Try This: Homemade Candy Bark

How to make candy barkAlmost every year, around Easter time, I make a big batch of candy bark. As if this season needs any more candy! I pretty much change up the batch every time, adding whatever I have on hand or whatever I'm into that year flavor-wise. I was digging around the archives and found this post where I shared a candy bark recipe. I also have very, very blond hair in that post. 🙂

This year I wanted to make something colorful and then something that combined salty and sweet.Every year I make candy bark for EasterFor my colorful candy bark I used white chocolate accented with sprinkles, dots and gummy bears!Awesome flavor combo-chocolate and potato chipsTo satisfy my salty sweet craving I made candy bark from dark chocolate with potato chips. I love dark chocolate and potato chips! I added gold sprinkles for glamour.How to make candy bark at homeTo make all you have to do is melt the chocolate, either on the stove top or in the microwave. Pour it onto a plate or tray lined with wax paper. And then sprinkle on the goods. Let the chocolate set (to speed up the process you can pop the whole thing in the refrigerator or freezer).

Also, that's not my hand adding sprinkles. That's Trey's hand trying to steal a chip. What a little thief.Easy homemade candy barkWhite chocolate candy barkOnce the chocolate has hardened break the bark up into manageable pieces. Try to evenly distribute candies within every bite. You can store candy bark in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Or you can wrap it in little gift bags and pass them out to office friends or family members.Dark chocolate and potato chips!Potato chip candy barkYum! The potato chip candy bark is best eaten the first day it's made. If you do store them be sure to keep them free of moisture or too much open air. You don't want the chips to get soggy or stale. Homemade candy barkWhat about you? Do you have any special foods or treats you always make this time of year? Happy Holidays! xo. Emma

P.S. Want more salty sweet? Try potato chip brownies or this sweet and salty dessert table

  • OMG! I love sweet and salty! I must try this. Thank you for sharing looks fun and so good.

    Ariana
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  • looks cute. it’s a bummer the ingredients are all nutritionally horrible for us.

    i’m still waiting for you to work with natural, whole ingredients! vanilla beans, real cacao, raw desserts. it’s the newest trend in food and seems to be your style!=)

    thisrawesomeveganlife.com just posted a cake that i think will inspire anyone. just fruit, nuts and coconut oil. gorgeous and healthy to boot!

  • Looks good and so easy to make. I’ll have to try that. We don’t have any special treats every year, we just love chocolate and cakes and cupcakes … it never gets boring.

  • Fantastic!!! Think I will have to make these with the kids.

  • send me that potato chip chocolate bark HOLY MOLY!

    grace
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  • This looks great! I’m not so keen on the chips idea… I can’t imagine chips and chocolate, but I can think of lots of possibilities!

  • Oh yum- that looks so good and fairly easy to make. I might just do so for this weekend!

  • Wow. This looks amazing I would have never known to make it this way! Will have to try it. Thanks. xo www.ladylux.com

  • EMMA! I love your hair that blonde in the other post! And I’m gonna have to try this salty/sweet bark, yum.
    Drey – highdollarhippie.blogspot.com

  • Yum! How cute and fun!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
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  • That looks absurd and delicious. Crazy combos are always the best.

    Mary
    http://balancingitblog.com

  • Wow, interesting!) I`m wondering how does it taste I`ll try it)
    Thank you!

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  • How can you eat so much sweet stuff and stay so beautifully thin 😉

    I usually make Easter Nests, but will try this today I think.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/eastereggnests_93841

  • yum! We bake babka (Polish yeast cake), hot-cross buns, apple cake & sometime cheesecakes – we like our baked goods in this household, lol

  • Never heard of candy bark before so hurray for this!! Going to try this weekend 🙂

  • Mmmmm!!! Going to try the potatoe chip one, it’s not like it will last longer than a day anyway haha! I love dark chocolate with roasted sesame and sunflower seeds. Honestly try it, it’s amazing. xx

  • Ooooo my friend used salted popcorn in hers, it was amazeballs! this looks so good.

