Are you ready for the easiest Christmas treat you could ever make? Good, because it’s here just in time for your last-minute holiday gift giving! In this version, I chose to use dried cherries, cacao nibs and walnuts. But, I’ve also made this with chopped up candy canes which was also really nice. Ultimately, you can choose whatever toppings you’d like!
This Christmas bark can be made in two ways, with one being a little easier than the other. I’ll give you both recipes so that you can take your pick and customize as much as you like. In fact, I had to come up with a second way because when I went back to the grocery store to get more supplies to make the original recipe, they were out of cacao butter! So, I had to improvise!
I hope you love this bark as much as I do and get to share it with your loved ones. Merry Christmas!
Christmas Bark #1
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup cacao nibs
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Other toppings could include: chopped candy canes, pistachios, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, orange zest etc.
Melt the chocolate bars in a double boiler until smooth.
Pour chocolate into a parchment lined cookie sheet, making sure there is enough paper to keep the chocolate contained.
Sprinkle your toppings over top evenly.
Place bark in the fridge making sure that it is flat. Let chill for about 30 minutes.
Christmas Bark #2
1 8 oz package cacao butter
2/3 cup cacao powder
3 tbsp monk fruit sweetener or coconut sugar, or maple syrup
Choice of toppings (see above for ideas)
Place all ingredients in a double boiler and melt until smooth.
Taste and adjust to sweet preference.
Pour into a parchment lined cookie sheet, being sure the paper keeps the chocolate contained.
Put toppings on top of the chocolate and chill for about 30 minutes in the fridge.