Christmas Chocolate Bark

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

Christmas Chocolate Bark

Yield: serves 6 to 8

Christmas Bark is really good, but adding a layer of Rice Krispies takes it to a new place. Add anything you like to make this bark your own.

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.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g

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56 Comments

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

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  • 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.
    😀
    And that packaging!?? ADORBS.

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  • 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.)

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  • 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! 🙂

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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:))

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

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

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

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  • 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! 🙂

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  • 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!

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

    xo

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

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  • 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!

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  • 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!!

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  • 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

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

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  • 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 !!

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  • 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.

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    • 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.

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  • 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!

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

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  • 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!

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