Skinny White Chocolate Bark reminds me of Christmas. I miss Christmas. It’s July here and while the summer is nice for people who go out in the sun, it’s a little lackluster for someone who isn’t supposed to gain too much sun exposure. That’s probably why I started baking in the first place. So I made this bark on a rainy day, played Harry Potter and thought about Santa to remember.Like I said, Skinny White Chocolate Bark reminds me of Christmas. You know what I do sometimes? I buy Christmas things in July. There’s a reason why Hallmark has coined the phrase Christmas in July. Because who doesn’t want Christmas in July? You’ve already had a few months of blistering heat, if you’re living in Texas like me anyway, and you just want to remember what snow smells like.Yes, I said smells. It has a smell. I’d remember. That one time I saw it, my nose was being extremely sensitive because it was not used to 32 degrees Fahrenheit (I’m kidding. I’ve totally seen snow more than once. I was born in Pittsburgh, my parents tell me).
Anyway, if you want to copy me, here are some of my favorite Christmas accessories:
Reindeer Plate. Mailbox Garland. Christmas Tree Napkin. White and Gold Ornament. Pinecone Wreath. Glass Decanter and Glass. Mary, Joseph and Jesus Nativity Scene. Luggage Ornament. Tea Cart. Tree Angel. Throw Blanket. Gold-Rimmed Wine Glasses. Santa Claus Apron. Reindeer Statue. Candle Holders.
- Bark Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup uncooked oats + 1/2 cup water (150 calories)
- Additional 1 cup uncooked oats (300 calories)
- 3 tablespoons liquid egg-whites (25 calories)
- 268 mini bittersweet chocolate chips (140 calories - about 3 tablespoons)
- 1/4 cup Joseph's sugar-free NATURAL SYRUP (35 calories)
- 1 tablespoon Truvia (or double with sugar)
- 1/3 cup dry almond butter (507 calories)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (12 calories)
- Frosting Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup white chocolate chips, melted (280 calories)
- 1/4 cup fat-free cream cheese (60 calories)
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- Cook 1/2 cup oatmeal + 1/2 cup water in microwave for 2.5 minutes.
- Combine with dry oats, cover and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
- Remove plastic wrap. Add remaining ingredients, excluding frosting ingredients.
- Flatten mix in square baking dish, lightly greased or coated with non-stick spray.
- Cook for 20 - 25 minutes, or until slightly stiff to the touch.
- Place in fridge, covered, for 15 - 20 minutes.
- Combine frosting ingredients. Pour and spread evenly over bars.