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The Best Chocolate Reindeer Bark Recipe

The Best Chocolate Reindeer Bark

The best chocolate Reindeer Bark Recipe – delicious milk chocolate loaded with candy for a sweet & salty treat kids love to help make for the holidays!

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The Best Reindeer Bark Recipe

This reindeer bark is super fun to make and is the perfect holiday treat to make with the kids! It’s great for Christmas parties and events too.

The Best Reindeer Bark Recipe

Chocolate bark is primarily made of chocolate chips or chocolate wafers that are topped with a mixture of candy, nuts or sprinkles. It’s most commonly made by melting the chocolate in the microwave and lasts up to three months in the pantry.

It is called “bark” because once broken into pieces, it often has a craggy surface that resembles tree bark.

How to make reindeer chocolate bark:

The Best Reindeer Bark Ingredients

Ingredients:

The Best Reindeer Bark Ingredients

Directions:

1.  Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt in 15 to 30 second intervals, checking and stirring each time so that the chocolate doesn’t burn.

Reindeer Bark Process

2.  Spread the melted chocolate out onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. The chocolate slab should be about 1/4″ thick.

Reindeer Bark Process

3.  Add candy to the melted chocolate before it cools. Press two pretzel pieces, two candy eyes and one red nose near each other to make reindeer faces. Be sure to press the candy firmly to the chocolate so that it really “sticks”.

The Best Reindeer Bark Process

4. Sprinkle the entire slab of chocolate with clear sprinkles.

5.  Place the chocolate in the fridge and allow the chocolate to harden completely before breaking into “bark” sized pieces.

The Best Reindeer Bark Process

Tips for making chocolate bark:

  • Use candy melts for best results, the wafer chocolate melts the best. Add one teaspoon of coconut oil to other chocolate to help it melt and pour better.
  • Pour chocolate onto a parchment lined baking sheet for easy moving and transporting before the chocolate has hardened.
  • Place the chocolate in the fridge or freezer to completely cool before breaking into small pieces.
The Best Reindeer Bark Recipe
  • Be sure to use a sharp knife or dry hands when breaking the bark otherwise the colour from the candy tends to rub off if there is any moisture present. 
  • Store the chocolate bark in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three months. It can also be stored in the fridge to prevent the bark from melting.
The Best Reindeer Bark Recipe

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The Best Reindeer Bark

Seriously, how adorable is this reindeer chocolate bark?! It makes the perfect treat at holiday gatherings and a fun neighbour gift all wrapped in cellophane and bakers twine.

The Best Reindeer Bark

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The Best Reindeer Bark Recipe

The Best Reindeer Bark Recipe

The best Reindeer Bark Recipe – delicious milk chocolate loaded with candy for a sweet & salty treat kids love to help make for the holidays!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Heather Painchaud
Servings: 8 servings
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Ingredients

  • 12 oz Meltable chocolate candy melts
  • 1/2 cup pretzels broken into antler shapes
  • 1/4 cup clear sprinkles
  • 2 Tbsp candy eyes
  • 1 Tbsp red candy balls

Instructions

  • 1.  Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe container. Melt in intervals of 15 to 30 seconds, checking and stirring each time so that the chocolate doesn’t burn.
  • 2.  Spread the melted chocolate out onto a sheet of parchment paper. The chocolate slab should be about 1/4″ thick.
  • 3.  Add candy to the melted chocolate before it cools. Press two pretzel pieces, two candy eyes and one red nose near each other to make reindeer faces. Be sure to press the candy firmly to the chocolate so that it really "sticks".
  • 4. Sprinkle the entire slab of chocolate with clear sprinkles.
  • 5.  Place the chocolate in the fridge and allow the chocolate to harden completely before breaking into “bark” sized pieces.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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