Two Ingredient Chocolate Bark

filed under: Candy on December 11, 2014

This easy chocolate bark is a fun way to create a seasonal design that incorporates the things people love. Chocolate and fun! If you are looking for more fun chocolate creations, try my best chocolate cake or cookie recipes!

Chocolate Bark with amazing patterns on the back!! SO easy to do!

Chocolate Bark

One day I was looking at some old silicone fondant mats (that I have basically never used!) and decided that they would be a perfect way for creating chocolate bark!  That very day I tested out my theory and it worked brilliantly. However, I ended up using my plastic fondant mats and found the smaller size and rectangle shape to be easier to work with. I used these fondant impression mats that were sitting in the back of my prop closet.  They are beyond cheap… I think $5 for a set of four.

PRO TIP: Got kids? If you don’t have fondant mats, try using play-doh accessories! Just make sure they are very clean!

Christmas Bark with amazing patterns on the back!! SO easy to do!

What is Chocolate Bark?

Anano Chocolate says that Chocolate bark is a type of confection that was named because of it’s resemblance to the bark of trees. It is made with melted, tempered chocolate, which is poured onto a flat surface to create a thin “sheet” of chocolate. It can be made using any type of chocolate you prefer! The quality of the chocolate is an important factor, so use the best quality chocolate you can. My top 2 favorites are milk chocolate and white chocolate.

Christmas Bark with amazing patterns on the back!! SO easy to do!

How to Make Decorative Chocolate Bark

So let’s talk about those fondant mats again. They come in every design you can think of… and all extrememly easy to use.

Simply pour your chocolate onto the mat.  No preparing necessary, no butter or spray or parchment.

Christmas Bark with amazing patterns on the back!! SO easy to do!

Smooth out with an offset spatula and set on a level surface in the fridge or freezer.  I tend to pop in the freezer because I like to be able to sample in a matter of a few minutes! The bark will easily just pop right off of the mat.  You can break it up in a rustic pattern by hand or cut it into uniform pieces for easy gift giving.

Chocolate Bark with amazing patterns on the back!! SO easy to do!

You don’t have to stick with the Christmas theme… it can be sprinkles or even a New Years Eve theme!

New Years Eve Chocolate Bark with amazing patterns on the back!! SO easy to do!

This is gold sprinkles with mini marshmallows. Be careful when choosing your sprinkles though! I much prefer jimmies on bark as the small round non-perils can have a hard crunch that is not fun when you are biting into smooth and creamy chocolate.

Chocolate Bark with amazing patterns on the back!! SO easy to do!

You can use most bark recipes with the method, and believe me, I am.

This is truly such a fun and easy way to make your holiday snacking and gifting EXTRA special!!

Two Ingredient Chocolate Bark
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Easy and fun, and of course delicious!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate bark
Servings: 6
Author: Amanda Rettke
Ingredients
  • 1 cup chocolate- dark, semi, milk, bittersweet, or white
  • Decoration of choice- like sprinkles, jimmies, or candy
Instructions
  1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Melt the chocolate according to the packaging using the stovetop or microwave method.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate over the decorative mats.
  4. Spread the chocolate in a 1/4-inch even layer.

  5. Evenly sprinkle the decoration of your choice (sprinkles, chocolate chips, mints, rock candy) over the chocolate edge to edge.
  6. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes until firm.
  7. Allow the bark to come to room temperature before serving.
  8. You may need more melted chocolate depending on the size of your decorative mat.
Making Chocolate Bark decorative is a LOT easier than you would think!

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  • Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour says:

    I love this idea! The end result is so cool!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks! Yes, so easy and so cool!

  • Tonia from TheGunnySack says:

    I’ve never seen such gorgeous Christmas bark! I’ve got to give this a try.

    • Amanda says:

      It takes like 15 minutes from beginning to end. Super easy and fun!

  • Monica says:

    I need to find myself some silicon fondant mats! This is such a fun, festive idea and for me, the more chocolate the better at the holidays, and any time. : ) P.S. – I just read your article on W-S Taste; those sugar cookies look delicious and it was a great read!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you so much! That was super sweet of you to read. 🙂

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    I have those mats! Never thought to use them to make chocolate bark. LOVE this idea! So so pretty!!

    • Amanda says:

      I felt the same way when I saw that Manuela did it… such a great idea!!

  • Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl says:

    LOVE this! These are so cute!! This is so clever!

  • Chichi says:

    Love the idea of using the mats. Really pretty and decorative as well

  • Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says:

    What cool textures!

  • [email protected] Me A Scone says:

    What a great idea! The end result looks so artistic!

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says:

    So I think I need to start scrolling through Instagram more with you because this is sensational. I love the beautiful textures!!

  • Kelly says:

    This is gorgeous! I love that you used the fondant mats for the print. ! I have them and I can’t wait to try this! Brilliant idea!

  • Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture says:

    Wow these are so pretty! I had never even heard of a fondant mat before… ah, the things the internet teaches me every day. And all those sprinkles…. so stinking cute!!

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts says:

    you totally have me craving some chocolate bark now!!

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

    I love how simple yet beautiful this bark is. I think I need to come raid your prop closet!!

  • Barbara @ Barbara Bakes says:

    This is such a fabulous idea. I’m definitely giving it a try as soon as I buy some mats.

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says:

    Amanda, loved seeing you in Iowa. . through IG. . working your magic. 🙂 I love this bark!!! This is such a cool idea! And now I need fondant impression mats and I need to visit Bakerella’s new line!! Wow, what a great idea from Manuela . . will have to check out her blog!! TGIF, girl!

  • Linda says:

    So clever, cute and quick! I like it! I’d love it of you shared this at Holiday Best with Tumbleweed Contessa.

    Linda
    http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/holidaybest/

  • Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says:

    I love Manuela! She has the most beautiful Instagram feed. I still haven’t tried this technique for making bark but it looks gorgeous!

  • sue|theviewfromgreatisland says:

    This is brilliant, it takes such an easy idea and elevates it to perfect gift status!!

  • Wenderly says:

    Just brilliant AND beautiful! I need to get some of these mats asap!!

  • Annie @ ciaochowbambina says:

    Gosh! This is the cutest bark!! Clever idea!!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Annie! Manuela has great ideas!

  • Laura @Petite Allergy Treats says:

    Such an easy yet beautiful addition to any bark. I’ll have to look for those mats. Pinned

    • Amanda says:

      Agree! Thanks for pinning!

  • Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says:

    I love how easy these are! I wish I had some of those mats so I could try it out ASAP — I’m going to have to look into them!

    • Amanda says:

      I think you can get them most anywhere, even walmart!

  • Becca from It's Yummi! says:

    This bark is so flippin’ pretty!! Not QUITE too pretty to eat, though 😉

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks sweety! Have a blessed day!

  • Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch says:

    Oh my goodness this is brilliant! I will have to try it out!

  • Chineka @ Savor The Baking says:

    wow…That is a clever idea and the designs in the bark are so pretty. Breaking out my fondant impression mats now!

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