Gingersnap Bark

Here’s the thing about pie.

It’s not really the best dessert for just two people. It turns into pie for dessert, pie for breakfast, pie for snacks…and there are still leftovers.

Pies and cakes are things that I don’t make very much because 1. it takes Nick and I forever to get through it, and 2. the dessert usually isn’t very good after a few days and we end up having to throw some of it away.

But I love making pies and cakes.

So here’s the answer to my problem: for most of the year, I make desserts that are easier for us to eat like cookies, brownies, and  fruit crisps. And then, any time I’m with family on the weekends or for holidays, I get my big time baking fix in.

Thanksgiving is the best holiday ever, right?

Pies, pies, and more pies. Rolls and bread and stuffing. Potatoes, potato casserole, and a few more starches, just because. Turkey, ham, cornish hen, whatever you do. A green veggie or two to make you feel a bit better about having that pie for dessert and a midnight snack.

I love waking up on Thanksgiving, having breakfast with family, and staying in the kitchen all day. Besides a few breaks to check on football scores, we just don’t leave. If we’re not cooking, we’re chopping. If the chopping is done, we’re washing another round of dishes. Once those are done, pies are going in the oven, turkey’s on the grill, bread is baking, cream is whipping.

I have no idea what’s on the menu plan for this year yet, but I do know there will be some kind of pie. But there might be some bark, too.

If you want another dessert for your table and don’t want to make another pie or cake, I’ve got your answer.

Pie – my mom’s fudge pie – is one thing I have to have at Thanksgiving. Maybe your pie demand is pecan or pumpkin or cherry or something else weird that I don’t even know about. Whatever it is, I hope you get your super special Thanksgiving pie this week.

But if you don’t or if you want another sweet to pass around the table, make this bark?

It takes minutes to mix up and it won’t take up any precious oven time on the big day. Double bonus!


Gingersnap Bark

Makes: 8-10 servings


  • 16 oz. good quality white chocolate
  • 6 gingersnap cookies, crumbled


  1. Pour 12 oz. of the white chocolate into a heat proof bowl and heat in the microwave for 2 minutes, stopping to stir after each 30 seconds goes by.
  2. Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, stir in the remaining  4 oz. of the chocolate until all of the chips are melted.
  3. Add the crumbled cookies into the white chocolate and pour the bark onto a piece of parchment paper. Spread the bark into an even layer and let it sit for an hour or two, until the chocolate is set.
  4. Break into pieces.


30 Responses to “Gingersnap Bark”

  1. #
    Tammy — November 22, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I am so making this!

  2. #
    Erica — November 22, 2011 at 10:50 am

    I’m not much for pie. I like the filling, but not the crust (unless its graham cracker and thats a whole different ball game! Crisps are more of my thing! And this bark- I could totally get behind it :)

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    Kathryn — November 22, 2011 at 11:06 am

    This is such a great combination of flavours. I love gingersnaps in anything but the combination with creamy white chocolate sounds heavenly!

    • admin replied: — November 22nd, 2011 at 3:21 pm

      yup – i’m not normally a fan of white chocolate, but this combo is awesome!

  4. #
    Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean — November 22, 2011 at 11:48 am

    well this just looks heavenly. you know how i feel about gingersnaps :)

  5. #
    Shannon — November 22, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    ooh, love this idea :) gingersnaps totally go well with white chocolate!

  6. #
    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes — November 22, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Yum! I would love to try this :)

  7. #
    Melissa @TryingtoHeal — November 22, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Oh, that looks great! I need to make that for my family!

  8. #
    Jersey Girl Cooks — November 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I love this idea! This is also a great idea for a cookie swap. Happy Thanksgiving! Have fun cooking.

  9. #
    Erin — November 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    You must read minds, because last night after making my cheesecake crust out of gingersnaps I wondered what I could do with the rest of the bag.

    • admin replied: — November 22nd, 2011 at 3:21 pm

      i always wanted to be able to read minds! maybe the gift is just now showing up :)

      • Erin replied: — November 22nd, 2011 at 3:26 pm

        Wouldn’t that be nice?

  10. #
    Shannon (Healthiful Balance) — November 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Woowww that looks soo good! Thanks so much for the recipe :)

  11. #
    Cassie — November 22, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    This is great. I love gingersnaps and white chocolate. I bet it’s a great flavor combo!

  12. #
    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — November 22, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I’d like to do some holiday baking with gingerbread flavors and molasses…but haven’t started yet. You just inspired me!

  13. #
    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — November 23, 2011 at 12:37 am

    I love anything with ginger or gingersnaps involved! Happy Thanksgiving to you.

    • admin replied: — November 23rd, 2011 at 3:48 pm

      Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Sylvie!

  14. #
    Jessica @ How Sweet — November 23, 2011 at 1:18 am

    This is too adorable!

  15. #
    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — November 23, 2011 at 1:52 am

    I pinned this earlier but didn’t have a chance to comment. I love this idea, can’t wait to try it!

  16. #
    Lauren @ vegology — November 23, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Ingenious! I can’t believe I have never thought of this – I love white chocolate dipped gingersnaps. I am definitely making this by the end of the year.

  17. #
    natalie (the sweets life) — November 23, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    as much as I don’t mind pie for breakfast, this sounds like a delicious dessert alternative!

    have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

    • admin replied: — November 23rd, 2011 at 4:39 pm

      me too – pie for breakfast is never a bad thing :)

  18. #
    sara — November 24, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Ooooh, this looks so good! I am a huge white chocolate lover, and I bet those gingersnaps crumbled up in there taste SO good! :)

  19. #
    Irene Jackkson — September 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    wow— this is great, surprised at how easy this was and everybody LOVED it

    • admin replied: — September 28th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      i’m so glad you liked it! it is super easy, right? we love it.


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