Rudolph Christmas Bark {So Cute & Easy!} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Rudolph Christmas Bark {So Cute & Easy!} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

This Rudolph Christmas Bark is so adorable and easy to make. Perfect for a food gift at Christmas or a fun snack for the kids. It’s so easy, the kids can even help make it. You might even turn this Christmas bark into a new family tradition.

Rudolph Christmas Bark

Rudolph Christmas Bark

Rudolph Christmas Bark

What is Chocolate Bark?

Chocolate that is spread out and decorated with dried fruit, nuts, candies, pretzels, and other toppings. Sometimes it is over a graham cracker or pretzel crust. It is then, broken up into bite-size chunks

How Did Chocolate bark Get its Name?

Chocolate bark was named bark because the rough surface resembles the texture of a tree

Rudolph Chocolate Bark

Do You Need to Have a Crust for Chocolate Bark?

No. Chocolate bark can be made solely with chocolate as the base, but pretzel and/or graham cracker crusts add another dimension of flavor.

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What are some toppings that go well on Chocolate Bark?

Chocolate bark is completely customizable. You can really go crazy with toppings. Here are some ideas for your chocolate creation…

Sweet

  • M&Ms
  • sprinkles
  • candy corn
  • pop rocks
  • peppermint candy
  • marshmallows
  • cereal
  • fruit
  • candy bars

Salty

  • potato chips
  • pretzels
  • salted nuts
  • popcorn

Rudolph Christmas Bark

Making Ahead and Storing Your Chocolate Bark

You can easily make chocolate bark ahead of time. Make your sweet treat up to one week in advance

Store this treat at room temperature in an airtight container for up to one week, but feel free to leave it out on a platter for the duration of your party

Are you ready to make your Christmas Bark? Let’s make sure you have everything you need.

Ingredients Needed:

First Layer

  • pretzels
  • sugar
  • melted butter

Second Layer 

  • Chocolate melts – Almond bark is fine, but chocolate melts are my preferred
  • tiny pretzel twists
  • candy eyes
  • red M&Ms
  • star sprinkles

How do you Make Rudolph Christmas Bark?

  • chop pretzels in a blender or place them in a bag and crush them
  • Add sugar and butter
  • Spread on baking sheet
  • Bake the crust and let cool
  • Spread melted chocolate onto the baked crust
  • Break tiny pretzel twists into antler shapes
  • add eyes, pretzel antlers, and red candy to the melted chocolate
  • sprinkle stars throughout
  • let dry and harden
  • break into chunks

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Rudolph Christmas Bark {So Cute & Easy!} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Easy to make and so festive. Christmas bark is the perfect snack to enjoy or give away.

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 minute
  • Yield: 1 dozen 1x

Ingredients

Scale

First Layer

  • 4 cups of pretzels
  • 1/4  cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter (1 whole stick)

Second Layer 

  • 12 oz. of Chocolate melts – Almond bark is fine, but chocolate melts are my preferred
  • tiny pretzel twists
  • candy eyes
  • red M&Ms
  • star sprinkles

Instructions

  • chop pretzels in a blender or place them in a bag and crush them
  • In a mixing bowl, add sugar and butter – mix well
  • Spread on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes
  • Let the crust cool
  • Melt chocolate
  • Spread melted chocolate onto the baked crust
  • Break tiny pretzel twists into antler shapes
  • add eyes, pretzel antlers, and red candy to the melted chocolate in the shape of Rudolph’s face (making several throughout the pan)
  • sprinkle stars throughout
  • let dry and harden
  • break into chunks

Notes

I don’t love Almond Bark for this recipe because it tends to stay soft. Chocolate melts harden a little better in my opinion. But, it’s completely your call. Both will work

Store at room temperature for up to 1 week

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