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This weekend is Oscar weekend which means you may or may not care and you may or may not be going to an Oscar party. Whether it is an Oscar party, or some other gathering, it is always best to show up with a little hostess gift.

I like making something sweet because that means it doesn’t stay around my house and tempt me, but I still get to sample it.  I allow myself to have a small amount of dessert every day but if it is around my house then there is a HUGE chance I overindulge.

Rule #1 about being a mindful person: Never go anywhere empty handed. Always bring hostess gifts or give gifts to people who you appreciate.  Showing gratitude is a graceful quality and will actually make you a happier person.

Bark is genius because you can get super creative and make it any flavor you love.  No seriously, if all you have is a half eaten box of granola bars, a jar of peanut butter, or a bag of trail mix, you have a crowd pleasing dessert.

Super Easy Chocolate Bark for Great Impressions

A bag of chips (any size, white, dark, milk, butterscotch)

A mix in (granola, cereal-rice crispies are the best, oreos, nuts, carmel……)

A microwave

Tin Foil sprayed with no-stick spray

1. Put the chips in a bowl and melt the chips in the microwave.  Put the microwave on for a minute at a time then give the chips a stir until they are smooth and melted.

2. Toss in whatever combo of mix ins you fancy.  You need to eyeball it but it is usually 1 heaping cup of mix ins per bag of chips. You want the mix ins to have a thick coating of chocolate.

3. Spread the mixture on the tin foil, about ¼inch thick.  Either let stand or put in the freezer for quick hardening.


Break into pieces and eat or bag for gifts.


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