Chocolate candy is a must over the holidays. Festive sweets make a special treat to have around the house, serve as part of a holiday dessert spread, or give as a gift. Store bought is great—we love supporting local chocolate shops—but it can get expensive, and who needs that when homemade takes 5 minutes to prep? These 7 delectable holiday chocolate bark recipes are a cinch to make, totally affordable, and look absolutely gorgeous. Now if only gift wrapping were this easy.
If you’ve never made bark before, you’re in for a treat. This basic chocolate bark recipe from Martha Stewart is a good place to start and shows just how easy it is to make this fun holiday candy. Start here, then let your imagination go wild.
A lot of the bark recipes here are great all year, but we’ve got to start with some holiday cheer and this Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bark at My Baking Addiction is a quintessential holiday treat. It’s true that the sugar cookie part adds a step, but it’s nothing that sugar cookie mix can’t keep snappy.
If you’d rather skip the sugar cookie or you’re craving darker chocolate, this Chocolate Peppermint Bark at Cravings of a Lunatic is the recipe for you. All you need is semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate, and crushed peppermint candy. It doesn’t get easier!
What’s better than chocolate? Chocolate and coffee. This Coffee Roasted Almond and Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Bark from Half Baked Harvest is pretty much insane, in the good way. Well, maybe not for my waistline, but calories are so January.
I love the addition of crispy, salty crackers in this recipe for White Chocolate Saltine Bark with Candied Pistachios and Cranberries (above & top) from Veggie and the Beast. With such a genius combination of sweet and salty, earthy and tart, I don’t see how you can go wrong with this sweet.
If you’re looking for something a little different, take a look at this Earl Grey and Almond White Chocolate Bark at Port and Fin. I love the sound of earl grey tea and white chocolate—so sophisticated!
Unlike the rest of these bark recipes which call for little more than melting, spreading, and sprinkling, this Whiskey Marshmallow and Caramel Bacon Bark from Bakers Royale requires a bit more work. But then you have Whiskey Marshmallow and Caramel Bacon Bark. This is a no-brainer if you ask me.
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