This Easy Snowman Bark is so simple to make and full of chocolaty flavor. With its rich chocolate and fun snowman white chocolate candies, this bark makes the perfect holiday treat.
If you’re like us, you love chocolate during the holiday season. After all, chocolate is part and parcel of the holiday season. You probably got chocolate candies in your stockings as a child, and you probably snuck a few chocolates from your kids’ stockings as you filled them. This recipe gives you all the chocolate you can handle, and it looks pretty, to boot!
This snowman bark is everything you want in a holiday recipe. It’s delicious, it’s festive, and most importantly, it’s easy. There are going to be plenty of recipes as the month goes along that force us to be in the kitchen for hours, so it’s always nice to find one that gets us in and out fast.
This bark is full of the sweetness of two kinds of chocolate and the saltiness of pretzels, making for a sweet and savory treat that really satisfies the tastebuds. Every bite is a little taste of the holiday season.
Snowman Bark Ingredients
This easy bark only takes a handful of ingredients to make. You’ll only need simple ingredients that are easily found at your local grocery store or maybe in your kitchen already.
- Ghirardelli chocolate melting wafers
- White candy melting wafers
- Pretzel sticks
- Holiday sprinkles
- Orange food writer
**See the recipe card at the end of the post for quantities.
Making this snowman bark recipe is as easy as the ingredient list. It only takes a few simple steps, and a few of them are simply making the snowman decoration on the bark.
Step 1: Melt the Chocolate
Melt the chocolate wafers according to the package directions, and pour it out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spread the chocolate into a thin layer with a spatula.
Step 2: Make the Snowmen
Using an orange food writer, make a nose on 4 – 5 white wafers. Then, add sets of three white wafers, one having the orange “nose”, on the chocolate. Next, break the pretzel sticks in half to make the arms for each snowman.
Step 3: Add Sprinkles
Once the snowmen have been made, sprinkle the bark with holiday sprinkles and allow it to set for 30 minutes. Slice, share, and enjoy.
Hint: Don’t stress about working with the chocolate on this recipe. As long as it’s soft enough for the white chocolate wafers to stick, it’s fine.
This bark will keep for 7 to 10 days at room temperature or in the freezer. For longer storage, you can freeze it for up to 2 months.
With a recipe this simple, there really aren’t many tips to speak of. It’s so simple, that it is almost impossible to mess it up. That being said, I have one tip that could help make things easier for you.
Prepare the Snowmen First – If you aren’t confident in your ability to work quickly enough, you can set up your snowmen ahead of time so you can easily place and press all of the snowmen pieces into the chocolate while it’s still nice and soft.
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Snowman Bark FAQ
If you have questions about this snowman bark, then we have answers. This FAQ covers all the most frequently asked questions about chocolate bark, so it’s worth a read.
Why is it called chocolate bark?
The most commonly accepted theory is that when the treat is broken up into pieces, it resembles the craggy texture of tree bark.
What’s the difference between candy melts and chocolate?
Although both candy melts and chocolate taste similar, candy melts are made with vegetable oils, while chocolate has cocoa fat.
How long is this chocolate bark good?
You can store it at room temperature or in the fridge for 7 to 10 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
How do you freeze chocolate bark?
After you’ve broken the bark up into pieces, place it in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag and freeze.
How do you defrost chocolate bark?
Simply leave it in the refrigerator overnight.
Try This Snowman Bark Today
This snowman bark is the easiest holiday treat you’ll ever make. With just a handful of simple ingredients and almost no work, you’ll be able to make up batches of this tasty treat in no time flat, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the holidays. Give it a try, and we know you’ll find yourself keeping it on hand in your home all the time.
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Easy Snowman Bark
- Parchment Lined Baking Sheet
- Microwave Safe Bowl
- Orange Food Writer
- 1 16 ounce package of Ghirardelli chocolate melting wafers
- 8 ounce white candy melting wafers
- 8-10 pretzel sticks
- Holiday Sprinkles
- Melt chocolate according to package instructions
- Pour out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Spread the chocolate around with a spatula or the back of a spoon.
- Using the orange food writer, make a nose on 4-5 white wafers.
- Add sets of 3, white wafers to the chocolate, making the snowman.
- Break the pretzel sticks in half and add the "arms"
- Sprinkle the holiday sprinkles all around.
- Let rest and harden about 30 mins Slice, share and enjoy.