Football Bark

This recipe for football bark is perfect for game day or super bowl! Only 7 ingredients and ready in under 2 hours.

This recipe for football bark is perfect for game day or super bowl! Only 7 ingredients and ready in under 2 hours. I’m going a little nuts.. we’re on week 2 without a working washing machine.

This recipe for football bark is perfect for game day or super bowl! Only 7 ingredients and ready in under 2 hours. Bless my sweet husband. The washer needed a new belt, so he put that on, but since the machine is circa 1970s, one of the screws broke in half – like the actual screw part is still in the washer but the head of the screw broke off and we have no way of getting it out. So Ryan bought clamps to help secure that part of the machine. But now the water hose is leaking, from both ends!

Although.. the one good thing about not having a working washer is that I have more time to do other things, like cook (boo), clean the bathrooms (boo) and brainstorm cute Super Bowl treats :)

This recipe for football bark is perfect for game day or super bowl! Only 7 ingredients and ready in under 2 hours. If you’ve been around for a while, there’s no hiding that I love making football themed** desserts. In all honestly, it’s the only way I can get into football, hahaha.

To make this ultra fun football bark you’ll need semi-sweet chocolate chips, green candy melts, a little vegetable oil, a small batch of royal icing, and whole almonds. I included 8 process shots and a short 30 second video at the end of the post to help visually walk you through how to make this bark! It’s super easy and I think it’s going to become my game day snack.

This recipe for football bark is perfect for game day or super bowl! Only 7 ingredients and ready in under 2 hours. This recipe for football bark is perfect for game day or super bowl! Only 7 ingredients and ready in under 2 hours. I love that you can make this bark multiple days before you want to serve it or the same day! Just be sure to give yourself at least 2 hours to make the bark and let it harden before breaking it into pieces.

Football Bark

Total Time: 2 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1 & 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 & 1/2 cups green candy melts (like Wilton brand)
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • whole almonds

Small batch of royal icing

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp meringue powder
  • 1/2 tbsp water

Directions:

  1. Cover a 10 x 15 inch baking sheet that has edges with tin foil.
  2. You can melt the milk chocolate and green candy melts at the same time if you’d like.
  3. For the milk chocolate: combine the chocolate chips and vegetable oil in a pot over low heat on the stove. Occasionally stir with a spatula until the chocolate is smooth and melted.
  4. For the green candy melts: combine the green candy melts and vegetable oil in a pot over low heat on the stove. Occasionally stir with a spatula until the chocolate is smooth and melted.
  5. Add the melted chocolate to the pan. You can put all of one chocolate on the pan first and swirl in the other one. Or you could put a mix of both chocolates on the pan and then go back and swirl in the rest. Swirl the chocolates using a butter knife or small metal spatula.
  6. Add the whole almonds to the chocolate.
  7. Refrigerate the bark for 15-20 minutes before adding the details to the almonds.
  8. To make the royal icing: Combine the powdered sugar, meringue powder, and water in a mixing bowl and mix until the icing has a matte appearance, about 2 minutes. You may need to add a little more water to get the right consistency. You don’t want the icing to be runny, but have a thicker consistency, but you don’t want it to be too thick where you can’t get it out of the squeeze bottle. Transfer to a squeeze bottle or ziploc bag with one corner cut off.
  9. On each almond draw the center football stripe.
  10. Allow the royal icing to harden, 10-15 minutes before adding the football stitches.
  11. Draw 3 stitches on each almond.
  12. Refrigerate the bark for 40-60 minutes or until the chocolate no longer feels soft when you press your finger on it.
  13. Break the bark into smaller pieces.
  14. Store in a container or plastic bag. I like to keep mine in the fridge!

This recipe for football bark is perfect for game day or super bowl! Only 7 ingredients and ready in under 2 hours.
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45 Responses to “Football Bark”

  1. Amy @BellyFull — January 19, 2016 at 7:52 am

    I love this so much…and I don’t even like football! Am going to share on Facebook this week and my Friday Fun blog round-up!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 22, 2016 at 9:51 am

      Thank you Amy!

  2. Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — January 19, 2016 at 8:00 am

    You sure love your football desserts, and this one is as cute as ever!! I am not even a football fan and would love to eat this :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 22, 2016 at 9:59 am

      YEAH! I mean it’s chocolate :)

  3. Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — January 19, 2016 at 8:15 am

    This is such a creative idea and so fun for Super Bowl parties!!!

