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5 Ways to Hack Your Holiday Bark

Created January 26, 2017
Hack Your Bark
Are these five-minute microwave barks pretty enough to give, or too pretty to give away? You decide.

Five barks, one easy formula! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Sheet pan and parchment paper
  • 1 1/2 bags (12 oz each) chocolate chips, any flavor
  • Cereal, candy, pretzels, nuts, etc. for topping
  • Sprinkles or additional chocolate, if desired


  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave uncovered for one minute. Stir, and continue heating in short intervals until chocolate is smooth and glossy when you stir it.
  2. Pour chocolate out onto parchment and use a large rubber spatula to spread in a thin, even layer.
  3. Immediately press in your toppings and finish with sprinkles or a drizzle of melted chocolate if desired. Refrigerate until firm, and break into pieces to serve.

That’s the basic formula! Make it your own with your favorite chocolate chips and all the fun mix-ins you can dream up. Here are our favorite holiday-inspired bark combos.

Cookies for Santa Bark

Made with:

  • White chocolate chips
  • Cookie Crisp® cereal
  • Dark chocolate drizzle
  • Red + green sparkling sugar sprinkles

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bark

Made with:

  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Cocoa Puffs® cereal
  • Mint-chocolate baking morsels
  • Mini hot chocolate marshmallows

Gingerbread House Bark

Made with:

  • White chocolate chips
  • Gingersnap cookies
  • Gumdrops
  • Coated chocolate candies
  • Soft peppermint candies

3-Ingredient S’mores Bark

Made with:

  • Milk chocolate
  • Golden Grahams® cereal
  • Mini marshmallows

Easy Christmas Party Bark

Made with:

  • White chocolate chips
  • Mini pretzels
  • Dried cranberries
  • Shelled pistachios
  • Dark chocolate drizzle