You only need a few ingredients to make Christmas Bark Recipe and it is so delicious. The entire recipe is super easy and really fun to make. 

Christmas Bark broken into pieces
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Easy Christmas Bark Recipe:

I love simple recipes like chocolate bark because they take just minutes to prepare.  Plus, Christmas bark recipe is so festive and delicious. There are so many pretty swirls of red and green and it is all topped with delicious candy, pretzels and more.

You probably already have what you need to make this delicious recipe.  It is the best dessert and taste amazing. This recipe for Christmas bark is easy to make with simple ingredients.

We love making bark as a last minute homemade gift idea for neighbors, friends and family. You can easily change the topping to what you have on hand. The best festive treat to make this holiday season.

Christmas Bark stacked

Good Add-ins for Christmas Bark:

There are so many ways to make this delicious chocolate bark. We love making this all year round for many different occasions. It is always a hit and super easy to make. We love hearing the variations you try.

  • Different Nuts – Add in some chopped nuts such as peanuts, slice almonds, chopped pecans, or chopped walnuts.
  • Candy Canes – Top the bark with some crushed candy canes or peppermints. We love making peppermint bark with peppermint extract.
  • Marshmallows – Add mini marshmallows to the top of the Christmas Bark texture and flavor.
  • Candy Pieces – If you have leftover candy bars, chop them up and top the bark. We suggest Andes Mints, Reese’s Cups, or Heath Bars.
Ingredients needed - white chocolate chips, red candy melts, christmas m&m, Christmas sprinkles, green candy melts, pretzel twists

Ingredients for Christmas bark:

  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Red Candy Melts
  • Christmas M&Ms
  • Christmas Sprinkles
  • Green Candy Melts
  • Pretzel Twists 

How to Make Christmas Bark:

  • Step 1 – Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. 
  • Step 2 – Melt the white chocolate chips by placing them in a microwave safe dish. Heat in the microwave using 20 second intervals, stirring between each interval until chips are completely melted.
  • Step 3 – Follow the same process with the red candy melts and green candy melts in separate bowls.
  • Step 4 – Pour the white chocolate onto the rimmed baking sheet and use a spatula to spread the melted chocolate out as evenly as possible.
  • Step 5 – Then drizzle the red and green candy melts on top of the chocolate layer. Rotate between each color that it will swirl together easier.
The process of making Christmas Bark
  • Step 6 – Use a fork to swirl the candy melts into the white chocolate on the baking sheet.
  • Step 7 – Press the pretzel twists down into the melted candy.  
  • Step 8- Sprinkle the Christmas M&Ms and the sprinkles on top of the chocolate.
Christmas Bark on a baking sheet
  • Step 9 Place the bark in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes to hardened.
  • Step 10- Remove the bark from the refrigerator and break into pieces to serve.
  • Step 11 – Enjoy and refrigerator any remaining pieces.

Christmas Bark Candy Variations:

  • Add in Candy – Use your favorite Christmas candy on top. Anything will work that you love! This is a great way to use leftover candy. 
  • Mix in Nuts – Add nuts to the top or in the chocolate.
  • Change the Chocolate – You can use all white chocolate to make white chocolate bark recipe instead of combining the 2 types of chocolate.
  • Use all Milk Chocolate – Chocolate bark recipe is also tasty if you prefer to use all semi sweet chocolate or dark chocolate.
  • Saltine Toffee – We have even made bark with saltine crackers.

Just get creative and use what you have on hand. This recipe is very easy to adapt. 

How Long does Christmas Bark Last:

If stored properly, Christmas Bark last about 2 weeks. This is the perfect holiday treat to make ahead of time.

You only need a few ingredients to make Christmas bark recipe and it is so delicious. The entire recipe is super easy and really fun to make.  Learn how to make this easy candy for easy holiday gifts. Homemade Christmas chocolate bark is an easy DIY gift. If you are looking for the best gift ideas, try Christmas Bark. #dessertonadime #christmasbarkrecipe #Recipes Holiday #RecipesXmas #RecipesWhiteChocolate #CandyEasy #recipes #whitechocolate

Christmas Bark Tips:

  • Allow the bark to come to room temperature before breaking so that the layers do not separate.
  • If the bark is difficult to break with your hands you can use a wooden spoon to gently help.

How to Store:

Store Christmas Bark at room temperature in an air tight container. If placing on a cookie tray, make sure to cover with plastic wrap.

Christmas Bark in a bowl.

How Long will Chocolate Bark Keep?

Chocolate Bark stays fresh for about 2 weeks if stored properly. We like to store at room temperature in an air tight container.

Can you Freeze Chocolate Bark?

If you want to freeze Christmas bark, allow it to harden after making. Then wrap Christmas bark in plastic wrap and place in a air tight freezer container. When you are ready to serve, thaw in the refrigerator.

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Christmas bark

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You only need a few ingredients to make Christmas bark recipe and it is so delicious. The entire recipe is super easy and really fun to make. 
Prep Time 20 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 265

Ingredients

  • 12 oz white chocolate chips
  • 6 oz red candy melts
  • 6 oz green candy melts
  • 1/2 cup Christmas m&ms
  • 1/2 cup Christmas Sprinkles
  • 1/2 cup Pretzel Twists

Instructions

  • Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  • Melt the white chocolate chips by placing them in a microwave safe dish. Heat in the microwave using 20 second intervals, stirring between each interval until chips are completely melted.
  • Follow the same process with the red and green candy melts in separate bowls.
  • Pour the white chocolate onto the baking sheet and use a spatula to spread the chocolate out as evenly as possible.
  • Then drizzle the red and green candy melts on top of the chocolate layer. Rotate between each color that it will swirl together easier.
  • Use a fork to swirl the candy melts into the white chocolate on the baking sheet.
  • Press the pretzel twists down into the melted candy.
  • Sprinkle the m&ms and the sprinkles on top of the chocolate.
  • Place the bark in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes to hardened.
  • Remove the bark from the refrigerator and break into pieces to serve.
  • Enjoy and refrigerator any remaining pieces.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 265kcal, Carbohydrates 32g, Protein 2g, Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 10g, Cholesterol 7mg, Sodium 67mg, Potassium 81mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 30g, Vitamin A 28IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 66mg, Iron 1mg

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