Chocolate Christmas Bark

Chocolate Christmas Bark

This makes a great hostess gift! Add your own twist. Sprinkle chocolate with peppermint candy or any other type of dried fruit or nut to make the recipe your own.


(Serves 12)

4 tsps. unsalted butter
½ cup brown sugar
1 ½ cup pistachios or walnuts
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup candied ginger, chopped
1 lb white chocolate
1lb dark chocolate
1lb milk chocolate


Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

Stir in the brown sugar & stir constantly until dissolved. Add the nuts & stir until coated.

Place nuts on a lined baking sheet & bake for 7 minutes at 400°F. Remove from oven to let cool.

Melt each type of chocolate in separate bowls over simmering water.

Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Pour dark chocolate over baking sheet & spread evenly. Next pour the white chocolate over dark chocolate & spread evenly. Lastly, do the same with the milk chocolate layer.

Sprinkle the nuts & dried fruit over the chocolate & press into chocolate.

Refrigerate until set. Break up into pieces & serve.


The best part about Christmas bark, is that you can switch up the toppings as much as you like! Here are some of my favorites:

Nuts: almonds, pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, or cashews
Dried fruit
Crushed candy canes
Crushed M&Ms (red & green, of course!)
Sea Salt
Mini peanut butter cups
Mini marshmallows
Crushed pretzels



Donatella Arpaia

Donatella Arpaia is a chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur, and mother. She has built an empire of successful restaurants drawing on the skills, passion, methods, and love for food she learned from her family.