  • AHHH I WANNA TRY IT RIGHT NOW!!! IT LOOKS SO TASTY AND FUNNY!!! BRAVO!!!
    xoxo

  • Oops! too much candy and junk food. I’m on a dieting spree these days.

  • My sister would love that gummy bear bark haha that would be her favourite for sure.

    xo Emily @ http://www.hungrydelights.com/

  • I would never ever have thought of potato chips and dark chocolate but considering how much I love popcorn mixed with m&ms at the movies this sounds like HEAVEN! Yum yum yum…

  • Looks yummy and way easier way to make candy bark then I have in the past. Love it.
    Carlee
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  • ooooh how delicious! I am not much of a baker (but do love sweet treats) so this is PERFECT!

  • My grandkids love Resurrection Cookies for Easter. The story of the cookies goes along with the recipe.

    “Resurrection Cookies”
    This is a great recipe to teach your Children the REAL story of Easter. That the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior is not dead but has Risen. We serve a Risen Savior……This activity can be done as a “family” or for Sunday School. Of course the Sunday School option might be to hand it out to the class with a note to the parents. Grandparents might considering doing this with their grandchildren this year too!!!
    You will need:
    1 cup whole pecans
    1 teaspoon vinegar
    3 egg whites
    a pinch salt
    1 cup sugar
    a zipper baggy
    1 wooden spoon
    scotch tape
    Bible
    Instructions:
    These are to be made the evening before Easter. Preheat oven to 300F.
    *** (this is very important — don’t wait until you are half done with the recipe).
    Place pecans in zipper baggy and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read: John 19:1-3
    Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp vinegar into mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross He was given vinegar to drink. Read: John 19:28-30
    Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read: John 10:10&11
    Sprinkle a little salt into each child’s hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers,
    and the bitterness of our own sin. Read: Luke 23:27
    So far the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1 c. sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him. Read: Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16
    Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed.
    Explain that the color white represents the purity in God’s eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus. Read: Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3
    Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoon onto waxed paper covered cookie sheet.
    Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid.
    Read: Matthew 27:57-60
    Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF.
    Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door.
    Explain that Jesus’ tomb was sealed. Read: Matthew 27:65-66
    GO TO BED!
    Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus’ followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read: John 16:20&22

    On Resurrection Sunday (Easter) morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Easter, everyone was amazed to find the tomb open and empty. Read: Matthew 28:1-

  • Oh my gosh those look absolutely delicious! Definitely a must try for my recipe book, after I get around to all of those other great recipes you guys have posted.
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  • YUM! what an easy and delicious treat to make and take to someone!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.blogspot.com

  • I loveeeee peppermint bark!!! I know it’s just chocolate with candy on top but I never think to make it myself. But that potato chip bark I just gotta try. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • I like seeing this because it gives me new ideas. I have been making a semi-sweet/white chocolate swirl with salty peanuts for a few years. I found the recipe in a Martha Steward Living. Your post gives me some more possibilities. Thanks!

  • Okay that sounds amazing with the dark chocolate.. maybe some almonds toasted? mmmm so good guys!

  • These barks so much fun! I would never have thought of these combos!
    I made a cranberry hazelnut bark during the holidays this year that was so delish:

    http://atticlace.blogspot.com/2012/12/cranberry-hazelnut-chocolate-bark-here.html

    Xo
    Sarah
    Attic Lace

  • My mouth is water!!! It looks sooooooooooooo DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ><' Thank you Emma! XO! ♥

  • i must try this!!
    chocolate and haribo…. my two fave things in one… it doesnt get better than that!
    🙂
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  • I made something similar in a bunny mold for Easter!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/84128295@N04/8589415783/

  • YUM! I didn’t realize how easy this is to make 🙂 Ps-you’re beautiful no matter what but I think the super blonde hair suits you SO well! Just my humble opinion.

  • I made a delicious Halloween bark last year and put potato chips in it. It was so good! I also salted it for a little more salty sweet flavor. Best decision ever! These look fantastic! Yumm 🙂

  • OMG! It’s my favorite combination of savory and sweet! What a creative candy. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this!

    http://www.sincerelysammie.com/

  • The potato chip one sounds yummy! I’ve never tried that one before 🙂

    We normally have a veggie roast dinner with all the trimmings. We also make chocolate mini egg nests.

