Confession: I sometimes I hate to cook. And even bake for that matter.

Sometimes I just want someone else to make me dinner. I want to sit on the couch, with a glass of wine, watching them cook me a meal. Oh, and I’d like to have chips and guacamole to munch on as I watch the meal unfold before me.

But this little fantasy of mine can sometimes be difficult when you’re the one with a food blog. When you’re the friend everyone expects to have their crap together and be able to whip up some epic dinner or appetizer spread in a moments notice. Or be able to pull a cake outta your back pocket. Ya, that just isn’t always going to happen.

So for times when I don’t want to turn on the oven, yet I need to make SOMETHING because we invited people over, and oops, I sorta forgot until just now. I have a no brainer dessert. I can hardly even call this a recipe. But I will, because I know some of you can not even function in a kitchen unless you have exact measurements.

Jordan Almond Bark: 3 ingredients. 15 minutes. And voila. A homemade dessert that took almost no time and effort.

That nice thing about this bark is you can sub the chocolate and Jordan almonds for really any kind of chocolate or ‘toppings’ you have in your cupboards.

Instead of milk chocolate chips or white chocolate chips try: butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, cinnamon chips, dark chocolate chips, etc…

Instead of Jordan almonds, quite honestly, you can throw on just about any kind of cookie or candy. I can’t even begin to name the possibilities, they are literally endless. Oreos, M&M’s, reeses and snickers immediately come to mind though…

Jordan Almond Bark

Ingredients

  • 12 ounce bag white chocolate chips
  • 6 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Jordan almonds

Instructions

Melt the white chocolate in a bowl in the microwave for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds to make sure it doesn’t burn.

*Yes, it can burn. TRUST me!

Spread the melted white chocolate on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. I used a 9×13 inch cookie sheet.

Melt the milk chocolate chips in the microwave for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Pour onto the white chocolate in rows, then use a toothpick to swirl those rows.

*The swirling isn’t necessary, I just think it’s fun.

Sprinkle the crushed Jordan Almonds on the wet chocolate, pressing them down slightly so they stick into the chocolate.

Stick the cookie sheet in the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens (about 15 minutes). Break into pieces. And eat!

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Another awesome thing about homemade bark??? You can freeze it! Make a huge batch and freeze the chunks you don’t use for another time.
Need a quick hostess gift to bring to a friend? Just grab some from the freezer, throw it in a cute little cellephane bag, tie a bow around the top, and bam, gift, CHECK!

I got these Jordan Almonds from Oh!Nuts. Aren’t they such a fun color? They are teal, perfect for spring and Easter! Check out there website for more colors of Jordan almonds, they have like a gazillion different rad colors!