This Festive Christmas Bark is a colorful and delicious treat you can make for yourself or as a gift. It is loaded with goodies like chocolate, marshmallows, candy cane and sprinkles. You can customize it with your favourite sweets and make it as simple or as fancy as you like. It is also very easy to make and does not require any baking.
Create a vibrant and festive Christmas bark brimming with treats such as marshmallows, candies, candy canes, sprinkles, and chocolate chips. This delightful holiday confection is delicious and makes for a wonderful gift.
If you’re a fan of this recipe, you’ll absolutely adore my Christmas bark with nuts, which adds a crunchy twist to the classic treat. Enjoy the merriment of the season with these sweet delights!
What I Love About this Recipe
- The tart’s vibrant and colorful appearance makes it a feast for the eyes, perfect for brightening up any dessert table.
- Involving kids in the topping process can be a delightful family activity, allowing them to express their creativity and have fun with the decoration.
- This chocolate bark also serves as a charming and thoughtful homemade gift idea, sure to bring joy to friends and loved ones.
- It is quick and easy to prepare and is an ideal choice for those looking for a hassle-free yet delectable treat.
- White Chocolate: Choose premium white chocolate for its rich, creamy taste and smooth texture.
- Red Chocolate: Create your own red chocolate by using molds and adding red food coloring, or opt for pre-colored red chocolate chips for convenience.
- Green Chocolate: Similarly, green chocolate can be homemade with molds and green food coloring, or you can purchase green chocolate chips.
- Food Coloring: Utilize food coloring to add vibrant hues to your chocolate, perfect for a festive look.
- Marshmallows: Opt for white mini marshmallows to add a soft, sweet contrast to the bark.
- Candy Cane: Incorporate mini candy canes or pieces of broken candy canes for a minty crunch.
- Candy: Choose a mix of red, green, and yellow candies to sprinkle throughout the bark for a colorful and tasty variety.
- Christmas Sprinkles: Embellish your bark with Christmas-themed sprinkles to give it an extra dash of holiday spirit.
How to Make Festive Christmas Bark
- Begin by preheating your oven to 180°C (160°C fan) and prepare a baking tray with parchment paper. Spread the chocolate evenly on the tray and bake for 10 minutes. After baking, use a spatula to stir the chocolate until it achieves a smooth and glossy texture.
For stovetop melting, start by simmering water in a saucepan over low heat. Place a heatproof bowl atop the saucepan, ensuring it doesn’t touch the water. Add the chocolate to the bowl and gently stir with a spatula until it melts completely and becomes smooth. This method provides a gentle heat that’s ideal for melting chocolate without burning it.
2. Sprinkle the sprinkles, candy canes, candy, white chocolate chips and marshmallows over the chocolate and press them lightly into the chocolate.
3. Leave the bark to cool or refrigerate the chocolate bark until set for about an hour.
4. Serve chocolate bark as a treat or gift this Christmas.
Tips and Tricks
- Chocolate: For the best results in your chocolate bark, opt for high-quality chocolate, ensuring a superior flavor and texture.
- Melting: When melting the chocolate, avoid using the microwave as this method won’t temper the chocolate. Tempering involves heating and cooling chocolate to specific temperatures, resulting in a glossy finish and a satisfying snap. For proper tempering, utilize either the oven or stovetop methods.
- Customize: Feel free to customize your bark with a variety of toppings based on your personal taste. Whether you prefer less or more, you can incorporate cookies, dried fruits, or candies to add diverse flavors and textures to your creation. Enjoy crafting a tart that’s uniquely yours!
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Festive Christmas Bark
- baking tray
- Parchment paper
- White chocolate
- Green chocolate
- Red chocolate
- Candy cane
- Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan), line a tray with parchment, spread chocolate, and bake for 10 minutes. Stir until smooth. Alternatively, melt chocolate over a water bath on the stove until glossy.
- Decorate with sprinkles, candy canes, white chocolate chips, and marshmallows, pressing them into the chocolate.
- Cool or refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
- Serve as a festive treat or gift.