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Christmas Chocolate Bark [Week 10 of 12 Weeks of Cookies]

Christmas Chocolate BarkI know that I am posting my cookie recipe a day early, but I hope that you will forgive me. I made this Christmas inspired chocolate bark the other day and it was ridiculously easy. Really, isn’t it pretty and incredibly festive looking? Can you melt chocolate? Can you smash a few candy canes? Sprinkle some M&Ms and Rice Krispies? You can? Then you are in business.

I used a semi-sweet chocolate for the bottom layer and then a white chocolate for the top. I wanted it to look like Christmas, so I used red and green, but use whatever you want. Almonds and dried fruit would be wonderful too. I like the addition of the Rice Krispies because I really like the crunch that it adds. I like texture.

Package these up and another cute and effortless gift is on its way to someone that is going to be very happy to receive it.

If you are wondering why the semi-sweet chips are in a Mason jar, it is because a friend of ours gave me a 20 pound box of chocolate. Yes, you read that correctly. 20 pounds. More chocolate recipes to come.

Christmas Chocolate Bark Recipe

1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 package white chocolate chips
2 cups Rice Krispies
candy canes
red and green M&Ms

Christmas Chocolate Bark RecipeSmash some candy canes. I put mine in a Ziploc bag and smashed them with a rolling pin. Super good for relieving any stress that you may have.

Christmas Chocolate Bark RecipeMelt the chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water. You could also use the microwave, but I did it the old-fashioned way today.

Christmas Chocolate Bark RecipeMelt the chocolate completely and spread it out on a parchment lined baking sheet. You want it to be pretty thin. You are going to be adding some more layers so you may want to spread it as thinly as possible. It is easier to break apart later when it is thinner.

Christmas Chocolate Bark RecipeSprinkle the top with Rice Krispies. Put the bark in the fridge to set up.

Christmas Chocolate Bark RecipeMeanwhile, melt the white chocolate. I used a double boiler again. I think that this is the easiest way to work with white chocolate. White chocolate can be a bit temperamental.

Christmas Chocolate Bark RecipePour the white chocolate over the chilled semi-sweet chocolate layer.

Christmas Chocolate Bark RecipeSpread the white chocolate out.

Christmas Chocolate Bark RecipeSprinkle M&Ms and crushed candy canes on top. Put it back in the fridge until it sets up and hardens. About 30 to 45 minutes.

Christmas Chocolate Bark RecipeDid you know that Buzz Lightyear lives at my house? What was I doing while my chocolate bark was setting up? Playing cars with this little dude.

Christmas Chocolate Bark RecipeBreak apart the chocolate bark. You can either do this by hand, or you can use a sharp knife and cut it into squares.

Christmas Chocolate Bark RecipeLooks pretty festive, no?

Christmas Chocolate Bark RecipeHow would you like this little box of Christmas Chocolate Bark as a party favor? I would. I used a small (maybe 3×4 inch?) box with a clear window that I got at my bakery supply store. I cut a piece of embossed scrapbook paper and wrapped it around and taped the bottom. Then I took a long piece of green bakers twine and wrapped it around a few times and tied it. Simple, clean, and festive looking. This might be one of my favorite packages that I have ever done.

Christmas Chocolate Bark Recipe
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Christmas Chocolate Bark [Week 10 of 12 Weeks of Cookies]


Ingredients

  • 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package white chocolate chips
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies
  • candy canes
  • red and green M&Ms

Instructions

  1. Smash some candy canes. I put mine in a Ziploc bag and smashed them with a rolling pin. Super good for relieving any stress that you may have.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water. You could also use the microwave, but I did it the old-fashioned way today.
  3. Melt the chocolate completely and spread it out on a parchment lined baking sheet. You want it to be pretty thin. You are going to be adding some more layers so you may want to spread it as thinly as possible. It is easier to break apart later when it is thinner.
  4. Sprinkle the top with Rice Krispies. Put the bark in the fridge to set up.
  5. Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate. I used a double boiler again. I think that this is the easiest way to work with white chocolate. White chocolate can be a bit temperamental.
  6. Pour the white chocolate over the chilled semi-sweet chocolate layer.
  7. Spread the white chocolate out.
  8. Sprinkle M&Ms and crushed candy canes on top. Put it back in the fridge until it sets up and hardens. About 30 to 45 minutes.

