Each year, I make tasty treats for people, instead of buying presents. It’s a great way to offer something truly unique and customized, rather than more stuff that’s going to gather dust, or gift cards that will probably go unused. In past years, I’ve made all kinds of things: hot chocolate truffles, toffee candy, and even Tic Tac Toe games made from “Grinch pills” and “snowman poop” mints.
This year, I decided to do white chocolate bark with a seasonal twist. I used the bark to create two designs: “Melted Snowmen” and “Christmas Lights.”
Here’s my recipe…. I need to explore more flavor options next time for the chocolate base.
What You’ll Need
- 32 ounces of high quality white chocolate (or almond bark), chopped up finely.
- (Red) Mini M&Ms
- Almond M&Ms (due to their shape, they work best for the Christmas Lights design. You can substitute another type for people with peanut allergies.)
- Rollo candies
- Pretzel sticks
- Orange sprinkles
- Black round sprinkles / White chocolate chips (Or Wilton’s Candy Eyes)
- Green icing, the kind in a squeezable tube. (You can also DIY it with a ziplock with the corner snipped off, but you can find it in tubes at the grocery store.)
Making the Chocolate Bark
- Gently melt the white chocolate in a saucepan on low, stirring frequently. If you want to make it peppermint flavored, add a few drops of peppermint extract after it’s melted.
- Line two large rectangular pans with parchment paper, and spread the molten chocolate out into a thin layer. The shape doesn’t really matter, so it doesn’t have to be perfectly square or perfectly round.
- Let the chocolate set in the fridge partially, but not completely. This should take around 15 minutes. It should still be a little bit soft, so that you can press the decorations into it gently.
- One of the sheets of white chocolate will become the snowmen. To make them, press the snowman’s features into the chocolate: a Rollo for a hat, pretzels for arms, red mini M&M’s for buttons, a long orange sprinkle for the carrot nose, and white chocolate chip eyes with a black sprinkle pupil.
- Put the snowmen sheet in the fridge to set completely.
- The other sheet of white chocolate will become the Christmas Lights design. Use the green frosting to squeeze out winding, twisting vine-like lines, like the cords of Christmas lights. At various places on the “cord,” place various colors of almond M&Ms as the bulbs.
- Put it in the fridge to set completely.
- After the chocolate sets and hardens, cut it into pieces. Each snowman is an individual piece, although the shape doesn’t matter. You could cut them into snowman shapes if you’re feeling fancy, but I made various triangles and trapezoids with them. Cut up the Christmas lights however you’d like. You can cut these into roughly equal squares or rectangles.
That’s all there is to it! This white chocolate bark is deceptively simple to make, but it’s a huge hit at parties, and makes a great Christmas gift.
Source Recipe: MELTED SNOWMAN CHOCOLATE BARK. Such an easy & fun treat to make with the kiddos this holiday season (SAVING!) See FULL INSTRUCTIONS here – princesspinkygirl.com
Source Recipe: CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CHOCOLATE BARK – bellyfull.net/2016/11/10/easy-no-bake-holiday-chocolate-bark