It’s the final countdown to Christmas and you might need a last-minute gift idea for your loved ones. Try a bark of homemade chocolate and you will even impress your guests with your creative skills! Wrap them all in a clear plastic gift wrapping paper with a lovely ribbon, and you have here the perfect DIY!
This Christmas chocolate bark trio is probably one of my most favourite edible homemade gifts to make. It’s super quick to prepare and easy to customize to meet your taste. Really, isn’t it pretty and festive looking? These edible Christmas barks are fun to make and perfect for kids to get involved with. This chocolate bark recipe comes together in less than 10 mins, requiring very little effort from your side.
It is a wonderful way to transform plain chocolate into a special treat to share! Let’s meet the chocolate trio;
- Ms Clause – white chocolate with dried rose petals, sweet dried cranberries and macadamias.
- The Nutcracker – milk chocolate with a whole bunch of nuts.
- Gingerbread House – dark chocolate with candied ginger, dried goji berries and roasted salted coconut flakes.
The good thing with chocolate bark is that you can also change the toppings: candies, oranges, dried figs, sea salt, hazelnuts with raisins… Just be creative! I would only recommend you choose chocolate of good quality, that’s the key.
You can also use dairy-free alternatives or mix-and-match dark & white chocolate for an awesome marble-effect bark.
I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as I do, and I wish you all a Merry Christmas, right from sunny Queensland!
- 480g melting dark chocolate chips
- 480g melting milk chocolate chips
- 480g melting white chocolate chips
- toppings of your choice
- Melt the dark chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments, stirring after each one. Don’t overdo it. The chocolate is done when it’s about 90% melted—keep stirring off the heat and the pieces should completely dissolve.
- Cover a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a silicone or rubber spatula to spread chocolate evenly in the centre area of the baking sheet.
- Sprinkle the toppings of your choice over the chocolate and lightly use your palms to press the toppings into the chocolate. Place the chocolate in the fridge for about 2 hours to set.
- Once the chocolate is completely hardened, use your hands to break it into about 8-10 pieces and enjoy these delicious bites of goodness!
- Repeat the above steps for white and milk chocolate to make your trio.