Chocolate Bark Recipes

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 hardens.
making bark
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 size pieces
 bark candy

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.
peppermint bark

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 set.
candy corn halloween bark
Add seasonal candy eyes and other fun candies for this chocolate bark.
bark candy

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.
frankenstein bark

Printable Chocolate Trivia Worksheet

Nut Bark

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.
chocolate nut bark

Valentine Bark

Add chopped oreos, heart candies and/or sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet.

Cereal Bark

Add dry cereal mixes to your bark and let set. See more fun cereal recipes.
cereal bark lucky charms bark

Easy Candy Bark Video

What is your favorite bark recipe combo?

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