Barks & Brittles

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This post comes courtesy of Bianca Richardson and Mia Croft, members of Williams-Sonoma’s Creative Services team. 

‘Tis the season to roll up your sleeves and bake off — or in this case bark off — your favorite holiday treats to share! It wouldn’t be the holidays at Williams-Sonoma without our famous Peppermint Bark. When you see it in stores, you know the holidays are right around the corner.


We decided to hold a bark off / brittle off for some friendly competition. Barks and brittles seem so easy to make — just a few ingredients and virtually no baking. Even though not many of us participated, the results were yummy and satisfying with plenty to share. We all won! Here are the delicious barks and brittles we created and shared with everyone on our team:


Cake Batter Bark: white and dark chocolate, dry yellow cake mix and sprinkles


Chubby Hubby Bark: pretzels, macadamia nuts, crushed Heath Bar and bittersweet chocolate


Almond Brittle: sliced almonds blended in a rich caramel flavor


Peppermint Bark




These would make great gifts to give to loved ones, friends, neighbors, and of course, your co-workers. And since they are easy enough to make, you might even make a batch for yourself!


About the authors: Bianca and Mia are part of the Williams-Sonoma Creative Services team. They love to design, bake, cook, plan parties and help save the world in their spare time.

2 comments about “Barks & Brittles

  1. janis

    Is there a recipe ( amounts ?) for cake batter bark. How much dry mix or chocolate? looks so good and different than other barks. thanks


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