White Chocolate Bark (or any bark for that matter) is pretty much the easiest candy treat you can possibly make. Two to three ingredients. Five minutes to put together. About 20-30 minutes to chill. Seriously. It’s hard to even call this a recipe. In fact, there are really no measurements.
The variations are only limited by your imagination. We’ve shown two here and added a few other ideas below. Start with some good chocolate (we buy Belgian chocolate wafers in the Bulk Barn). Chocolate chips will work too. Then add your favourite flavours and textures. The new trend is to finish the bark with a sprinkling of sea salt (which we love!).
White Chocolate Bark Recipe
Line a large baking pan with parchment paper. Melt a pound (16 ounces) of good white chocolate in the microwave on medium (50%) power for 2 minutes. Stir and microwave for a few more seconds if needed for a smooth spreadable consistency. Then….
For White Chocolate Peppermint Bark:
Pour half (or all of) the white chocolate onto the pan. Spread it evenly to the thickness you want. Sprinkle on crushed peppermint candy or candy canes. If you can’t find pre-crushed candy, put the candies in a bag and smash them with the bottom of a heavy glass. Put in the fridge to chill for 20-30 minutes. Break into pieces. Keep in sealed container or freeze in a ziploc bag.
For Roasted Almond White Chocolate Bark:
Add roasted crushed almonds to the chocolate (about 3/4 cup for half pound chocolate – or as much as you want). Stir. Pour onto the parchment lined pan and spread evenly to the thickness you want. Top with more crushed or whole toasted almonds. Lightly sprinkle with fine sea salt if desired. Put in the fridge to chill. Break into pieces. Keep in sealed container or freeze in a ziploc bag.
- Use milk, dark, semisweet chocolate
- Do a two layer bark like white and dark chocolate. Let one layer harden. Pour on next layer.
- Optional toppings (mix and match): dried apricots, dried cranberries, coconut, finely grated lime zest, sea salt, skor bits, hazelnuts, pecans, peanuts, cashews.
- Incorporate toppings into the melted chocolate or sprinkle the surface (or both).
Who doesn’t like chocolate bark? Makes an easy and great holiday gift.