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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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.
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.
How to make chocolate bark:
- 12 oz Meltable white chocolate candy melts
- 2 Tbsp Christmas festive sprinkles
- 1/4 cup red and green M&Ms
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!
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 – 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.
4. Place the chocolate in the fridge and allow the chocolate to harden completely before breaking it into smaller pieces.
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.
- 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.
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Some of my kitchen essentials:
- I love using this non-stick bakeware for all of my baking.
- These silicone mitts are perfect for grasping hot pans and baking dishes.
- This Henckel Knife is my favorite for slicing and dicing in the kitchen.
- These parchment paper bags are perfect for packaging and these large Rubbermaid food storage containers are great for storing baking in the freezer.
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!
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