It’s a given: The holidays are a time for yummy treats and recipes. And there’s nothing more unique than making an easy batch of almond bark pieces for your holiday gathering. There’s just something about taking a bite from a crisp bar of chocolate filled with yummy goodies. Thankfully, there are so many almond bark recipes to choose from.
Even if you’ve waited until the last minute to put together your holiday treats, don’t worry! Almond bark is easy to make and will definitely spread tons of holiday cheer. Here are the top 13 easy Christmas bark recipes for your holiday season.
1. Peppermint Almond Bark (Our Favorite!)
*recipe by Spaceships & Laser Beams*
Drool-worthy peppermint almond bark recipes like this one seamlessly combine an irresistible trio of white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, and yummy peppermint candy cane bits. Throw in some almonds to this layered masterpiece and it becomes a crowd-pleasing favorite that perfectly captures the essence of the holiday season. You can even easily personalize this recipe by swapping the semi-sweet chocolate chips with dark or milk chocolate based on your taste preferences. Plus, we love that this almond bark will last 2 to 3 weeks when stored in an airtight container in the fridge. It’s a true must-have treat for the holidays.
What people are saying: “Not usually a fan of candy canes, this recipe is DELICIOUS, very easy & fast to make, and a tad addictive! Very festive looking as well. Definitely recommend this holiday favorite!”
2. Traditional Chocolate Almond Bark
*recipe by Beaming Baker*
With just three simple ingredients, this recipe stands out for its simplicity and ease. In fact, prepping your mixture only takes 5 minutes and has little to no mess. Plus, this almond bark recipe is for just about anyone regardless of dietary preferences–vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Here’s an insider tip too: for an added layer of crunch, sprinkle extra almonds on top of your chocolatey mixture to elevate this classic almond bark.
What people are saying: “I’m going to have to hide this from my kids otherwise, it’ll be gone in a flash!”
3. Toasted White Almond Bark
*recipe by The View from Great Island*
This toasted white almond bark has earned its place on our list for several noteworthy reasons. Firstly, the addition of sea salt in this recipe adds a savory dimension that perfectly complements the sweetness of white chocolate. Secondly, the unique spin of deeply roasted almonds gives this bark warm nutty undertones and an extra layer of crispiness. With the entire recipe taking only 25 minutes from start to crunch, this concoction proves that a quick and flavorful holiday treat is just a few steps away.
What people are saying: “I have made this for the last couple of years, and it is always a favorite. When I purchased my almonds and chocolate this year, I inadvertently grabbed sliced almonds. So rather than make a trip to the grocery, I toasted those raw almond slices in a skillet and used them. Still absolutely delicious.”
4. Fruit Loop Cereal Almond Bark Balls
*recipe by Taste of Home*
Featuring the popular fruit loop cereal we all know and love, these almond bark balls bring a colorful and whimsical touch to holiday gatherings. We love that this recipe is unique, too. Its addition of fun elements like coconut flakes and mini marshmallows make it that much more tasty and aesthetic. This gives the treats an extra layer of festiveness and so much more flavor. Great for kids, adults, grandparents–you name it, and they will devour this almond bark recipe.
What people are saying: “It was fast and very easy to make!”
5. M&M Pretzel Almond Bark
*recipe by Mess for Less*
We think this almond bark recipe should be on everyone’s holiday food table. Topped with a tasty array of M&Ms, pretzels, and white chocolate peanut butter cups, (almonds optional) this recipe gives you that perfect balance of sweet and salty. But what really elevates this almond bark is the addition of red and green M&Ms–giving it a much-needed pop of festive color. The cherry on top (or peanut butter in this case) has to be the peanut butter drizzle topping, making this already perfect almond bark a mouthwatering and irresistible treat for the holiday season.
What people are saying: “So yummy! A good idea to make it into a gift.”
6. Dark Chocolate Almond Bark
*recipe by Build Your Bite*
Let’s start this off by applauding that this recipe is both vegan and gluten-free–offering a mouthwatering treat that all can enjoy (no matter the different dietary preferences). But what really sets this recipe apart is its addictively rich flavor that mimics a sophisticated dessert despite its simplicity and easy preparation. This recipe also stands out against others by using slivered almonds instead of whole. No more big bites of nuts getting stuck in your teeth!
What people are saying: “Made this for a Christmas party, and everyone loved it!”
