around things that are blue and have trucks printed on them, but in the meantime… I’ll take all the pink sparkly things I can get my hands on!

Easy and delicious Cookies & Cream Bark is a great goody to package up for friends!

This Cookies & Cream Bark may not sparkle (unless sprinkles count?), but I’ve made it as pink as I possibly can.

I absolutely ADORE this stuff. I love the Cookies & Cream Hershey’s Bar, and this bark tastes just like it! Only better– because this bark also has M&Ms and sprinkles. If you wanted to dress it up even more for Valentine’s Day, I think conversation hearts would be super cute too!

Bark is like the ultimate treat for sharing. It packages well, looks cute, and always, always tastes good. Plus, you can customize it to fit your (or your friends’) taste!

Easy and delicious Cookies & Cream Bark is a great goody to package up for friends!


Cookies & Cream Bark

This bark is chock full of Oreo cookies, M&Ms, and sprinkles! Customize to fit your preferences or an upcoming holiday in a jif by subbing in your favorite candies and sprinkles.


12 oz. Ghirardelli White Candy Melting Wafers

5 Oreo cookies, crushed (with big pieces)

1/2 cup M&Ms

1/2 cup sprinkles


Melt the white candy according to the directions on the package.

Gently fold in the Oreos (I didn't mix these in very well-- just a quick turn with the spatula. I didn't want my white candy to look gray...).

Pour the mixture onto a large piece of parchment paper and gently spread as flat as you can. Sprinkle on the M&Ms and sprinkles over the candy before it has cooled and hardened.

Allow 20-30 minutes for candy to cool and harden before cutting into pieces to package or serve.

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

13 comments on “Cookies & Cream Bark”

  1. Congrats on your new little BOY and thanks for sharing that! Some bloggers keep it a big secret and I hate secrets…LOL :) This bark looks awesome and I love the colors!

  2. The sprinkles are totally considered sparkle. This bark is so pretty! Also, when I told Jordan you were having a boy she was all “Oh great. How boring.” She wanted a girl too, lol. :)

  3. Yay! such amazing news!  It’s always so exciting the day you learn whether youre having a boy or girl.  I’m loving the pink in the bark :)

  4. ooh I love this! It looks too good to share, I can’t wait to make some, congrats on a boy. I remember that feeling, you’ll start to get the hang of it eventually, but the shopping just isn’t the same!

  5. Awesome! Congrats on the news! :D Cake is always a great way to celebrate. 

  6. Yay, congrats!  I remember I was looting for a girl and became very sad when I learned it was a boy, lol. But he was the one of the best things happened in my life!! Those barks look excellent for Valentine’s day, pretty in pink. 

  7. This looks super good! And congrats on the boy! I have a girl, boy, girl and boy and they are all different in their own ways and so so fun!

  8. CONGRTULATIONS!!!  After 2 sons then 3 grandsons I was sure hoping for a great granddaughter. We did get one 3 years ago and we got another little girl in Dec. I LOVE buying PINK and that is all I do buy. After all, it is my money and I LOVE PINK. 

    I can’t hardly buy a boy baby gift. So hard for me.

  9. Congrats on your wonderful news! It must be exciting to find out the gender and finally share it with your friends and family. This bark looks so fun and festive!

  10. Congrats!!!!  I totally hear you on the not posting very regularly.  During my last pregnancy I didn’t post for like a lot of months!!  I just couldn’t do it between the fatigue and vomiting and trying to take care of everyone else so I say good job for posting as much as you do!!!  I think you are doing great and I love your photography.  I still don’t post very regularly and she is 8 months now.  Thanks for sharing!!

  11. Congratulations! And this bark >>> swoon!! It’s gorgeous and I love all the additions, Oreo’s just make anything amazing, but love all the sprinkles and M&Ms too!

  12. Congratulations on your wonderful baby boy news!!!
    And this bark looks just AMAZING!! In love with all the pink sparkles and M&Ms! :)

  13. I’m the same way but omigosh you’re gonna love having a little boy too! and your lil girl is going to be a great big sister!

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