This Christmas Chocolate Bark recipe is an easy to make (no tempering chocolate), fun, and no bake chocolate bark loaded with mini gingerbread man cookies, baking gums, and sprinkles! The flavors of the gingerbread, chocolate and candies pair perfectly together and make a great dessert, snack or perfect edible holiday gift.
This Chocolate Christmas Bark recipe is popular during the holiday season. It was inspired by my Melted Witch Halloween Bark Recipe and is a nice changeup from Christmas cookies.
This recipe is also so much fun to make with kids!
You will need the following ingredients for this Gingerbread Christmas Chocolate Bark:
- ½ lb white chocolate 8oz *baker's chocolate or other high-quality chocolate bars are the best chocolate to use
- 1.5 lbs semi-sweet chocolate melting chocolate/baker's chocolate (24 oz)
- ⅓ cup Christmas green and red sprinkles (nonpareils and jimmies)
- ⅓ cup baking gums- these are gumdrops made specifically for baking and a similar texture to jujubes
- 24 mini gingerbread man cookies
Prep: Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.
Chop chocolate into smaller pieces. This will help it to melt more easily.
Melt semi-sweet chocolate at 50% (½ power) in microwave-safe bowl for about 3-4 minutes, checking at 1 minute intervals an stirring between, until melted.. **Do NOT get any water near you chocolate or it will seize!
Melt white chocolate in microwave the same as above.
*I recommend putting both the bowl and baking sheet on a trivet, as the chocolate is hot!
Pour melted chocolate onto prepare pan (lined with parchment paper).
*Alternatively you can melt chocolate in a double boiler on the stovetop
Drop white chocolate by the spoonful onto melted semi-sweet chocolate.
Then swirl with butter knife or an offset spatula to get desired marbled effect. This is the easiest way to do this.
*Bang bottom of cookie sheet down on counter a couple of times to remove lumps and air bubbles.
Add mini gingerbread man cookies.
Then add sprinkles, baking gums and sparkling sugar.
Set aside and allow to harden for 1-2 hours at room temperature.
Then lift out of baking pan and place on flat surface
Break into large pieces and enjoy! You can just use your hands to break it into pieces or you can cut it with a sharp knife (see FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)
Hint: When you are melting chocolate in the microwave, less is more! Take the chocolate out at regular intervals and stir. The heat from the melted chocolate helps to melt the remaining unmelted pieces. You do NOT want to heat your chocolate any more than you have to or you risk it seizing.
📖Variations & Substitutions
- Baking gums- you could use another type of gumdrop or candy
- Semi-sweet Chocolate - you can use a mixture of dark chocolate or milk chocolate with white chocolate instead of semi-sweet.
- White chocolate - you can use white chocolate candy melts (but I do NOT recommend using white chocolate chips)
- Salt - swap out the sparkling sugar for sea salt for a delicious sweet savory combo!
- Add-ins -you could swap out the sprinkles for crushed candy canes or add your choice of toppings
You will need a microwave, microwave-safe bowls, and silicone or rubber spatula and a 9x13 sheet pan to make this festive bark. *See recipe card links and photos of recommended products
Homemade chocolate bark will last in an airtight container for about 2-3 weeks. Because this chocolate is not tempered, I recommend storing it in the fridge or freezer to avoid melting.
However, I pop this easy chocolate bark recipe right into a freezer safe Ziploc bag or container after it's done. This way it will last longer. It will last up to 4 months in the freezer if properly stored.
👪 Serving Size
This Christmas Bark recipe makes 24 servings. However, you can half, double or triple the recipe by clicking on the blue serving number and selecting the number of servings you'd like. The ingredient quantities will automatically adjust.
💭Top tip - Save $$$
It is much more economical to buy your melting chocolate in bulk. I bought everything for this recipe at Bulk Barn!
❔ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I do NOT recommend using white chocolate chips in this recipe, as they do not melt as well because they have stabilizers in them.
Run a sharp knife under hot water for 15 seconds, then dry it off with a clean tea towel. This will warm the blade slightly, preventing the chocolate from cracking as you cut through it.
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If you're looking for unique holiday desserts, this Christmas Chocolate Bark is a fun, festive and easy Christmas bark. It also makes a perfect holiday treat and the perfect gift for the holidays!
📋Christmas Chocolate Bark Recipe
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Chop chocolate into smaller pieces (¼ inch approximately)
- Melt semi-sweet chocolate at 50% (½ power) in microwave safe bowl for about 3-4 minutes, checking at 1 minute intervals and stirring between, until melted. Pour onto prepare pan (lined with parchment paper). *Alternatively you can melt chocolate in a double boiler on the stovetop.**Do NOT get any water near your chocolate or it will seize!
- Melt white chocolate in microwave the same as above.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto melted semi-sweet chocolate.
- Then swirl with butter knife to get desired effect.
- Bang bottom of cookie sheet down on counter a couple of times to remove lumps and air bubbles.
- Add mini gingerbread man cookies.
- Then add sprinkles and baking gums.
- Set aside and allow to harden for 1-2 hours at room temperature.
- Break apart and serve.