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Easy Chocolate Bark has only 3 ingredients! It’s a 15 minute candy recipe – perfect for gifting or the holidays or just because you want to clean out your pantry. Chocolate and candy – you can’t go wrong with that!

broken pieces of chocolate bark with candy attached on top.


Easy Chocolate Bark Recipe

This candy bark is truly so simple. Not only does it have easy ingredients, but it only takes 15 minutes to make. It is the perfect recipe to give the kids an activity to do that they will also love. 

You can make this with whatever candy you have. If it is after Halloween–use any extra candy that you would like to get rid of! Chocolate candy bar bark made with leftover Halloween candy would be the perfect gift for Christmas! It really is so versatile!

ingredients of candy bark ingredients laid out on a white counter.

Ingredients Needed

  • Chocolate Melts and White Chocolate Melts: I prefer using Ghiradelli candy melts/wafers but you can substitute chocolate chips.
  • Chocolate Candy Bars: The star of the show–use whatever candy fits you best! Clean out your pantry, clean out the Halloween bin or holiday candy bin – and make bark!

How to make Candy Bar Bark

  • Place chocolate melts in a microwave safe bowl. Melt in 30 second increments on 50% power, stirring between each, until melted and smooth.
  • Spread melted chocolate onto a small cookie sheet that’s been lined with wax paper. Don’t spread it too thin; you’ll want to make an approximately 7×5-inch rectangle.
  • Cut mini candy bars in half and sprinkle them, along with any M&Ms or other candy of choice over the melted chocolate layer. Press lightly to adhere.
  • Melt the white chocolate at 50% power in increments of 30 seconds, stirring between each, until smooth. Place in a small sandwich bag and cut off one tip. Drizzle over the top of the bark. Chill to set, break into pieces.

Variations

  • Use any combination of candy: Reese’s peanut butter cups, Snickers, M&Ms
  • Clean out the Halloween bin – or even use up leftover Easter, Valentine’s or Christmas candy.
  • Clean out the pantry – if you have any half open bags of toffee or candy or nuts – use them up making chocolate bark.
broken pieces of chocolate bark with candy attached on top.

Expert Tips

  • I use Ghirardelli Chocolate Melts because they melt better, but white and milk chocolate chips will work too.
  • If you use chocolate chips and they’re struggling to melt, add about 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil (or ¼ teaspoon for the white chocolate chips)
  • Slice candy bars to a size that would be easy enough to eat in one bite.

FAQs

How do you make chocolate bark that doesn’t melt?

Keep the bark in a cool environment in an airtight container. 

How long does chocolate bark last?

This bark can last up to a few weeks. 

Does chocolate bark need to be refrigerated? 

It doesn’t have to be, but it would preserve it longer. 

Easy Candy Bar Bark in a white bowl

Easy Candy Bark Recipe

4.75 from 4 votes
Just a few ingredients and 15 minutes makes the BEST candy bark ever!
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 7 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 8 servings
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup (145g) chocolate melts (see note)
  • ¼ cup (46g) white chocolate melts (see note)
  • 1 cup assorted chocolate candy bars
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Instructions

  • Place chocolate melts in a microwave safe bowl. Melt in 30 second increments on 50% power, stirring between each, until melted and smooth.
  • Spread melted chocolate onto a small cookie sheet that’s been lined with wax paper. Don't spread it too thin; you'll want to make an approximately 7×5-inch rectangle.
  • Cut mini candy bars in half and sprinkle them, along with any M&Ms or other candy of choice over the melted chocolate layer. Press lightly to adhere.
  • Melt the white chocolate at 50% power in increments of 30 seconds, stirring between each, until smooth. Place in a small sandwich bag and cut off one tip. Drizzle over the top of the bark. Chill to set, break into pieces.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • You can also use chocolate chips and white chocolate chips for this, but it will melt in your hand faster than wafers will.
  • I recommend using Ghiradelli chocolate melts (sold in the baking section next to the baking chocolate). These come in bags in milk, semi-sweet, and white flavors. Alternately you can use almond bark or Candiquik.
  • If you’re using chocolate chips and have trouble with them melting, add about 1 teaspoon vegetable oil or shortening while melting (1/4 teaspoon for the white chocolate).

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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6 Comments

  1. Bark is so fun and easy to make. Your candy bark is a great way to use up collected or extra Halloween candy. Everything tastes good together on bark!

  2. I think my daughter will bring home a lot of candy tonight. Maybe I can coax her into sharing some with me so I can make your bark! 😉