Made with just 2 ingredients, this easy recipe for chocolate bark produces a marbled bark that is as delicious as it is pretty!
This simple recipe for homemade chocolate bark, just like Saltine Toffee and Peppermint Bark, is a great recipe to make and package for a hostess or neighbor gifts. Or simply a decadent treat to enjoy yourself.
Sometimes simple desserts are best. Especially when it comes to chocolate. A piece of dark chocolate all on its own is usually enough to satisfy, but I also like to dress it up a bit and make simple marbled chocolate bark.
Marbled chocolate bark makes a delicious treat, is perfect to give as a gift, and is super fun to make during Halloween months--the marbled chocolate looks like a spider's web.
I also love to use this chocolate bark to dress up cupcakes or cakes. Fancy and impressive--yet so easy!
What Chocolate Should Be Used
To make marbled chocolate bark you need two colors of chocolate. I personally prefer to use dark chocolate and white chocolate, but a combination of semi-sweet and white chocolate works as well.
As for the type of chocolate, you can use chocolate chips or chocolate bars chopped into small pieces. Free free to use dairy-free or vegan-friendly chocolate if needed as well.
I do NOT recommend almond bark for this recipe. While it melts beautifully, it is not as flavorful or rich as regular chocolate.
How to Make Chocolate Bark
This recipe for chocolate bark requires a few steps, yet they are all super easy! One tip to keep in mind when making bark is to work quickly. Once your chocolate is melted, it is best to assemble the chocolate bark within 5 minutes before the chocolate has time to harden.
- Place the dark or semi-sweet chocolate into a heat-safe bowl and microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth.
- Once the chocolate is melted, repeat the process with the white chocolate.
- Pour the melted dark or semi-sweet chocolate onto a silicone mat or piece of parchment paper and using an offset spatula or the back of a spoon, spread the chocolate out into a thin even layer.
- Place a pastry bag or sandwich bag in a tall glass and drape the sides over the rim of the cup and then fill it with the melted white chocolate.
- If needed, cut off a small tip off the corner of one side of the piping/sandwich bag.
- Pipe swirls or circles randomly over the dark chocolate.
- Using a toothpick, a skewer, a butter knife, or even a fork, run lines through the white chocolate, creating a marbled, or spider-web-like effect.
- At this point, allow the chocolate to harden. You can do this at room temperature or place your chocolate bark in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
- Once the chocolate has hardened, break the bark into chunks and serve or package for gifting.
It is best to store the chocolate bark in an airtight container in a cool dark place for up to 2 weeks. I find refrigeration is best if your house is warmer than 65 degrees F.
Halloween Chocolate Bark
Because this simple chocolate bark looks like spiderwebs have been swirled into the chocolate, it makes a great Halloween Treat. Add a gummy spider to the bark and bring a smile to kids' faces!
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Easy Chocolate Bark
- 2 ounces white chocolate use chips or cut into chunks
- 8 ounces dark or semi-sweet chocolate use chips or cut into chunks
- Place the white chocolate and dark chocolate into 2 seperate heat-safe bowls. Microwave them each in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Pour the dark/semi-sweet chocolate onto a silicone mat or piece of parchment paper and spread the chocolate out to a thin layer, about ⅛-inch thick, using the back of a spoon or spatula.
- Place the melted white chocolate into a pastry bag or sandwich bag. Cut off a small tip and pipe swirls or circles randomly over the chocolate.
- Gently drag a toothpick or butter knife, through the white chocolate to create what looks like spider webs or a marbled effect.
- Allow the bark to fully harden at room temperature or place in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes to quickly harden.
- Break the bark into small pieces and store it in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry area (like the refrigerator) for up to 2 weeks.