The Best Chocolate Bark Recipes

These are barks you'll want to bite! This collection of the best chocolate bark recipes has something for everyone. Chocolate bark is so easy to make, it's the perfect candy recipe for beginners--you literally just add a few ingredients to melted chocolate, spread it out, and you're good to go!

So whether you're new to candy making, or an experienced pro, you're sure to find a bark recipe here to tempt your sweet tooth. 

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    Peppermint Bark
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Peppermint bark is perhaps the best-known type of chocolate bark and is a holiday favorite. Who can resist dark chocolate, white chocolate, and crisp bites of minty candy canes? This delicious, easy peppermint bark makes a wonderful holiday gift.

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    Sundae Chocolate Bark

    Sundae Chocolate Bark photo
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to, Inc.

    Sundae chocolate bark is an easy chocolate bark with all the flavors of an ice cream sundae! This fast candy is packed with maraschino cherries, pieces of ice cream cones, marshmallows, caramel bits, nuts, and more!

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    Cake Batter Chocolate Bark
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Cake batter chocolate bark couldn't be easier—or more delicious. A simple white and dark chocolate bark is flavored like cake batter and decorated with colorful sprinkles. Enjoy the contrast of the thin dark chocolate layer underneath the white chocolate-cake batter layer.

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    Granola Chocolate Bark

    Granola Chocolate Bark
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to, Inc.

    This granola chocolate bark is packed with nuts, dried fruit, and clumps of granola. Each bite is a riot of textures and flavors, and because you can swap in any fruit or nuts you like, every batch can taste completely different!

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    Candied Peanut Chocolate Bark

    Candied Peanut Bark
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Candied peanut chocolate bark features a luscious peanut-chocolate base studded with tons of homemade caramelized peanuts. I love the combination of smooth chocolate and crunchy, darkly sweet nuts.

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    Peanut Butter Cup Bark
    (c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to, Inc.

    Peanut butter cup bark has it all: a rich chocolate layer, peanut butter chips, crunchy peanut butter cookies, and a generous handful of peanut butter cups on top! This candy is a must for peanut-chocolate lovers.

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    Cookies and Cream Bark
    (c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to, Inc.

    Crushed cookies and white chocolate--what could be easier? This cookies and cream bark is an easy white chocolate bark candy packed with bits of Oreo cookies. Stuff this bark with as many cookies as possible, with just enough white chocolate to hold the crunchy, chocolatey, cream-filled cookies together.

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    Unicorn Bark
    (c) 2015 Elizabeth LaBau

    Candy should be fun--that's why I've loaded this unicorn bark with pastel swirls and all kinds of colorful, sparkling candy pearls and sprinkles! 

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    Toffee Pretzel Bark photo
    (c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to, Inc.

    Salty meets sweet in this addicting recipe for toffee pretzel bark. Crunchy pretzels and buttery toffee are packed into slabs of rich chocolate bark.

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    Smores Bark photo
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to, Inc.

    Love S'mores? Try them in candy form! S’mores Bark is an easy, delicious candy with milk chocolate, graham cracker chunks, and miniature marshmallows.

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    Red, White, and Blueberry Bark

    Red White and Blueberry Bark
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Red, white, and blueberry bark is a white chocolate bark packed with crunchy, vibrantly flavored freeze-dried strawberries and blueberries.

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    Spicy Chocolate Bark
    (c) 2013 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to, Inc.

    his recipe for spicy chocolate bark is made with sweet milk chocolate, candied pecans, and a pinch of cayenne. Sensitive to spice? Omit it entirely and add cinnamon or ginger instead! Love to heat things up? Double the cayenne and feel the burn!

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    Lemon Bark
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

    Lemon bark features layers of bittersweet chocolate and lemon-scented white chocolate, topped with vibrant candied lemon zest.

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    Cookie Dough Bark photo
    (c) 2013 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to, Inc.

    Cookie dough bark features real chocolate chip cookie dough, sandwiched between two slabs of rich chocolate. The dough is egg-free, so it's perfectly safe to consume raw. This is a great way to get your cookie dough fix!

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    Mint Chocolate Bark photo
    (c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to, Inc.

    Mint chocolate bark has a beautiful swirled green-and-chocolate appearance, and a refreshing minty flavor, topped with Andes mints. If you'd like a little more crunch in your bark, stir some crushed grasshopper or thin mint cookies into the chocolate layer.

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    Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark photo
    (c) 2013 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to, Inc.

    Chocolate chip cookie bark is a marbled white and dark chocolate bark studded with chunks of chocolate chip cookies. This candy is perfect for those times you can’t decide between baked goods and candy for dessert!

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    Cranberry Cashew Chocolate Bark
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Cranberry cashew chocolate bark is a delightfully chunky bark candy that features two types of chocolate, sweet-tart cranberries, and the salty crunch of roasted cashews.

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    Chocolate Bacon Bark
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Surprise! This sweet-and-salty bark has an unexpected ingredient: crispy bacon! Bacon adds a salty, smoky savoriness and turns this chocolate bark from something average to something unique and extraordinary.

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    Coffee Toffee Bark
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Robust coffee, creamy white chocolate, and buttery toffee combine in this Coffee Toffee Bark to create a rich candy perfectly suited to adult taste buds.

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    Chunky Peanut Butter Bark

    Chunky Peanut Butter Bark
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    This chunky peanut butter bark recipe has everything but the kitchen sink! It includes chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, peanut butter cups, peanuts, and pretzels for a sweet and salty bark candy that’s sure to satisfy every taste bud.

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    Macadamia Nut Cranberry Bark

    Macadamia Nut Cranberry Bark
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Macadamia cranberry bark is a smooth milk chocolate bark with rich, salty macadamia nuts and tangy, chewy cranberries. There is just a hint of unsweetened chocolate in the mix, to deepen the flavor of the milk chocolate and cut down the sweetness.

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    Toasted Coconut Chocolate Bark
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Crunchy, sweet toasted coconut and semi-sweet chocolate combine in this simple recipe for toasted coconut bark. It’s amazing how two ingredients and fifteen minutes can produce such a sophisticated, tasty treat!

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    Malted Chocolate Bark

    Malted Chocolate Bark
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    It's a whopper of a candy! Malted chocolate bark features the smooth flavor of malted milk, the richness of chocolate, and the crunch of malted milk balls.

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    Hazelnut Cherry Bark

    Hazelnut Cherry Chocolate Bark
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Hazelnut cherry bark features crunchy toasted hazelnuts, chewy dried cherries, and tangy candied ginger, all bound together with rich dark chocolate. I recommend using tart dried cherries, but if you can’t find the tart variety, dried cranberries are a good substitute.

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    Potato Chip Chocolate Bark
    (c) 2013 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to, Inc.

    This potato chip chocolate bark contains only two ingredients, but when those ingredients are chocolate and potato chips, what else do you need? Each bite is salty, sweet, crunchy, and smooth--this may just become your favorite new guilty pleasure!