Christmas Chocolate Bark Recipes made four ways! White Chocolate Peppermint, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Salted Caramel Pretzel and White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Bark. All made with 4 ingredients or less!

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Christmas Chocolate Bark Recipes made four ways! White Chocolate Peppermint, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Salted Caramel Pretzel and White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Bark. All made with 4 ingredients or less!

Merry Christmas! I am super early on purpose because this is a post unlike one I’ve ever done before. It feels like a gift to myself because well, candy galore! I’ve been overloaded with so many Christmas recipe ideas that I decided to put four brand new recipes into this one post!

Here are four Christmas Chocolate Bark Recipes, all creative and unique in their own way. You get to choose you’re own favourite, and I guarantee that they are all divine. They are all made with less than 4 ingredients, come together very quickly, and are great to serve to family and friends.

Or for yourself, with a glass of eggnog and a new Netflix show. Your pick.

Christmas Chocolate Bark Recipes made four ways! White Chocolate Peppermint, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Salted Caramel Pretzel and White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Bark. All made with 4 ingredients or less!

So, which one is your favourite?! I annoyingly asked myself. Choosing a favourite bark is so hard! Truthfully I loved them all. First, there’s the White Chocolate Peppermint Bark. I’ve been making this for years, and it was the very first bark I ever made.

It inspired this entire post, actually. It is so easy, and just four ingredients. You get a subtle peppermint flavour in each bite that you don’t want to miss out on. This bark hardens perfectly.
Christmas Chocolate Bark Recipes made four ways! White Chocolate Peppermint, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Salted Caramel Pretzel and White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Bark. All made with 4 ingredients or less! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Then there’s the Peanut Butter Chocolate Bark. I am obsessed with peanut butter, so this was a necessity. I used natural peanut butter for mine, but you can use peanut butter chips if you want and omit the sugar.

This didn’t harden like usual bark, so I would keep it in the fridge and serve when ready. It definitely tastes divine! This is perfect for anyone not that into peppermint or white chocolate, also.
Christmas Chocolate Bark Recipes made four ways! White Chocolate Peppermint, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Salted Caramel Pretzel and White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Bark. All made with 4 ingredients or less! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Next, the Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Bark. Okay, this was definitely the coolest one of the bunch!! I felt like a rockstar assembling the flavours. I made homemade caramel but you can use your own kind if you desire (sharing that recipe soon!).

The salt on the pretzels pairs perfectly with the sweet caramel and chocolate. You could even top it with tasting salt at the end if you so desire. Lots of texture here!
Christmas Chocolate Bark Recipes made four ways! White Chocolate Peppermint, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Salted Caramel Pretzel and White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Bark. All made with 4 ingredients or less! via https://jessicainthekitchen.comLastly, but not least, the White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Bark. Love this one! It also hardens beautifully, and the flavours go so well together.

Do yourself a favour and buy de-shelled pistachios. It took me so long to shell them, and I ended up eating them along the way and having to do it all over. Oops. Lots of texture, flavour and bright beautiful colours here!

Whichever you choose, you’ll definitely enjoy it. Enjoy, watch the video, and have a yummy time!

Christmas Chocolate Bark Recipes, 4 Ways

Ingredients

White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

  • 8 ounces (226g) dark chocolate chips, melted
  • 8 ounces (226g) white chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 candy canes, crushed

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bark

  • 12 ounces (340g) dark chocolate chips, melted and cooled (leave 2 tablespoons behind)
  • 8 ounces (226g) natural runny peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons organic powdered sugar

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

  • 12 ounces (340g) dark chocolate, melted (save 2 tablespoons to drizzle)
  • 2/3 cup (136g) salted caramel sauce
  • 1/2 cup (30g) pretzel sticks, or broken pretzel pieces

White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Bark

  • 12 ounces (340g) white chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup (52g) dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup (60g) de-shelled pistachios

Instructions

White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

  1. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Pour the melted dark chocolate onto the sheet and spread into a rectangle with a spatula or back of a spoon.
  2. Let harden slightly in the fridge for 5 minutes until just hard. You don't want it to harden too long or else the layers will separate.
  3. Mix peppermint extract with white chocolate.
  4. Remove from fridge and spread white chocolate gently on top. You want it to be cooled else the layers will begin to blend.
  5. Top with crushed candy canes and let set in fridge for at least 20 minutes.
  6. Remove, peel back from parchment, and break into smaller pieces.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bark

  1. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Pour the melted dark chocolate (minus 2 tablespoons) onto the sheet and spread into a rectangle with a spatula or back of a spoon.
  2. Let harden slightly in the fridge for 5 minutes until just hard. This step is optional. If you want to chocolate and peanut butter to blend together do not put in fridge.
  3. Mix the peanut butter and powdered sugar together.
  4. Pour on top of chocolate layer and swirl with a knife. Dollop the leftover melted dark chocolate (optional) and swirl with a knife.
  5. Let set in fridge for at least 20 minutes.
  6. Remove, peel back from parchment, and break into smaller pieces.

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

  1. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Pour the melted dark chocolate (minus 2 tablespoons) onto the sheet and spread into a rectangle with a spatula or back of a spoon.
  2. Let harden slightly in the fridge for 10 minutes until just hard.
  3. Pour caramel sauce on top and spread.
  4. Sprinkle pretzel sticks on top.
  5. Drizzle the extra chocolate on top. I place mine in a zipped back, cut off the end and then drizzle over. You can use that or a spoon.
  6. Let set in fridge for at least 20 minutes.
  7. Remove, peel back from parchment, and break into smaller pieces.

White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Bark

  1. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Pour the melted white chocolate onto the sheet and spread into a rectangle with a spatula or back of a spoon.
  2. Mix the cranberries and pistachios together and sprinkle over the entire layer of white chocolate.
  3. Let set in fridge for at least 20 minutes.
  4. Remove, peel back from parchment, and break into smaller pieces.
  5. ENJOY!

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Recipe Notes

  1. TO MELT CHOCOLATE Use great quality chocolate chips or chocolate melts. Melt for 1 minute, stir with a spoon, and then in 30 second increments until melted completely. You should until need an extra 30 seconds (if so much). Be careful not to burn the chocolate. IF, and only if you are having difficulties, add a ½ teaspoon coconut oil to the recipe. This will help tremendously with melting.
  2. These recipes serve a large audience and the peppermint bark and cranberry pistachio bark work great for gifts. They can easily be halved for smaller audiences.
  3. All recipes are vegan if using vegan chocolate.
  4. My caramel sauce recipe is coming this month!

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7 comments

  1. chocolate bark is probably the easiest most crowd-pleasing dessert of the holidays! Ahh so many amazing flavors to choose from here! I think the salted caramel pretzel is the first one on my list 🙂

  2. Jean M says:

    Oh my gosh, these look so delicious! Pinning these to come back to later. I thought the cranberry pistachio one would be my favorite until I saw the chocolate peanut butter.

  3. They look so festive and glorious! I love esp. the one with pistachios and cranberries.

  4. Kelly says:

    Chocolate bark is a favorite around here! I wouldn’t be able to choose either! I’ll take one of each please 🙂 Love all the flavors!

  5. Chocolate bar is my FAVORITE! I am loving this post, Jessica! Such a great idea to make it four different ways. I would gladly munch on ALL of these versions with a big glass of eggnog!

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