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Christmas Bark Recipe (Reindeer Chocolate Bark)

14 November 2021 By Aleksandra

This Christmas bark recipe is a fun idea for a no-bake Christmas dessert! It’s so easy and quick to make with just 5 ingredients. Your kids will go crazy over this simple treat. I mean, how cute is this Reindeer chocolate bark ?!

Christmas bark with chocolate reindeer faces on a piece of parchment paper.

Below you will find information about the ingredients and how to make the recipe. Scroll down for a printable recipe card with measurements and detailed instructions.

Ingredients

Here’s what you need to prepare this tasty treat:

  • White chocolate – You can use white chocolate bars, white chocolate melting wafers, or white chocolate melts. I especially recommend baking chocolate – it’s already tempered which means it will look prettier for a longer period of time. This will be the base of the bark.
  • Bittersweet chocolate (same as above) – for reindeer’s faces.
  • Mini pretzels – for reindeer’s antlers.
  • Candy eyes.
  • Red candy for the noses (I used these smarties mini candy).

You could also add any other candy to the bark, for example, Christmas-colored m&m’s or crushed candy canes.

Labeled ingredients for Christmas bark.

Step by step instructions

White chocolate is being melted using a double boiler method. Melted chocolate is being poured onto a piece of parchment paper.

STEP 1: Melt the chocolate using a double boiler method (shown) or in a microwave.

Double boiler method: add chopped white chocolate into a heat-proof bowl (metal or ceramic). Pour boiling water into a medium pot. Place the bowl on top of the pot. The bowl shouldn’t touch the surface of the water. Cook over the lowest heat, stirring the chocolate from time to time until it is almost completely melted. Take the bowl off the pot and stir the chocolate with a spoon until it’s completely melted.

In a microwave: microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds then take the bowl out and give it a stir. Place the bowl back in the microwave and repeat the process of cooking for 30 seconds, stopping, stirring, and returning to the microwave until the chocolate has melted.

Repeat the steps for bittersweet chocolate (in a separate bowl).

STEP 2: Pour the melted white chocolate on a baking sheet lined with a piece of parchment paper.

Melted white chocolate is being spread with a spoon on a piece of parchment paper. Bittersweet chocolate is being spooned over the white chocolate.

STEP 3: Spread it with a spoon into a rectangle or square shape.

STEP 4: Spoon dollops of melted bittersweet chocolate on top resembling reindeer’s faces.

Melted white chocolate with reindeer faces on top made with bittersweet chocolate. Reindeer faces are being decorated with candy eyes.

STEP 5: Cut pretzels in half (or break them) and arrange them in pairs slightly apart as antlers.

STEP 6: Under the antlers place two candy eyes and one red candy as a nose.

Place in the refrigerator to set (about 1 hour).

Remove from the fridge and break into smaller pieces.

Enjoy!

Storage

Don’t leave them for too long at room temperature, they will become too soft.

They keep quite well in the fridge. Store them in a closed container for up to 4-5 days.

Broken into pieces Christmas bark with chocolate reindeer faces on a wooden board.

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Christmas Bark Recipe (Reindeer Chocolate Bark)

This Christmas bark recipe is a fun idea for a no-bake Christmas dessert! It’s so easy and quick to make with just 5 ingredients.
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Christmas chocolate bark broken up into pieces on a wooden board.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
chilling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 1753kcal
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces (225g) white chocolate, preferably baking chocolate
  • 3 ounces (85g) bittersweet chocolate, preferably baking chocolate
  • 34 candy eyes
  • 17 red candy balls/red mini m&m’s
  • 17 mini pretzels

Instructions

  • Melt the chocolate using a double boiler method or in a microwave. Add chopped white chocolate into a heat-proof bowl (metal or ceramic). Pour boiling water into a medium pot. Place the bowl on top of the pot. The bowl shouldn’t touch the surface of the water. Cook over the lowest heat, stirring the chocolate from time to time until it is almost completely melted. Take the bowl off the pot and stir the chocolate with a spoon until it’s completely melted.
  • Repeat the steps for bittersweet chocolate (in a separate bowl).
  • Pour the melted white chocolate on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread it with a spoon into a rectangle or square shape.
  • Spoon dollops of melted bittersweet chocolate on top – it should resemble reindeer’s faces.
  • Cut pretzels in half (or break them) and arrange them in pairs slightly apart as antlers. Under the antlers place two candy eyes and one red candy as a nose.
  • Place in the refrigerator to set (about 1 hour).
  • Remove from the fridge and break into smaller pieces.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Chocolate – you can use chopped chocolate bars, chocolate melting wafers, or chocolate melts. I especially recommend baking chocolate bars – this chocolate is already tempered which means it will look prettier for a longer period of time.
  • You can also melt the chocolate in a microwave.
  • Don’t leave them for too long at room temperature, they will become too soft. They keep quite well in the fridge. Store them in a closed container for up to 4-5 days.
  • Calories = 1 whole chocolate bark. This is only an estimate!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
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