These chocolate bark recipes are an easy idea for kids to make
candy. Using a few simple ingredients like chocolate chips or melts
and toppings, you'll be able to create a impressive looking dessert
to give as gifts or treat yourself.
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Holiday or Christmas Bark
by Lisa (USA) Holiday Bark Ingredients:
white, milk or dark chocolate chips
candy canes or other mini candies
Unwrap candy canes and place in ziplock bag.
Then using a rolling pin or a crab mallet, crush the candy canes
into small pieces
Melt candy chips in a microwaveable bowl.
Pour melted candy chips onto cookie sheet and spread with a spatula.
Sprinkle candy cane pieces over the melted candy quickly, before it
If you have several kinds of bark you'd like to try, go ahead and
layer them in a pan.
Once you break up the pieces you'll have a nice variety.
Let cool (may need to be refrigerated). When cooled break into bite
Chocolate Peppermint Bark
A popular combination is adding crushed peppermint candies or candy
canes onto your melted chocolate.
In this example you can start by pouring milk or dark chocolate in a
cookie sheet and letting it set until hardens. Then layer
melted white chocolate on the top. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint
candies while chocolate is still wet. Allow to set.
Halloween Bark Recipes
Easily change up the holidays by adding different candies for the
season. Candy corn topping works great for Halloween bark. To make
this example, start with a base of chocolate and let set. Drizzle
melted white chocolate over the top and press candy corn on top. Let
Add seasonal candy eyes and other fun candies for this chocolate
For a Halloween Frankenstein theme, add candy eyes to melted green
candy melts while wet. Add bones and other details like drizzled
chocolate. Then allow to set. Break into pieces.
Another yummy bark recipe is to use chopped nuts as a topping. The
mixture of chocolate and nuts are a popular candy combination.
For this example you can sprinkle chopped nuts on the bottom of your
cookie sheet. Then pour melted chocolate on the top. Drizzle with
white or dark chocolate and press in nuts. Let set.
Easy Candy Bark Video
What is your favorite bark recipe combo?
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