11 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

    Peppermint bark

    The Spruce

    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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    Cookies and Cream Bark

    Cookies and cream bark

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

    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

    Unicorn Bark

    The Spruce / 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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    Pretzel Bark

    Pretzel Caramel Bark

    The Spruce Eats / Elaine Lemm

    Pretzel bark is incredibly easy to make. This recipe uses chocolate bark, sugar, butter, and heavy cream. Top it with mini pretzels and other decorations, then let it set up.

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    S'mores Bark

    Smores Bark

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

    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

    Spicy Chocolate Bark

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

    This 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

    Lemon Bark

    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

    Cookie Dough Bark photo

    Elizabeth LaBau

    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

    Mint Chocolate Bark photo

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

    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

    Chocolate Bacon Bark

    The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

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

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    Toasted Coconut Bark

    Toasted Coconut Chocolate Bark

    The Spruce / 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!