This white chocolate bark is one of those “looks super fancy, but took me 5 minutes to make” kinda recipes.
The perfect gift for your coworkers, neighbors and friends this holiday season — if you don’t eat the entire tray of chocolate bark before wrapping it up as gifts that is! It’s perfectly sweet with a nice, crispy crunch. It’s easy to break into appropriate portion sizes, and stores well in the freezer to support your new found white chocolate bark habit!
So grab some almonds and white chocolate and let’s get melting!
How to Make White Chocolate Bark
Making this bark is super easy! First you’ll need to roast any of the nuts you plan to use in your white chocolate bark — this helps to activate the oils in the nuts and makes them more flavorful. Don’t skip this step!
While these are roasting, prep your double boiler. I do this by placing a heat safe glass bowl over a pot of water. Bring the water to a boil and place the chocolate in a bowl to melt.
Alternatively, you can do this in the microwave by placing your chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, then remove the bowl, stir the ingredients, and pop it back in until your chocolate has melted completely. (for more details, check out this guide to melting chocolate)
Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper (this will make it significantly easier to pop your bark out of the pan).
Then, either stir your bark add ins together with your melted chocolate and pour into the prepared baking sheet, or pour a base of white chocolate and sprinkle your add ins on top — this part is up to you and the bark look you’re going for.
White Chocolate Bark Ingredients
Don’t you love when a recipe only requires 2 ingredients to throw it together! That’s right, all you need to make this white chocolate bark is white chocolate and whatever add ins you’re craving!
You can use white chocolate chips or a bar of white chocolate. If you opt for a bar, be sure to break it into small chunks so the chocolate can melt evenly. Or, if you love your DIY’s, make your own white chocolate:
Sugar Free White Chocolate
Since I only cook low carb recipes, I make this white chocolate bark with my homemade sugar free white chocolate. Using homemade white chocolate requires a few extract minutes of melting and stirring ingredients together — but if you’re eating low carb foods, it’s a delicious way to enjoy your white chocolate bark for a fraction of the carbs!
If you’re using my sugar free chocolate recipe to make bark, there’s no need to make chocolate and allow it to harden only to melt it again — simply melt and stir the low carb chocolate ingredients together, then add in your white chocolate bark additions, and allow the bark to harden in the fridge!
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For my white chocolate bark, I kept it simple and low carb by adding only roasted almonds. Obviously, there are a ton of delicious ingredients you can stir into your white chocolate bark.
Here are some no-so-low-carb chocolate bark ideas:
- Pistachios + cranberries
- Peppermint extract + candy canes
- Candy — stir in your favorites, from crumbled up butterfingers to mini peanut butter cup halves. Or, Easter candy for an Easter white chocolate bark!
Here are some low carb desserts ideas, I think they’re every bit as good!
- Low carb nuts — I used almonds, you can use pistachios, walnuts or pecans.
- Low carb dark chocolate — add it in a swirl! Or add sugar free chocolate chips on top.
- Fresh low carb fruits — sliced strawberries, or raspberries are delicious.
When making this white chocolate bark buy, chop and prep the toppings before you melt the chocolate! It’ll make your life a heckova lot easier.
What To Do With White Chocolate Bark
Chocolate bark is the perfect goody bag treat for baby showers and bridal brunches. It also makes for an adorable Christmas treat to pass out to co-workers, friends and neighbors.
If you’re making this chocolate bark for your own personal stash, and don’t plan on finishing the entire batch before its time is up, place it in a resealable bag and into the freezer! You can snack on it later, or use it as white chocolate bark for melting into future recipes.
White Chocolate Bark Recipe
Sure, you can buy the white chocolate bark Walmart sells, but what fun is that? Get your DIY on, impress your friends, and fall in love with you very own, super easy and delicious bark!
I hope you enjoy this chocolate bark recipe as much as I do. Let me know what tasty ingredients you topped your bark with and how much you loved it! Enjoy!
Low Carb White Chocolate Bark
- 1 Pound White Chocolate I used this sugar free white chocolate
- 1 Cup Almonds I used skin on almonds, you can use whatever you prefer
- 1 Teaspoon Extract optional, almond, peppermint
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Place almonds in an even layer on a baking sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes.
- In a double boiler, or microwave, melt the chocolate.
- Once melted, remove from heat and stir in almonds and almond extract.
- Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
- Spread the almond and white chocolate mixture in an even layer onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Place baking sheet in the fridge until the chocolate hardens.
- Break into piece and enjoy!
- This recipe is for basic white chocolate bark. Feel free to add whatever you’re craving — cranberries, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, etc.
- To enjoy your white chocolate bark sooner, place the baking sheet in the fridge.