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  1. Amanda

    December 2nd, 2010 at 5:14 am

    SO cute! And I bet it tastes amazing. I better make some just to be sure. πŸ™‚

  2. The Blue-Eyed Bakers

    December 2nd, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Ooooh yes please! Bet those rice krispies are just the perfect little crunch in there!

  3. Vanessa @ Strickly Speaking

    December 2nd, 2010 at 6:59 am

    OH my goodness I LOVE LOVE LOVE these! I’d been looking for a cute, pretty, DELICIOUS bark to make and THIS one fits the bill perfectly.
    πŸ˜€
    And that packaging!?? ADORBS.

  4. Melanie

    December 2nd, 2010 at 11:27 am

    That is seriously the most festive looking treat I’ve seen so far this year. And I love the unique layer of rice krispies – I’ve never seen that component in chocolate bark but I’m definitely loving it. (My boys are thinking you are so famous because Buzz Lightyear lives at YOUR house, by the way…they loved that picture as they were looking over my shoulder.)

  5. bakedbree

    December 3rd, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    lol.. Buzz does live here. Clay seems to think so anyway.

  6. Nicole

    December 2nd, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Pretty and festive! I like the Rice Krispie idea, too.

  7. bakedbree

    December 3rd, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Thanks Nicole!

  8. Tracy

    December 2nd, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Adorable!! I love the ease of this recipe and the packaging looks great. πŸ™‚

  9. bakedbree

    December 3rd, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    thanks Tracy! I love a cute package.

  10. Trisha

    December 2nd, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Oh wow … looks wonderful and I love how easy it is to put together!!!

  11. bakedbree

    December 3rd, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    So easy. Thanks Trisha.

  12. megan

    December 2nd, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Perfect for Christmas gifts, I would love to receive a box! I like that you added the cereal for crunch. And you always package everything so dang cute! πŸ™‚

  13. bakedbree

    December 3rd, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    thanks Megan!

  14. Lisa

    December 3rd, 2010 at 2:36 am

    What a goodie packed chocolate bark. I love your combo of flavors and textures – crispy , chocolatey, minty. I think you’ve hit on possibly the best chocolate bark I’ve ever seen.

  15. bakedbree

    December 3rd, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Wow! Thanks Lisa.

  16. Pam

    December 3rd, 2010 at 9:45 am

    So festive – I love the mix of candy canes and m&m’s – and the box makes it even more special!

  17. bakedbree

    December 3rd, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    thank you Pam!

  18. Sue

    December 3rd, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I love your bark! Yes, it is festive, and yes, I would love to get the little party favor package! Beautiful photos, Bree!!! (Your little “Buzz is cute too:))

  19. bakedbree

    December 3rd, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Thank you Sue!

  20. couponboa

    December 3rd, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I’ll definitely recommend this entry in my list of inexpensive gift ideas. Awesome.

  21. bakedbree

    December 3rd, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Great! Thanks for including me.

  22. Erin @ Making Memories

    December 3rd, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Oh these look so festive. And I LOVE that there are rice crispies in them! YUM!

  23. bakedbree

    December 3rd, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    I like the crunch of the Rice Krispies. Thanks Erin!

  24. Katrina

    December 3rd, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Yum. I love the Rice Krispies most of all in these, a fun, little crunchy surprise!

  25. Katy @ Alphabet Soup

    December 3rd, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Love it! I make something similar, but not nearly as festive looking. The packaging is great too! And that is awesome that Buzz Lightyear lives at your house…my 2 yr old would love to come visit! πŸ™‚

  26. Lisa

    December 4th, 2010 at 12:36 am

    I’m holding a giveaway on my blog for Orglamix Organic makeup and you’re welcome to come by and enter. https://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/12/orglamix-organic-mineral-makeup-review.html

  27. bakedbree

    December 4th, 2010 at 11:19 am

    will do. Thanks Lisa.

