Various varieties of Chocolate bark shards on wooden chopping board

Chocolate Bark

Chocolate bark is one of the easiest edible gifts you can make. If you can melt chocolate you can make chocolate bark. But the best part is that you can totally customize it with various chocolate bark toppings!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate bark
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cooling and setting time 30 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 gift bags of Chocolate Bark
Calories 335 kcal
Author Marcellina Cantatore


  • 14 oz chocolate
  • toppings of your choice see notes
US Customary - Metric


  1. Cover a large baking sheet/ pan with non stick baking paper. You may need two if your baking sheets/pan are small.

To melt chocolate - stove top method

  1. Cut chocolate into similar size small pieces.
  2. Place in a clean, dry glass or ceramic bowl - not plastic as it may retain moisture and a metal bowl can become very hot.
  3. Place the bowl over a pot of barely simmering water - be sure the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water.
  4. Stir occasionally with a clean, dry metal spoon until melted - don't use a wooden spoon because it also may retain moisture.
  5. Be sure not to let any water splash into the chocolate.

To melt chocolate - microwave method

  1. Cut chocolate into similar size small pieces
  2. Place in a microwave safe, clean, dry glass or ceramic bowl - not plastic as it may retain moisture
  3. Microwave, uncovered on medium or 50% power, in 30 second intervals.
  4. Stir with a clean, dry metal spoon in between each, until melted.

To make Chocolate Bark

  1. Spread chocolate onto prepared baking sheet/pan thinly (about 1/4 inch).
  2. While the chocolate is still soft, scatter with various toppings.
  3. Refrigerate until hard then break or cut into pieces.

  4. Will keep refrigerated for up to two weeks depending on toppings.

Recipe Notes

You can use almost any delicious morsels you like to top your Chocolate Bark. It's such a wonderful gift in this way because you can totally personalize it for the recipient. I think the choices of Chocolate Bark toppings are endless but here are just a few.

Please note that the nutritional content is for the chocolate component of Chocolate Bark NOT the toppings. 

This recipe can be divided to make 6 gift bags of Chocolate Bark. Nutritional content is for each entire bag of Chocolate Bark.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Bark
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 191mg5%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.