What better Christmas cheer is there than a homemade treat shared with those you love?
I personally love making homemade snacks and treats to give out as gifts around the holidays. Who doesn’t love an edible present? Homemade Christmas bark is one of the easiest desserts to put together- it only takes about half an hour!
For the chocolate you can choose chips or a bar. Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for 30 second intervals, stirring in-between. Once completely melted pour the chocolate over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Chocolate with cacao is a great choice if you are trying to keep this recipe healthier, especially if you choose dark!
Sprinkle the nuts and fruit over the top and slightly press them in to the chocolate. I chose to chop my nuts into fine pieces so they stick in to the chocolate better. It’s definitely important to make sure they aren’t just sitting on top or they will fall off once ready. Place in the freezer for at least half an hour. Once hardened just cut up or break into pieces! The bark can be stored in a cool place and should stay fresh for a week or two.
I have made this with both cranberries and pomegranates. Either one gives a beautiful splash of red and a burst of sweetness. I personally liked the addition of cashews because it provided the red, white and green color scheme!
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for 30 second intervals, stirring in-between. Once completely melted pour the chocolate over the prepared baking sheet.
- Sprinkle the nuts and fruit over the top and slightly press them in to the chocolate. Place in the freezer for at least half an hour.
- Once hardened just cut up or break into pieces! Can be stored in a cool place.
Fresh pomegranates can be used in place of the dried cranberries.
I wrapped these up in little gift bags and they were perfectly festive for Christmas! I will admit I have made this multiple years in a row!
For another Christmas gift idea check out my healthy alternative to puppy chow or my spiced chai chex mix! Both go great in mason jars too for easy gift giving.
Looks amazing! I bet it would be good and look really pretty with white chocolate too! That would make the Christmas colors even more obvious!
Oh yes- what a great idea!
My chocolate craving needs these 🙂 Such festive colors with the cranberries, pistachios, and cashews – perfect for the holidays!
This is so gorgeous, yummy looking and perfect for giving! Will definitely whip up a batch for last minute gifts.