  28. Brenda

    December 4th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Your bark looks gorgeous – so festive! I make bark every year too but I have to say I like yours better, lol. I love how you packaged it up too – great idea!

  29. bakedbree

    December 6th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Well, thank you very much!

  30. erica @ fashionmeetsfood

    December 5th, 2010 at 9:06 am

    These look so good and are so pretty as well. Love your blog. I am your newest follower.

    xo

  31. bakedbree

    December 6th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Welcome Erica! I am glad that you found me.

  32. maria@close to home

    December 5th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    found you on making memories website. Looks great.
    I have never thought to put rice krispies in my bark
    newest follower, please come visit

  33. bakedbree

    December 6th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    thanks Maria!

  34. Lee Ann

    December 6th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    This is adorable for a holiday gift! I’ll be adding this to my Christmas baskets! My little one (almost 2 yrs) loves Buzz too!

  35. bakedbree

    December 6th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Who doesn’t love Buzz? Thanks Lee Ann!

  36. Jessica

    December 10th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I adore these!! I was in need of a quick and easy idea for a baking date with a friend and when I found this I fell in love <3 (and it taste's amazing!!) I myself used Belgian chocolate and it turned out great!! Thanks for such a great recipe!!

  37. bakedbree

    December 12th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Great! Yum. Belgian chocolate.

  38. Jodi

    December 14th, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Just wondering, how much is a packet of chocolate in weight? I am making these in Australia, so we don’t have the same brands. Thanks

  39. bakedbree

    December 14th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    It doesn’t really matter, this is a base recipe, it does not have to be perfect. But a bag is about 11 ounces.

  40. dancing

    December 15th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    How many squares does it make? Looks cute (:

  41. bakedbree

    December 18th, 2011 at 10:26 am

    It depends on how you break it up.

  42. Stephanie P

    December 15th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    I just made this tonight–and may I say it looks SO pretty!!!!? I hope it tastes as good as it looks. It is in the fridge right now. Just chillin!!! Thanks !!

  43. bakedbree

    December 18th, 2011 at 10:25 am

    It is really pretty, isn’t it?

  44. Jenn

    November 26th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    This looks amazing! Needing a recipe for a cookie exchange. Just curious…do you use the same amount of white and semi sweet chocolate? Looks like there’s more on the bottom.

  45. bakedbree

    November 27th, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    I probably either used what I had or didn’t spread it very well. It doesn’t really matter though, it is more method than anything.

  46. Kelsey

    December 8th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Do you think you could use pretzels instead of the rice crispies treats??

  47. bakedbree

    December 8th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I think that you could, you can use anything that you like.

  48. Marcy

    December 15th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    How far ahead of Christmas can I make this. Will the rice Krispys stay crunchy?

  49. bakedbree

    December 15th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    A few days, and they should be fine.

  50. Kathy

    December 19th, 2013 at 12:20 am

    I made these and they are adorable, but I needed more white chocolate than listed here. Maybe I spread the chocolate out too far, but I needed a little extra thicker layer of white chocolate to deal with the rice krispies and really get everything covered up. Really amazing looking though – just like the picture, and my son loved hitting the candy canes with the rolling pin!

  51. bakedbree

    December 20th, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Thanks Kathy!

  52. Heather

    November 27th, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Hi thanks will try this soon from heather in nz

  53. Heulwen

    December 17th, 2015 at 4:05 am

    These look fab! I will be making some this morning and giving them out for Christmas. Will they last a week do you think?

  54. bakedbree

    December 17th, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Yes, in an airtight container.

  55. Camille Jurado

    December 20th, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Going to try this looks amazing! I have a list of 23 friends to make and deliver this to. But my question is how much stuff do I need to buy. In other words does one recipe yield enough for like 2 families or 5? I know it depends on how much I give to each family but trying to get a ballpark? Thank you!

  56. bakedbree

    December 22nd, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    It really depends on how much you want to give them. I would say, 3-4?

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