{{Guest Blogger Recipe }} Leigh Anne from YOUR HOMEBASED MOM

Today we welcome our guest blogger 
Leigh Anne 
she is sharing with us her recipe for
Red, White & Blue 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 making s’mores 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!
thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us all Leigh Anne…This would make a great FATHERS DAY gift as well :)
Be sure to check out Leigh Anne’s other great ideas at YOUR HOMEBASED MOM

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