Christmas Bark

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

Every Christmas, my family, (Mostly my mom, brother and me) make Chocolate Bark. Bark is a flat sheet of semi-hard candy with smaller bits of hard candy inside. In our recipe, we use Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate, Peanut Butter for the main sheet and Oreos as the hard candy.There are several other ingredients, but those are the main four. We serve it at the family Christmas Dinner at my maternal grandmothers place on Christmas Eve, where several other types of desserts and foods are served, such as fudge, cookies, sausages, etc.. We only started making the bark around 5 years ago, as before that we tried a new dessert every year, but we liked the bark so much that  it’s quickly become a fun family tradition that we look forward to every year. It relates to American identity because Christmas and Tradition and Food and Family Gatherings are a big part of American culture. 
My family’s ancestors are from Scandinavia, for the most part, Norway on my mom’s side, and the British Isles, mostly Wales on my dad’s side. We think our ancestors came to the United States in the 19th century, although we don’t know for sure. We will hopefully continue to make bark every year for a long time.

Year: 1986

– Reid Wooldridge

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant