Thursday, December 29, 2011

Holiday Chocolate Bark

Chocolate Bark is one of the most simple and fun Holiday treats to make. It’s perfect for gift-giving and the personal customization is endless. All you really need is chocolate and yummy toppings. So the question is… what kind of toppings will you choose?

Crushed peppermint candy or dried fruit and nuts? Crystallized ginger or rock candy sprinkles? Gluten-free pretzels, more chocolate chips and a dash of sea salt? Whatever you pick, you can’t go wrong. :)

Holiday Chocolate Bark
by Laura Friendly
Start to Finish: 1 hour (including refrigeration time)
  • gluten & dairy-free semi sweet dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • toppings of your choice
  • sea salt, optional

Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. note: you can coat the baking sheet with cooking spray to help make the parchment paper stick

In a large, microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate in the microwave stirring every 30 seconds, until all of the chocolate is melted. This should take about 2 minutes. Add in vanilla and stir to combine. Pour melted chocolate onto the baking sheet and spread in an even layer.

Immediately sprinkle the chocolate with toppings and sea salt. Refrigerate until firm, about 40 minutes. Break into pieces and refrigerate, until you are ready to enjoy!


  1. That looks like a very delicious chocolate bark. My kids would love it because it's very colorful. However, I usually don't give them too much sweets because my dentists in Bartlett says it's not good for their teeth.

    1. Hi Erica. The great thing about this recipe is that it's so easy! Who doesn't love an easy dessert. But you are right, you may want to give it in limited quantities to your kids. I'll leave that decision to you. ;)