How to Make Adorable Snowman Chocolate Bark Holiday Candy

Chocolate bark holiday candy is not only fun to make, it’s fun to give and even more fun to eat! Especially when each chunk is decorated with an adorable snowman. And let’s be honest, what would the holidays be like without this sweet Christmas candy treat? What is holiday bark you might be wondering? Essentially, it’s melted chocolate that you place an assortment of toppings on. Once it’s cooled and hardened it gets cut up or broken into smaller pieces. It’s called bark because when finished, it resembles the rough and rugged surface of a tree.

Snowman Chocolate Bark Holiday Candy

There may be many Christmas candy recipes out there, but I promise you this chocolate bark recipe is the best, and the easiest! It literally takes about 15 minutes to make. Kids and adults alike love the whimsical snowman decoration, which makes this chocolate bark unique. They are fun to make and you only need a few ingredients to make these snowmen come to life. Three white candy melts make up each snowman’s body, pretzel sticks for arms, extra chocolate chips for eyes and buttons, and a little orange food coloring for the carrot nose. Then sprinkle white nonpareils all over for snow!

Chocolate Bark Is Ideal For Gift Giving

Snowman chocolate bark also makes a wonderful inexpensive holiday gift which I present in little holiday themed boxes I pick up at the dollar store.

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How to Melt Chocolate Chips for Bark

I actually learned from a chocolatier in a chocolate making class that there is a proper way to melt chocolate chips so they don’t burn or harden. And the easiest (and less messy) way to do so is actually in the microwave. Simply place the chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Then stir. Now set the microwave for an additional 30 seconds and stir again. Repeat this process until all chocolate is smooth and melted. It is important that you do this every 30 seconds (no more and no less). Then pour the chocolate onto a prepared cookie sheet have at it (add toppings).

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Snowman Chocolate Bark

Prep: 15 minutes| Cook Time: 0 minutes | Inactive Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes

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Ingredients:

2 cups Dark Chocolate chips, divided (save ¼ cup for decorating)
Pretzel Sticks
white candy melts
Orange food coloring
White nonpareils

Other materials:

2 toothpicks

Directions:

  1. Line a square baking sheet with wax paper (or parchment paper) and set aside.
  2. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, add 1 ¾ cups of chocolate chips. Microwave for 1 minute, stir, and microwave for an additional 30 seconds, repeating this process until all chocolate is smooth and melted.
  3. Pour the melted dark chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet, using a spatula to spread the chocolate into a smooth even layer.
  4. Immediately begin creating the snowmen by adding three white candy melts for each snowman.
  5. Repeat this process, giving the snowmen a little room between them.
  6. Break off pieces of pretzel stick and add two arms for each snowman.
  7. Sprinkle on white nonpareils to give the effect of snow.
  8. Place the bark in the fridge to firm up for 20 minutes.
  9. Melt the remaining ¼ cup of dark chocolate chips in a small bowl.
  10. Add white candy melts to a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power, stir, and repeat this process until chocolate is melted. Stir in 2-3 drops of food coloring. Add a few drops (or more if necessary) of avocado oil or coconut oil if chocolate begins to seize up, stirring until smooth.
  11. Add faces to the snowmen on the chilled chocolate bark. Dip a toothpick into the dark chocolate and dot eyes, charcoal mouth and 3 buttons down the center of each snowman.
  12. Use a separate toothpick to dip into the orange chocolate and draw a nose onto each snowman.
    Use a sharp knife to chop the bark into servings, being sure to include one snowman per piece.
  13. Place in treat bags, Christmas treat boxes or tins, or enjoy immediately for a fun winter treat!

Notes:

  • Store bark in the fridge until ready to serve
  • Food pens may instead be used to draw the details onto the snowmen

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Yield: 5

Snowman Chocolate Bark Holiday Candy

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Dark Chocolate chips, divided (save ¼ cup for decorating)
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • white candy melts
  • Orange food coloring
  • White nonpareils

Other Materials

  • toothpicks

Instructions

  1. Line a square baking sheet with wax paper (or parchment paper) and set aside.
  2. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, add 1 ¾ cups of chocolate chips. Microwave for 1 minute, stir, and microwave for an additional 30 seconds, repeating this process until all chocolate is smooth and melted.
  3. Pour the melted dark chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet, using a spatula to spread the chocolate into a smooth even layer.
  4. Immediately begin creating the snowmen by adding three white candy melts for each snowman. Repeat this process, giving the snowmen a little room between them.
  5. Break off pieces of pretzel stick and add two arms for each snowman.
  6. Sprinkle on white nonpareils to give the effect of snow.
  7. Place the bark in the fridge to firm up for 20 minutes.
  8. Melt the remaining ¼ cup of dark chocolate chips in a small bowl.
  9. 'Add white candy melts to a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power, stir, and repeat this process until chocolate is melted. Stir in 2-3 drops of food coloring. Add a few drops (or more if necessary) of avocado oil or coconut oil if chocolate begins to seize up, stirring until smooth.
  10. Add faces to the snowmen on the chilled chocolate bark. Dip a toothpick into the dark chocolate and dot eyes, charcoal mouth and 3 buttons down the center of each snowman.
  11. Use a separate toothpick to dip into the orange chocolate and draw a nose onto each snowman.
  12. Use a sharp knife to chop the bark into servings, being sure to include one snowman per piece.
  13. Place in treat bags, Christmas treat tins, or enjoy immediately for a fun winter treat!

Notes

  • Store bark in the fridge until ready to serve
  • Food pens may instead be used to draw the details onto the snowmen

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 407Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 87mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 6gSugar: 35gProtein: 4g

 

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You may also like to try more holiday recipes like The Most Amazing No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares and Holiday Christmas Lights Cupcakes: Easy As 1-2-3!

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