Here comes another tasty Christmas treat recipe to add to your holiday list. This easy go to recipe is ready in minutes and even easier to eat. Christmas Bark Recipe captures the delicious taste of Christmas M&Ms, and peppermint with a tasty base of milk chocolate and graham crackers.
This is the perfect recipe for the Christmas season. It is a great pairing of peppermint and chocolate. The graham cracker base gives it a great taste. This is also a fun Christmas treat that little ones can help with!
This was inspired by our other recipe Halloween Bark. It's a quick and easy way to make a holiday themed treat, without spending too much time in the kitchen. We all know we have those moments when we need something quick but so delicious.
- Graham Crackers
- Milk Chocolate Melting Wafers
- Mini Christmas M&Ms
- Candy Cane
See recipe card for quantities.
Let's make this delicious Christmas Bark Recipe!
First start by crushing candy cane. Open each candy cane and place in a ziplock bag. Crush the candy cane with a rolling pin, or a glass jar. Make sure to leave small pieces to get a good crunch in your bark.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Melt for 30 seconds at a time and stir in between each interval of 30 seconds. Depending on the power of your microwave, a total 2 minutes, in 30 seconds intervals, melts the chocolate.
Place 6 graham crackers on a parchment lined sheet pan. Have 4 graham crackers together and 2 on the top creating a large rectangle.
Pour the melted chocolate over the graham cracker rectangle. Use a rubber spatula to spread the chocolate evenly over the graham crackers until you can no longer see the graham crackers.
Immediately sprinkle the crushed peppermint chunks evenly over the the melted chocolate and graham crackers.
Next sprinkle the mini Christmas M&Ms.
Let the chocolate set until completely hard. Break the large chocolate slab into small pieces.
Hint: Leave the bark on the counter to cool or place in the refrigerator for a quick hardening of the Christmas Chocolate Bark recipe.
Though best with milk chocolate, this bark can be made with dark chocolate melting wafers.
You can substitute the graham cracker base with a pretzel base as seen in our Halloween Bark recipe.
Looking for a cracker or pretzel free base? Forego the graham cracker and spread the chocolate directly on the parchment paper.
Making holiday chocolate bark can be so versatile. Make it your own by adding your favorite holiday candies!
- Extra Peppermint - want an extra crunch? Add crush up an addition peppermint or two for a more Christmas candy flavor.
- Nuts- some people love nuts around the holiday. Feel free to top your bark with your favorite crushed nut like almonds, or peanuts.
- Kid Friendly - add some fun Christmas sprinkles in various Christmas character shapes like Christmas Trees, Candy Canes, and Stars.
The best part of making this Christmas Bark Recipe is how simple it is. You will need a microwave safe bowl for melting the chocolate. A rubber scrapper for spreading the melted chocolate.
For assembling the chocolate bark, you will need parchment paper and a sheet pan.
Store set chocolate bark in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days.
You can also freeze this chocolate bark, but the texture of the graham crackers may be affected and will not be as crisp after freezing.
This bark hardens quickly on the countertop. If you are in a pinch, stick the sheet pan in the refrigerator to harden quicker.
Be sure to check out our other delicious Christmas treats!