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White Chocolate Christmas Bark Recipe

white chocolate Christmas bark recipe

White Chocolate Christmas Bark – delicious white chocolate loaded with candy for a sweet treat kids love to help make for the holidays!

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This Christmas bark is super easy recipe to make and perfectly festive for the holidays! We love to serve it at our Elf Parties and it makes a great addition to our Holiday Baking Exchanges.

white chocolate Christmas 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.

white chocolate Christmas bark recipe

This bark recipe can easily be personalized with a wide variety of festive ingredients! Try adding: chocolate chips, crush peppermints, mini candy canes or other red & green candy.

white chocolate Christmas bark ingredients

How to make chocolate bark:

Simple ingredients:

Tip: I used candy melts but white chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate or dark chocolate would work too. Add peppermint extract, cocoa butter or peppermint candies for variation if you would like. The sky is the limit!

white chocolate Christmas bark process


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.

white chocolate Christmas bark process

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

white chocolate Christmas bark process

3.  Add candy to the melted chocolate before it cools – I like to have it ready in small bowls. Press the M&Ms into the chocolate so that they really “stick”. Spread the Christmas sprinkles overtop.

white chocolate Christmas bark process

4.  Place the chocolate in the fridge and allow the chocolate to harden completely before breaking it into smaller pieces.

white chocolate Christmas bark recipe

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 pieces.
white chocolate Christmas 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 a large freezer bag or airtight container for up to three months at room temperature. It can also be stored in the fridge to prevent the bark from melting.
white chocolate Christmas bark recipe

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white chocolate Christmas bark recipe

This Christmas bark would make a lovely random act of kindness or neighbour gift. Simply wrap in wax paper, tuck into a gift bag and tie with bakers twine!

white chocolate Christmas bark recipe

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Hello, I’m Heather!

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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