White Chocolate Christmas Bark – Get into the holiday spirit with our recipe, for White Chocolate Christmas Bark. This delightful treat combines chocolate with festive Christmas sprinkles and the classic red and green M&Ms making it the perfect snack for the holiday season. Whether you’re hosting a party or looking for a gift this recipe is guaranteed to spread joy!
The first time I made this White Chocolate Christmas Bark it was a snowy evening and we had carols playing softly in the background. The kitchen was filled with the aroma of melting chocolate creating an atmosphere of anticipation. When my husband and child took their bite of this creation their eyes filled with delight. It has now become a tradition in our home reminding us of the warmth and love that fills the holiday season.
What makes this White Chocolate Christmas Bark truly special?
What sets this White Chocolate Christmas Bark apart? Firstly it’s incredibly simple to make requiring a few ingredients. Its versatility is another advantage. You can personalize it by adding toppings or using types of chocolate. Additionally it’s an activity to involve kids in; not only is it a treat but also provides an opportunity, for fun family bonding.
What You Need To Make This White Chocolate Christmas Bark Recipe?
White Chocolate Candy Melts: These fun little candies melt beautifully creating a base, for our delightful toppings. Opt for a high-quality brand to acquire that velvety texture that truly makes this bark captivating. Remember, the better the chocolate, the more smiles you’ll see around the table.
Christmas Festive Sprinkles: These aren’t just your sprinkles; they are like shots of happiness! Each adorable dot and star carries a burst of color and a glimmer of holiday magic. They remind me of the twinkling lights on a Christmas tree adding that dazzle to our bark.
Red and Green M&Ms: These timeless candies are more than treats; they evoke sentiments of nostalgia. The red and green colors illustrate the essence of Christmas cheer making our bark as merry as it is tasty. Who can fight the joy of pressing them into the chocolate and constructing artwork of your own?
Steps To Make White Chocolate Christmas Bark:
Step 1: To start begin by melting the chocolate in a microwave-safe dish. Use intervals of 15 to 30 seconds stirring frequently to ensure that the chocolate melts evenly and doesn’t burn. Once it’s all melted pour the chocolate onto a tray lined with parchment paper spreading it, out to 1/4 inch thickness.
Step 2: Now comes the exciting part. Time to decorate! Get your sprinkles and M&M candies ready. Gently press the M&Ms into the chocolate so they stick well then generously sprinkle on the sprinkles for that touch.
Step 3: Lastly put the bark in the refrigerator until it sets completely. Once firm break it into uneven pieces. There’s nothing, like sharing this delight with others and experiencing pure joy!
Tempering chocolate might sound like a chef’s technique, but it’s a simple step that can take your Christmas Bark to the next level. When you temper white chocolate, it sets up with a glossy finish and a satisfying snap, just like artisanal chocolate treats. It also prevents the chocolate from developing a grayish-white “bloom” over time.
Here’s a quick way to temper in your kitchen:
- Chop your white chocolate candy melts into small, uniform pieces for even melting.
- Melt about 2/3 of your chocolate either in a double boiler or using a microwave in short bursts, stirring frequently. Heat it until it’s just melted but not too hot (about 110°F).
- Remove from heat and add the remaining 1/3 of the chocolate. Stir continuously until the chocolate cools down to about 80°F.
- Briefly reheat to 86°F, then it’s ready to use! This final step ensures your chocolate is in the perfect state for setting up firm and glossy.
By tempering your chocolate, you not only enhance the texture and appearance of your Christmas Bark but also add a touch of professional craftsmanship to your homemade treat!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use different types of chocolate?
Of course! You’re welcome to use types of chocolate for some diversity. Give milk or dark chocolate a try. See which one you prefer.
How should I store the Christmas Bark?
To keep your Christmas Bark fresh store it in a place, inside an airtight container. If you’d like you can also refrigerate it to maintain its texture and taste.
Can I add other toppings?
Absolutely! Don’t hesitate to add your touch by experimenting with different toppings. Crushed candy canes, nuts or dried fruits are options that can elevate the flavor and presentation of your Christmas Bark.