7. Chex Mix Almond Bark
*recipe by Lil’ Luna*
This almond bark recipe is loved for its combination of simplicity and powerful flavor. Perfect for holiday parties or a cozy movie night in, this treat requires no more than 10 minutes to make from start to finish. Simply mix the dry ingredients, pour melted chocolate over, and spread it out on wax paper to dry for a quick and delicious snack. Another important note is that this recipe is also very easy to double for larger groups and gatherings. Plus, the option to throw in additional pantry staples like potato chips, popcorn, pretzel sticks, or any other tempting treats makes it a customizable and crowd-pleasing snack for festive occasions.
What people are saying: “This is so good it is dangerous. Since I made it for Christmas, I found vanilla-flavored marshmallows at my store. OMG! Takes the taste to a whole new, dreamy level.”
8. Candied Popcorn Almond Bark
*recipe by Allrecipes*
This candied popcorn almond bark deserves a spot on our list because of its scrumptious twist on traditional buttered popcorn. With this recipe, you can even easily add a festive touch–simply dust on colorful sprinkles while the popcorn is still warm and you have yourself a holiday treat. And with a preparation time of just 16 minutes, this dessert is not only irresistibly delicious but also quick and easy. A perfect go-to for satisfying sweet cravings!
What people are saying: “Delicious! LOVED the sweet/salty combo…a definite keeper–YUM!”
9. Toffee Almond Bark
*recipe by Baker by Nature*
Toffee and chocolatey deliciousness are only three simple ingredients away. This makes it easy to skip the grocery store and make a yummy treat at home with real, wholesome ingredients. Here’s a pro tip: use high-quality chocolate like Ghirardelli, Lindt, Godiva, or Trader Joe’s Pound Plus Bar so your almond bark hits another level of indulgence. This bark is truly unique with the touch of toffee bits that bring a classic caramel and buttery flavor to the holiday table.
What people are saying: “THESE. ARE. HEAVEN. ON THIS EARTH!!! Ahhh seriously in love with the deliciousness.”
10. Puffcorn Almond Bark Mix
*recipe by Butter with a side of Bread*
Vibrant red, white, and green colors make this almond bark candy a perfect addition to holiday celebrations. With just four ingredients and the unique ingredient puffcorn—a light and crispy, butter-flavored puff, free of kernels—this dessert is so easy to devour. The added bonus is the quick and fuss-free preparation. This festive mix comes together in minutes, making it a perfect last-minute treat for the holiday season.
What people are saying: “Super easy. Perfect ratio of almond bark to coat one bag of puffs. Can customize it easily for other seasons or change taste for Christmas with crushed candy canes. Perfect for those who like a mix of salty and sweet.”
11. Fruit Almond Bark with Cranberry
*recipe by Bake Play Smile*
This fresh fruit almond bark serves as a delicious late-night snack or a great gift for friends and family during the holiday season. It’s also an ideal recipe for busy schedules. With just three simple ingredients (chocolate, almonds, and dried cranberries) this recipe is quick–so quick that you can prep everything in less than 5 minutes. Plus, the convenience extends to cleanup. The entire process requires just one bowl, meaning almost no mess at all. We also love the flexibility of this recipe. Feel free to make this treat ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to two weeks. Hello, stress-free holiday planning!
What people are saying: “Awesome combination! And my kinda easy recipe!”
12. Peanut Butter Marshmallow Almond Bark
*recipe by Butter with a side of Bread*
Now this is a fun twist on traditional almond bark. This recipe showcases the irresistible combination of chocolate chips, peanut butter, and mini marshmallows. Our favorite ingredient is peanut butter, which enhances the entire treat’s flavor profile. For those who enjoy a bit of crunch, opting for crunchy peanut butter adds a crisp texture to this bark. And with the recipe yielding 20 servings, it’s the perfect option for sharing at an intimate friend or family gathering.
What people are saying: “Wow that was amazing! I always enjoy a chocolate/peanut butter combo, but add some marshmallow in, and I am in love! This did not last long in my house!”
13. Crispy Chocolate Almond Bark
*recipe by Chocolate Chocolate and More*
Can you believe this almond bark only calls for two ingredients? This crispy chocolate almond bark recipe has rightfully earned its place on our list because of its unique crispiness derived from Rice Krispies. And it’s not just any ol’ crunch. It’s a delicate crunch similar to popping air bubbles with each bite. We know what you’re thinking, too. Rice Krispies are pretty plain–but hold on. While this cereal may be bland on its own, when combined with chocolate, it creates an irresistible duo. For a more festive touch, add Christmas sprinkles and almonds on top to enhance the holiday effect.
What people are saying: “This bark is SUPER pretty, and adding in Krispies was brilliant-so crunchy and delish!”