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There are infinite combinations when it comes to making holiday chocolate bark. If you’ve never made it before, it is the perfect giftable chocolate treat. We share it with neighbors and teachers (and keep a big batch for ourselves.)
Holiday chocolate bark always looks super fancy, but truth be told it is almost stupid easy to make. It is essentially melted chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, or other toppings of your choice. You really can’t screw it up, so if baking scares you, holiday chocolate bark may be for you.
Quality of chocolate is definitely key here. I prefer the Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips for my allergy sensitive friends; ghiradelli is good too. My family prefers dark, bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips rather than milk chocolate. Dried fruit adds a whole other lay of sweetness, that can get pretty intense.
Below is a round up of my favorite combos and a recipe to get you started. Get creative with your combos!
Holiday Chocolate Bark Combos
Dark chocolate + 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots + flake sea salt
Dark chocolate + 1/2 cup almonds + flake sea salt
Dark chocolate + 1/2 cup warmed peanut butter + 1/2 cup gluten free pretzel pieces
Bittersweet chocolate + 1/2 cup dried cranberries + zest from 2 oranges
Bittersweet chocolate + 3/4 cup gluten-free pretzel pieces
Semisweet chocolate + 1/2 cup cacao nibs + 1/2 cup flake coconut
White chocolate + 1/2 cup dried cranberries + 1/2 cup pistachio pieces
White chocolate + 1/2 cup peppermint candies (broken up)
White chocolate + 1 cup freeze dried raspberries (crumbled)
How to Make 5 Minute Holiday Chocolate Bark
Preheat the oven to broil. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Spread 12oz chocolate chips in a single layer on the baking sheet. Add to hot oven for 2-3 minutes, until the chocolate starts to glisten and melt. White chocolate chips will melt faster than dark chocolate.
Remove chocolate from oven. Sprinkle toppings evenly over the warm chocolate.
Using a rubber spatula, lightly spread the chocolate and toppings into an even layer.
Allow to harden and cool in freezer for 30 minutes.
Remove from freezer and crack bark into several pieces.
Store in airtight container in fridge for up to 2 weeks