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Space Bark – An Out of This World Snack + Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks

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This blog post is sponsored by Disney Book Group.

My kids have a routine. They get home from school, grab a book and run to the kitchen for a little afternoon snack. While they usually select good-for-you snacks, occasionally I like to surprise them with something a little sweet. When I can create something that compliments the book they are currently reading, they are over the moon. So when Iyla started reading Sanity & Tallulah I knew I had to come up with a space-inspired snack. Space Bark was so yummy, I had to share it!

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Space Bark

I don’t know about you, but we gravitate toward the salty/sweet craze. So imagine sea salt peanuts, chocolate and little candy stars coming together for a treat that is almost too good for this galaxy. The combination is absolutely out of this world and so easy to make! If you or your loved ones have a peanut allergy, no problem, just substitute the peanuts for other fun salty snacks like pretzels or potato chips! The possibilities are endless.

Scroll down for a step by step video on how to make Space Bark.

Space Bark – An Out of This World Snack

Space Bark – An Out of This World Snack


  • 1/2 Cup Sea Salt Peanuts (or your favorite salty snack)
  • 1 10oz Bag Chocolate Melts (Black) or Dark Chocolate
  • 1 10oz Bag Chocolate Melts (Purple)
  • 1 10oz Bag Chocolate Melts (Blue)
  • 2oz Unsweetened Chocolate or 100% Cacao
  • 1 Bag Star Sprinkles
  • 1 Bag Sanding Sugar (Purple)


  1. Prepare a cookie sheet by placing a sheet of parchment paper on top
  2. Melt black chocolate according to packaging
  3. Spread 3/4 chocolate in a thin, even layer along the bottom of your cookie sheet
  4. Sprinkle peanuts throughout the spreaded chocolate
  5. Spread remaining melted chocolate on top of the peanuts
  6. Melt 1/4 bag purple chocolate according to packaging
  7. Drizzle on top of your chocolate/peanut mixture
  8. Repeat with blue chocolate
  9. Sprinkle 1/2 bag of stars on top
  10. Sprinkle 1/2 bag of purple sanding sugar on top
  11. Melt cacao
  12. Drizzle on top
  13. Refrigerate until solid
  14. Break into pieces
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Let’s Talk About This Book!

Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks, is a funny and smart science fiction graphic novel about best friends Sanity and Tallulah. The girls must find their furry, adorable, and totally illegal science experiment when she escapes in the space station they call home.

Sanity Jones and Tallulah Vega are best friends on Wilnick, the dilapidated space station they call home at the end of the galaxy. So naturally, when gifted scientist Sanity uses her lab skills and energy allowance to create a definitely-illegal-but-impossibly-cute three-headed kitten, she has to show Tallulah. But Princess, Sparkle, Destroyer of Worlds is a bit of a handful, and it isn’t long before the kitten escapes to wreak havoc on the space station. The girls will have to turn Wilnick upside down to find her, but not before causing the whole place to evacuate! Can they save their home before it’s too late?

START OF SPACE-TASTIC SERIES: This is book one of a three-book graphic novel series following irresistible pair Sanity and Tallulah as they get in and out of scrapes in their outer space home.

CELEBRATE STEM: Chock-full of imaginative biology, tech, and engineering references, Sanity & Tallulah encourages experimentation and problem solving. It’s a dream come true for kids who love science, as well as parents and teachers clamoring for more STEM titles.

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Step by Step Video:

I think next time we make it, we’ll add pretzel sticks and marshmallows! What would you add to your space bark? Comment below and let us know!

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We’ve partnered with Disney Books to bring you an out of this world snack. We took chocolate covered peanuts to the next level. Inspired by #SanityandTallulah by Molly Brooks, Space Bark is the perfect combo of salty + sweet.


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  • Marysa
    January 1, 2019

    This is so pretty! I would love to make this with my kids. It would be a fun project to do and see what they might want to add in. Yours came out awesome!

  • Monidipa Dutta
    November 8, 2018

    It looks colourful and yummy. I will surely try this.

  • Kiwi
    October 22, 2018

    I am gonna be this type of mom one day. I would be the one to make food/snacks to match the book so this is a cute idea!

  • Kamran Awan
    October 21, 2018

    What a cute snack idea!

  • Echo
    October 18, 2018

    This book looks so cool! I bet my daughter would love it! I think this bark would be delicious as well!

  • Casey
    October 18, 2018

    Wow… This is out of this world. I really thought this is from a new chocolate brand. I love your little video of showing step by step of making this awesome chocolate bar. I have shown this to my kids and they want me to make this ASAP… LOL… Super thanks for this creative recipe.

  • Astrid
    October 18, 2018

    This looks super cool! Very creative. Seems that your kids loved it. For my little guy, I’d skip the dyes and the sugar.. and use alternatives. Loved the video btw.

  • K.A. Wypych
    October 17, 2018

    What a great idea! I love that you mesh snacks and reading…what a wonderful way to inspire them to read!

