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.


Holiday chocolate bark recipes: Basic Bark tutorial | Martha StewartIf 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.


Holiday chocolate bark recipes: Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bark | My Baking Addiction

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.


Holiday chocolate bark recipe: Chocolate Peppermint Bark | Cravings of a Lunatic

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!


Coffee Roasted Almond Coconut Chocolate Bark recipe | Half Baked Harvest

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.


Holiday chocolate bark recipes: White Chocolate Saltine Bark with Pistachios & Cranberries | Veggie and the Beast

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.


Holiday chocolate bark recipes: Earl Grey Almond White Chocolate Bark | Port and Fin

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!


Holiday chocolate bark recipes: Whiskey Marshmallow Caramel Bacon Bark | Bakers Royale

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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