College Care Package for someone special

Studying for finals can be stressful. Our 19 year old is in Tennessee bunkering down for finals.  He always enjoyed my special treats when he came to visit us in California. He especially loved my Wax Cake. So as I’m thinking of him during finals week,  I decided to make him a care package that will give him something to munch on during those late nights.  I made him something other than my famous Wax Cake.  I made him Candy Bark.  It will survive 3 days of travel via US Mail.  I hope you enjoy it Justin!


  • 1 pound Merckens chocolate, dark and milk. (See the link below if you need to order)
  • White and blue candy melts for decoration (or any color you can find)
  • 1 cup peanut M&Ms
  • 1 cup plain M&Ms
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks
  • oreo cookies, broken in halfs and quarters
  • 1 cup nuts (I used salted caramel peanuts)

Melt your chocolate in the microwave, stir every 30 seconds until melted. Pour the melted chocolate on a non stick surface. I use a sil pat on top of a baking sheets.  See the links below if you need to order any of these must have items.  You can use parchment or wax paper too, but I can’t guarentee you will be sucessful peeling off the chocolate without a sil pat.  Sprinkle your toppings however you like, and pour a little more chocolate over the thin spots. Let it set in the freezer before you crack it into pieces.

Ready to ship!

Items you may need to order are linked below.  I couldn’t live without these items when it comes to making chocolates.

Focus Foodservice Commercial Bakeware 13 by 18 Inch 18 Gauge Aluminum Half Sheet Pan


Merckens Milk Chocolate 2 Pounds


Merckens Chocolate Coatings, Dark, 2 Pound


Silpat AE420295-07 Premium Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat, Half Sheet Size, 11-5/8″ x 16-1/2″


Merckens Coating Wafers Royal Blue 1 pound Merckens melting chocolate (I love this color chocoate)


Merckens Super Coatings, White,1 Pound (I always have a small bag of white for an extra fancy touch of color)


Merckens Coatings, Pink, 1 pound



Candy Bark Care Packages can be sent to your college kiddo too. Send me a message to inquire about pricing.  All orders are made within 24 hours and delivered between 3-5 days anywhere in the US.


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