  • Dhemz Apdian - Dias
    October 17, 2018

    Oh, my! What a fancy treat right there. I would love for my daughter to check that book out. Thanks for sharing!

  • Vyjay Rao
    October 17, 2018

    Space Bark indeed sounds like it must be the favourite snack in the entire Milky Way! Being a lover of salt+Sweet snacks, I am sure this is something we are really going to like in our home. A snack that also seems to give wings to one’s imagination.

  • Justine
    October 17, 2018

    What a fun idea! We’ve used star sprinkles like that to make rainbow unicorn bark before! I love that candy bark is so easy to change up and make your own for whatever you’re doing!

  • Emily Costos
    October 17, 2018

    This is so cute. The book sound amazing also. I have three daughters and was always trying to find books to spark their interest in something other than being a princess

  • Devyani Ray
    October 17, 2018

    This looks absolutely colorful and delish!! Will try it out for sure. My son will LOVE It.

  • Julie
    October 17, 2018

    Oh my goodness, how fun is this? My kids would LOVE it!

  • Kathy
    October 17, 2018

    This sounds like a great book. I bet my daughters would enjoy it. Great recipe as well. We love making bark too.

  • Suzanne
    October 17, 2018

    What a cute snack! I need to taste this in my life right now. lolol xo, Suzanne

  • Jeanine
    October 17, 2018

    We just got this book yesterday and I am REALLY looking forward to sharing with it my kiddos. That bark looks AMAZING.

  • Estelle
    October 17, 2018

    The book and the Space Bark both look amazing! My daughter loves science fiction books and books about magic and we both love chocolate so it’s a double win!

  • TessaG
    October 17, 2018

    What a cute snack idea! I’m keeping this one for the next bake sale and making it with pretzels instead of nuts!

  • Nancy at Whispered Inspirations
    October 17, 2018

    This looks like such fun and delicious bark. I love how enthralled she is with the book!

  • Dalene Ekirapa
    October 17, 2018

    Such a cute daughter you have. I love their routine of coming from school and grabbing a bite while they read a book. And for sure, those bites are making me salivate!

  • Heather
    October 16, 2018

    Oh, that looks like a fun treat. I surprised my kids with cookies today after school. We have a similar routine.

  • Lisa Martin
    October 16, 2018

    What a clever little book. And such a yummy looking treat. I’ll have to try it on my kids.

  • Tasheena
    October 16, 2018

    This is such a cool idea. I know my kiddos would love making this. Can’t wait to give this a try.

  • Terri Steffes
    October 16, 2018

    I am so impressed with Space Bark. I’ll need to share this with all my fourth grade teachers who studied the solar system!

  • Dennis Littley
    October 16, 2018

    It’s good they usually opt for something nutritious but this Space Bark looks like it’s definitely something worth reaching for! It’s great they like to read.

  • Pam
    October 16, 2018

    What a great idea to combine reading with a physical activity that is appropriate with the book she’s reading. STEM is such an important skill set for kids to learn.

  • Ruthie Ridley
    October 16, 2018

    My kids would love this bark! What a cool idea!!

  • Enriqueta E Lemoine
    October 16, 2018

    Heather this is to cool and certainly out of this world. I saw the video and it was great too!

  • Mitch Chaitin
    October 16, 2018

    What a great idea for a snack! So creative, and makes snacking all the more fun for the kids! Thanks for sharing!

  • Glenda Cates
    October 16, 2018

    I can’t wait to make this for my son who I am sure would enjoy this new Snack. As well as check out the book she is reading as my son has been looking for new stories to read.

  • Helen Little
    October 16, 2018

    My Goddaughter would love this book and snack combo! The bark is so space like! I might add some cinder toffee for “space rocks”, but probably not as it looks perfect!

  • Natalia
    October 16, 2018

    I’ve never seen such a snack before! I bet it’s an awesome treat for all the kids … plus the book makes it a perfect combination. 🙂

  • Tara Pittman
    October 16, 2018

    I love the name of this candy. The colors make it very cool looking.

  • Amanda
    October 16, 2018

    This is such a cool little snack!

  • Monique Starks
    October 16, 2018

    I would have LOVED to make this when I was a child. Hec, I want to make it now! What a cool and creative treat. Pretzels sound like a great addition.

  • Amber Myers
    October 16, 2018

    This sounds like a book my kids would enjoy! And this bark is so cool. I need to make this as a snack one day.

  • Melissa Chapman
    October 16, 2018

    That bark looks like a great snack for kids when they come home. I will tell my niece about this book it seems so great for kids.

  • Jessica Taylor
    October 16, 2018

    This seems like such an adorable book! My daughter would love it because she is a huge fan of space! Definitely going to try out the space bark!

  • Tomi C
    October 16, 2018

    I am all about books promoting STEM. Love how you paired an awesome book about space exploration with a savory snack.

  • stacey
    October 16, 2018

    So creative and fun snack to go along with the book. Both salty and sweet– my perfect combination in a good snack.

  • Candy
    October 16, 2018

    Looks like she is really enjoying read her book. Nice to have a treat like space bark to enjoy

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