The 12 Treats of Christmas: #5 Chocolate Bark 4 Ways

I’m really seeing a lot of chocolate bark this year – everyone from Starbucks to the corner grocer seems to be selling it for Christmas. It warms my heart a little to see it. For as long as I can remember, I’ve received bark in my stocking. As a little girl, the Laura Secord Almond bark was there, year after year. Maybe Santa will remember this and drop some in this Christmas for old times sake.

Even if he doesn’t, the bark tradition continues around here. I find it to be an easy way to add a little something ‘extra’ to holiday treat plates. I make mine very thin, but you can use more chocolate in a smaller pan to create a thicker bark.

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First is Candy Cane Marble Bark.

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In a microwave save bowl, melt 8 oz roughly chopped semisweet bakers chocolate in microwave at 50% for a min. Stir and continue to heat at 50% for 30 sec more (repeat as necessary) stirring to thoroughly mix and melt the chocolate.

Repeat with 8oz of white chocolate.

Meanwhile, crush candy canes to make about 3/4 c.

When white and dark chocolate are melted, spread in touching stripes on a parchment paper lined baking tray.

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I bang the tray on the counter a few times to try to evenly distribute and thin out the chocolate. Sprinkle candy cane all over.

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Then, drag a butter knife in straight lines across the stripes to ‘pull’ the white chocolate down into the dark.

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Let set in the fridge or on the counter overnight and snap into pieces once the chocolate is well set.

Here are a few variations. The chocolate is melted the same way for each.

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S’mores Bark – with mini-marshmallows and teddy grahams.

For this one, melt 8 oz dark chocolate as above. Stir in 1 Cup mini marshmallows. Completely coating the marshmallows makes this bark WAY better. Then stir in 1/2 Cup teddy grahams and spread onto parchment lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle another 1/4 Teddy Grahams onto the top and let set.

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Ok – next is Oreo Cookie Bark

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This one is extra easy and kids love it.

Melt 8 oz chocolate as described above. Stir in 1 Cup roughly chopped Oreo cookies. Spread onto parchment paper prepared cookie sheet. Let set.

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Lastly, we have White Chocolate Almond Cranberry Bark

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Melt 8 oz white chocolate as directed above. Stir in 1/2 Cup almonds and 1/2 Cup dried cranberries (in the photos I used 1 Cup and I feel that’s too much. Feel free to find your own perfect amount).

Spread onto parchment paper lined pan and let set.

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And that’s it. Chocolate bark 4 ways. You can easily make all 4 in about 45 min if you need some instant gratification. Of course, you can’t really enjoy them till they set, but the fridge is your friend to make quick work of that!

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