  4. Jen | Baked by an Introvert — January 19, 2016 at 8:30 am

    I adore this fun and easy game day treat. Those little football almonds are just too cute for words!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 22, 2016 at 9:59 am

      I am so glad almonds are shaped like footballs!

  5. Danae @ Recipe Runner — January 19, 2016 at 10:22 am

    I’ve been obsessed with bark ever since Christmas! This would be such an easy dessert to make in my favorite team’s colors. You are so crafty Beth, can you send some of that my way! Oh and is that an Erickson Wood Works background? I love it!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 22, 2016 at 10:01 am

      Oh girl! It is an Erickson wood works background! The tobacco lath one :)

  6. Allison - Celebrating Sweets — January 19, 2016 at 10:38 am

    This is SO creative, I love it! Beautiful photos, Beth!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 22, 2016 at 9:59 am

      Allison, thank you!

  7. Maris (In Good Taste) — January 19, 2016 at 11:09 am

    How super cute is this!? Love the idea

  8. Liz — January 19, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    This is the BEST candy bark! Now I’m wishing one of our teamsms was still in the running!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 22, 2016 at 9:59 am

      But at least you can still celebrate with good food!

  9. Wow Beth! This football bark is a total touchdown — beautiful and fun! And your photos are wonderful, too!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 22, 2016 at 9:58 am

      Awww cute comment about it being a touchdown!

  10. Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — January 19, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    This looks awesome and I LOVE those football almonds, what a great idea!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 22, 2016 at 9:58 am

      Thank you Kimberly!

  11. Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie — January 19, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    What a fun idea for SuperBowl Sunday

  12. Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie — January 19, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    I literally cannot tell you how obsessed with this I am!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 22, 2016 at 9:45 am

      *big smile*

  13. Diane — January 20, 2016 at 12:06 am

    I love the video of how these are made. I watched and felt I could do this recipe and enjoy the process. The result is just so fun for game day!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 22, 2016 at 9:44 am

      Thanks for the feedback Diane!

  14. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — January 20, 2016 at 1:37 am

    The Almonds are unbelievable! So cute! 

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 22, 2016 at 9:44 am

      almonds for the win!!

  15. taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — January 20, 2016 at 5:56 am

    Okay this is the coolest and looks so good! What a fun way to celebrate and add a little more excitement to Super Bowl. You could even do it the color of whatever team you are cheering for! I love it!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 22, 2016 at 9:44 am

      Yeah! With candy melts you could do any colors!

  16. Meg @ With Salt and Wit — January 20, 2016 at 7:28 am

    I dont think this chocolate would make it to the big game! 

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 22, 2016 at 9:34 am

      Haha I agree!

  17. Joanie @ Zagleft — January 20, 2016 at 7:49 am

    This is the most creative food idea to serve at any football watching party. I love the footballs!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 22, 2016 at 9:34 am

      AWW! Thank you Joanie!

  18. Christie — January 20, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    This is such a fun recipe – perfect for game day!

  19. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — January 20, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    I love this bark!!!! 

  20. Melanie | Melanie Makes\ — January 20, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Just genius, my friend!  You are the queen of cute treats!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 22, 2016 at 9:36 am

      Xoxo!!

  21. Denise — January 20, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Super fun recipe for the Super Bowl.  

  22. Melissa Klotz — January 21, 2016 at 12:07 am

    This bark is insanely beautiful!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 22, 2016 at 9:42 am

      Thank you Melissa!

  23. Megan Lawson — January 21, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    This is such a cute idea! I’m going to do it, but use coconut oil! Pinning it now! :) 

  24. Rose | RoseBakes.com — January 22, 2016 at 12:49 am

    This is brilliant!  

  25. Joanie @ Zagleft — January 22, 2016 at 11:22 am

    This is so creative! I love how pretty it looks – sharing!

  26. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — January 22, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Oh my gosh! Almond footballs – genius!! 

  27. Cyndi — January 25, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Did I miss the white chocolate or was this a copy/paste error:

    “2. You can melt the milk chocolate and white chocolate at the same time if you’d like.”

    Thank you, 
    Cyndi

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 25, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      Oh yep, you’re right! It should be green candy melts :)

  28. Wendy — January 25, 2016 at 9:10 am

    This is beyond adorable! When I first saw the photo I thought you found football sprinkles. Then I read and realized they were almonds. LOVE it!

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