Easy Christmas Santa and Snowman Bark

Christmas Santa and Snowman Bark comes together in under an hour for an easy no-bake treat to enjoy, gift and share with friends and family. 

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Happy Friday! This sweet treat is a festive, no-fuss treat and alternative to peppermint bark that’s readily available this time of year. I whipped up a couple of batches to send to my hubby’s office to enjoy this week.

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More of a procedure than a recipe, you can adapt this sweet treat to your taste, customizing it with the candy and sprinkles of your choice for any occasion or holiday –> see versions for Easter or Halloween.

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I picked up some chocolate foil wrapped Santas and snowmen as a festive addition to the bark. The foil covered chocolate figures pop off the candy coating, a fun surprise to be unwrapped and enjoyed along with the bark.

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In addition to your candy and sprinkles, you’ll need graham crackers and candy coating or almond bark. You can find almond bark on the baking aisle near the chocolate chips. Substitute white candy melts for almond bark if you prefer. I like the CandiQuik brand for the convenience of the disposable, microwaveable tray.

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Christmas Bark


16-ounce package vanilla-flavored candy coating / almond bark

Chocolate graham crackers

M&M’s and/or candy of choice

Chocolate foil Santas and Snowmen, if desired (I found at T.J. Maxx)

Decorative sprinkles (Sweet Tooth Fairy Christmas sprinkle mix, Michaels)

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Line a *rimmed baking sheet with wax or parchment paper so paper extends over the edges of the pan. Arrange the graham crackers so that they’re butted up against one another, piecing together as needed to fill the bottom of your pan. Don’t worry if your some of your crackers are broken, the candy coating will “glue” them together. Melt almond bark according to package directions.

*I used an 11 x 15 rimmed baking sheet. Adjust quantity of ingredients for a larger or smaller baking sheet as needed.

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Pour melted almond bark over the top of graham crackers, spreading it evenly over the surface with an offset spatula.

Add your candy and sprinkles to the top while your almond bark is warm.  For foil covered chocolates, place into candy coating but do not press down, so foil wrapped candy will easily release from bark to be eaten.  Allow bark to cool until set, about 30 minutes.

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When bark is set, use the edges of the paper to remove bark from sheet pan and transfer to cutting board. Use the tip of a knife to break/cut bark into pieces.

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Wrap bark in cellophane bags, transfer to mini treat pails for party favors, or gift in a decorative tin.

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“A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.”

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Kids will enjoy helping to make this bark too, adding the candy and sprinkles after the warm almond bark has been added to graham cracker layer, so there is no risk of burning little fingers. This is a fun treat to make when the weather outside is frightful like it is here today with cold rain and potential for ice. . . I’d much rather have snow. ❄️

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  20 comments for “Easy Christmas Santa and Snowman Bark

  1. Pat
    December 13, 2019 at 7:38 am

    I made your white chocolate cranberry orange pistachio fudge this morning to take to my tea tomorrow afternoon. It went together really fast as I chopped the chocolate yesterday. I am sure everyone will like it.

    • December 13, 2019 at 7:40 am

      Hi Pat, Thank you for letting me know, I hope it’s a hit with your tea! 🎄

  2. sue farmer
    December 13, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Can’t wait to try this!!! Will be great for Christmas Eve munching. Thanks Mary for another recipe to try!!! xoxo

  3. Clara
    December 13, 2019 at 8:03 am

    This looks delicious! Clara ❤️🎄

  4. Marjorie
    December 13, 2019 at 8:20 am

    I’ll be making this next week. Thanks for the tips about the wrapped chocolate pieces. Those add a bit of pizazz to the bark. Your presentation is always creative too. Thank you!

  5. December 13, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Such a cute idea to add the foil wrapped chocolates Mary! And I love the Sweet Tooth Fairy sprinkle mix you found!

  6. December 13, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Mary, I think this will be a little fun time with EM. Also, a great idea for my hubby’s office. It is raining and dark this morning, stay warm and cozy❤️

  7. kitty
    December 13, 2019 at 8:55 am

    I know how fabulous this bards is, Mary, having used your recipe for other seasons. It’s fun to make and so addictive. Adding the foils covered chocolate treats makes it even more festive. I’ll have to make some more soon!

    • kitty
      December 13, 2019 at 8:57 am

      What in the world…I meant bark, Mary, but my iPhone changed it to “bards”??? Sorry!

  8. kitty
    December 13, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Sorry Mary, I meant bark, not “bards”!! My iPhone had a mind of its own!

  9. Michele Klein
    December 13, 2019 at 9:58 am

    What a great idea with the chocolate graham crackers. Why didn’t I think of that……because I’m not
    as artistic as you so thank you for sharing your talents!!!!

  10. Cyndi Raines
    December 13, 2019 at 11:03 am

    “As much fun to make as it is to eat”, right? I know this to be true with your popcorn / candy trail mix, so I’m sure it is also with this too. 😁 Tomorow I’ll be making the fudge and my mouth is watering for that sweet delight! Thanks Mary for these tasty treats! 🎄🎄🎄

  11. Denise T
    December 13, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    This just makes my day, and makes my inner child very very happy. I love the addition of the foil wrapped Santas. Thank you for this fun procedure, and Merry Christmas! 🎄🎅

  12. Ellen
    December 13, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Thanks for the new ideas for the bark..I like the chocolate graham crackers idea…and the foil wrapped candy…you must stop with these recipes..my list is very extensive…and growing…I’ll be making that white chocolate fudge too!! Again, thank you! 🎄❤️❤️🎄

  13. Betsy
    December 13, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    I love making all these treats for family and my chocolate-loving colleagues. This will not last long when I take it in to the office next week. Thanks for the variety of easy treats this season!

  14. December 13, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Love the idea of adding the foil wrapped candies!

  15. Sue
    December 13, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    You are so creative! I never would have thought of adding the foil wrapped candies!

  16. December 13, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Absolutely adorable! Happy Christmastime Mary-Have Fun:@)

  17. Tricia
    December 13, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    This is Lovely. Hope You’re Feeling Better Mary. Merry Christmas!!

  18. Sandi Allen
    December 14, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Thanks for sharing this.
    It looks so good!
    I think it would be something I would whip up & take to work.

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