    Lulu xx

    https://www.luluslittlewonderland.blogspot.com

  • Mmmm! My mom makes candy bark for Christmas and Easter! It’s my favourite! 🙂 Love the chip idea, sweet+salty= YUM!

  • that looks so incredible! Killing me with the deliciousness! I need to make my own mixes
    🙂
    Happy Easter
    Love you girls
    Ko-Shin
    http://www.diamondlifeandstyle.com

  • I made this recipe yesterday 🙂 But only chocolat and penauts 😀 love it *

  • We’re making homemade pretzels (traditionally an Easter treat), and I’m thinking of making a pallet of pastel beer cheeses for them just for fun.

  • It looks soooo delicious !!
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    Love from Paris

  • Oh this would be perfect to take with me when I’ve to write my A-levels/final exams/ Abitur. I’ve to write it down to still remember it in 2 weeks! But I think this is a motivation treat for studying, too 🙂

  • I have a love-hate relationship with this post… 🙂 trying to be healthy with bathing suit weather right around the corner but really want to try this. Thanks. I think.

  • love this recipe.so easy to make. Do I need to store in refrigerator?

    xo janika
    http://lovelybusybee.blogspot.com

  • Yummmm!I’d never have thought to put crisps with chocolate, but I am suddenly super keen to give it a try xxx

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  • This is such a great idea, can’t wait to try it out!

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  • Why have a never thought of melting chocolate and putting potato chips in it!? Sounds fantastic!

    xo
    Diana
    http://unusuallylovely.com

  • Absolutely amazing!

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  • Oh boy, now my mouth is watering and I’m craving sweets. These look beyond yummy.

    www.CitrusBlonde.com

  • thanks for sharing! this is so simple and easy but I never would have thought of it. you could so easily do this with ingredients you have hanging out in the pantry!

  • Not so sure how I feel about the gummy bears, but chips and chocolate are sooo good together!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

  • Looks amazing!

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  • Love the colors of the gummy bears with the white chocolate! Great idea!

  • Love the salty and sweet combination, definitely would try the chocolate and potato chip bark!

  • feels like I’m a child again !! love it…

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  • Your posts brighten up my day!

    Love it!

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  • perfect idea !!! so clever and so easy to prepare 🙂
    xoxo

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  • Dark chocolate and chips. Sounds so good.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

  • Oh that Candy Bark looks so good! Love the big chewy lollies stuck through it.

  • Looks like a great activity to do with kids over the holiday weekend! I’d like to try the potato chip version!!

    http://sarahthearchitect.com/

  • The chocolate and crisps one looks yummy! (I am from the uk originally so they are crisps not chips!)

  • That looks amazing!!! I wonder what it would taste like if you put pop rocks on there 🙂

    I am making that chocolate and potato chip bark like…as soon as I get home haha.

  • I highly recommend whipping up some dark chocolate peppermint bark – you can crush up candy canes (or any type of mint-y hard candy if it’s not around Christmas) and throw in a few drops of peppermint oil. It’s SO good!

  • I’m not a huge candy/gummy fan, but I do love chocolate, especially when there is a salty element to it (sea salt chocolate is my favorite).

  • I didn’t know it could be so easy. Thanks!

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  • This looks so yummie 😀 I’m gonna try and make this for my boyfriend’s sister’s birthday this week 😀 Hopefully it turns out all right!

  • I LOVE homemade chocolate bark!! One of my favourites is white chocolate and crushed candy canes. Something about mint and white chocolate…game changing 😉

  • Oh my gosh this looks great! I may have to experiment a bit with the white chocolate! My fav! 🙂

    Thanks for the great idea

    xx
    Nicole

  • I like the color addition of the gummy bears! For easter I always have to have empty tomb rolls, they are so fun!

  • Hi!! No, I don’t… But I would really like to try your proposals!!!! 🙂
    xo
    www.serendipitystyle7.blogspot.com

  • This looks yummy. The chocolate and potato chips look interesting for sure. Must try them soon!

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