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M&M’s Chocolate Pretzel Bark

Photograph by Ericka Sanchez

Throughout the year, I tend to accumulate a large number of baking ingredients. Pieces of leftover baking chocolate, handfuls of sweetened shredded coconut and a few pecan halves that take up space in my pantry and refrigerator. Once Halloween is over, I take all the colorful M&M’s and create a fun chocolate bark to give as gifts during the holidays.

The preparation is easy and fun. Involve the kids when it’s time to sprinkle the leftovers over the melted chocolate and watch their faces light up with excitement.

RECIPE: M&M’s Chocolate Pretzel Bark

Serves 8

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes


  • 12 ounces dark baking chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon pecans, chopped
  • 6 mini pretzels
  • 1 tablespoon assorted M&M’s


  1. Line a 9x13 tray with wax paper. Set aside.
  2. Melt chocolate in a water bath, slowly stirring until smooth.
  3. Pour melted chocolate in tray and immediately sprinkle with coconut, pecans, pretzels and M&M’s.
  4. Set aside to cool for 30 minutes. Break into smaller pieces and store in airtight container until ready to package.
Photograph by Ericka Sanchez
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