Today I want to share with you two chocolate bark recipes that are perfect for the holiday season. Please note that this post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by Honeyville.
I love the holiday season and making so many fun gluten-free treats. However, I find that too many people are critical of gluten-free goodies this time of year, especially when the regular cookies and cakes are plentiful.
So this year, I decided I would make a fun treat that didn’t involve any baking, nor gluten-free flours. I would simply make chocolate bark.
Yep, I came up with two chocolate bark recipes that are festive, fun, naturally gluten-free and oh-so-delicious. All you need is a 9″ x 13″ baking sheet, chocolate chips of choice (I used semi-sweet chips, but you could also use dairy-free chocolate chips from Enjoy Life), and any topping you can dream up!
Here are two chocolate bark recipes that can serve as inspiration:
Festive Chocolate Peppermint Bark
The first recipe is for Festive Chocolate Peppermint Bark. I added dried goji berries (a potent source of antioxidants) to the chocolate, then topped it with peppermint marshmallows from Dandies (these are vegan marshmallows) and four crushed organic candy canes I found at Sprouts.
If I had to do it all over again (and I will), I would add even more candy canes. I love the peppermint flavor – it really shines through!
You can use regular marshmallows if you have trouble finding the peppermint flavored ones, although the peppermint marshmallows are so delicious and flavorful!
- 3 cups chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup goji berries
- 4 organic candy canes, crushed
- 1-2 cups peppermint marshmallows (Dandies) or other marshmallows
- Line a 9" x 13" baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add three cups of chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl.
- Melt chocolate chips for 4-5 minutes on 50% heat in microwave; mix.
- Add handful (~1/2 cup) of dried goji berries to chocolate; mix.
- Spread chocolate on baking sheet.
- Top with crushed candy canes and peppermint marshmallows.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight before breaking into desired chunks.
Freeze-Dried Fruit Chocolate Bark
The next chocolate bark recipe is one I created for Honeyville. Honeyville sells these huge canisters of freeze-dried fruits. They are INCREDIBLE and addictive and I love snacking on these sweet and crunchy treats. Go, get them. You won’t regret it. (You can buy them on the Honeyville website.)
The freeze-dried fruit really added beauty and crunch to this chocolate bark recipe… and someone who is a little more health conscious will like the addition of the freeze-dried fruit vs. candies and marshmallows.
- 3 cups chocolate chips
- 2 cups freeze-dried fruits of choice (I used blueberries and strawberries)
- Line a 9" x 13" baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Microwave chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for about five minutes on 50% power. Stir after 2 minutes, then again for every 30 seconds until completely melted.
- Spread chocolate mixture atop parchment paper until the sheet is completely covered in an even layer of melted chocolate.
- Generously sprinkle Honeyville freeze-dried fruits atop the chocolate mixture. Gently press down on fruits to secure into place.
- Refrigerate mixture for 2 hours or overnight before breaking into chucks and serving.
So there you have it, two delicious chocolate bark recipes that will add holiday cheer to your holiday events, potlucks and family fun. Enjoy!
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