12 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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    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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    Cookies and Cream Bark
    (c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, 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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    Smores Bark photo
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, 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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    Spicy Chocolate Bark
    (c) 2013 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, 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 About.com, 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 About.com, 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 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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    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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    Potato Chip Chocolate Bark
    (c) 2013 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, 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!