Making Bark

I love peppermint bark, but I hate white chocolate. The kind I like best has regular chocolate underneath and white chocolate mixed with peppermint pieces on the top. But it’s kinda hard to find without paying an arm and a leg for Girardelli’s peppermint bark.

So this year I decided to make some myself. Since I’ve never made any kind of bark before (and messing up peppermint bark might be too devastating), I thought I’d experiment with some leftover candy corn we had from Halloween.

Apparently making bark has a learning curve. While the end result was edible, it was way too thick, and I didn’t end up loving the chocolate I used. But live and learn, right?

Candy Corn Bark


  • 1 Lb. chocolate chips
  • candy corn for sprinkling

Step 1: Melt the chocolate in a double boiler (or a glass bowl set over a pan of water. Stir it occasionally until it’s all melted.

For what it’s worth, I used chocolate specifically for melting and making candy. It came in a block from the grocery store:

Next time I will use semi-sweet chocolate chips. This stuff, while convenient, was way too sweet.

Step 2: Pour the melted chocolate into a baking dish lined with foil or waxed paper. Next time I will use a cookie sheet, since the bark was too thick. Sprinkle the candy corn over the top.

Step 3: Throw it in the fridge or freezer until set, then break apart and enjoy!

Does anybody out there make candy bark on a regular basis and want to impart some wisdom?

The Wife

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10 thoughts on “Making Bark

  1. Oh I am right there with you — really want to learn to master the art of making bark. I’m still at stage one though. Hoping after we get through Thanksgiving to give the first one a go. I’ll keep you posted on my attempts and I’ll watch for your next one too :-)

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