Homemade Holiday Bark

I love receiving homemade holiday gifts. I have given and received many DIY gifts, which have included bath salts, oat milk baths, chapstick, granola, chocolate, pickles you name it!!

This super easy and yummy gift is a fun sweet treat that you can share with your friends and family!

Below I will share a basic recipe for bark and you can totally make it your own by mixing and matching different ingredients to make the bark that would be best suited for the person you’re gifting it to!

I made two kinds this holiday season, pomegranate pistachio and orange coconut.


16oz dark chocolate

Optional Add ins:
1 cup of pomegranate seeds or dried fruit
1/2 cup coconut flakes
flakey sea salt
2 teaspoons orange zest

1/2 cup candied nuts:
1/2 cup nuts
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

  2. Melt chocolate in a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water. Make sure the water does not touch the glass bowl.

  3. Stir the chocolate until it melts.

  4. If making candied nuts, melt butter and sugar in a pan and add nuts

  5. Stir until coated

  6. Spread the nut mixture if using out on the baking sheet and coat with melted chocolate

  7. Sprinkle any dried fruit or additional add-ins over the bark

  8. Transfer to the fridge or freezer to harden

  9. When the bark has hardened, break it up and wrap in individual bags or glass containers for gift giving!

  10. Make sure you save some for yourself!!

Gabrielle Kassin