Are you still looking for a quick and easy holiday treat to make for family and friends?  Or maybe to give as gifts to friends and neighbors?  This Easy Holiday Bark recipe is the one for you!

Really!  This Easy Holiday Bark is just that EASY!  It needs just 2 basic ingredients and whatever toppings you have in the pantry.  It’s a great holiday kitchen craft for the kids to make, it’s that easy!  All you need is a microwave and aluminum foil.

And trust me your family and friends will love it!  This Easy Holiday Bark also makes a great neighbor gift, just pack it in clear ziplock bags, add a ribbon, and voilà!  You’ve got a tasty gift!

I made 2 different types of Easy Holiday Bark; peppermint and pretzel bark.  You can literally top it with anything you want, like maybe crushed potato chips!  Yes I said potato chips!  Have you ever had chocolate covered potato chips?  It’s salty and sweet, and oh so yummy!

So here’s the basic recipe!  The toppings are up to you![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

Ingredients:

3 Cups Semi-Sweet chocolate chips

2 Tbls.  Shortening

Toppings:  crushed candy canes, pretzels, nuts, M&M’s, Sprinkles, Potato Chips, etc.

Procedure:

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil

Place chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl.

Microwave on 50% or defrost setting in 1 minute increments about 3 times.  Stir between increments.  Do this until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth.  If chocolate hasn’t melted yet microwave in 30 second increments until it does.

Stir in shortening and stir until the mixture is smooth.

Spread melted chocolate onto foil to form a layer about 1/2″ thick.

Top with desired toppings.  I used crushed candy cane for my Peppermint Bark and Mini Pretzels and Christmas Sprinkles for my Pretzel Bark.

Place in refrigerator for about 60 – 90 minutes or until the chocolate has solidified.

Break off pieces and enjoy!

Told you it was easy!

Easy Holiday Bark
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  1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil
  2. Place chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave on 50% or defrost setting in 1 minute increments about 3 times. Stir between increments. Do this until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth. If chocolate hasn't melted yet microwave in 30 second increments until it does.
  3. Stir in shortening and stir until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Spread melted chocolate onto foil to form a layer about 1/2" thick.
  5. Top with desired toppings. I used crushed candy cane for my Peppermint Bark and Mini Pretzels and Christmas Sprinkles for my Pretzel Bark.
  6. Place in refrigerator for about 60 - 90 minutes or until the chocolate has solidified.
  7. Break off pieces and enjoy!
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