Homemade Bark

This homemade bark is the best holiday gift! It’s delicious, customizable, and festive. Everybody will love these gift bags, and the bonus of a copper cookie cutter! 

Homemade Bark

Day 3 of DIY Gift Week is here!

Monday: Espresso Candied Pecans

Tuesday: Best Ever Chicken Rub


When I was a teacher, a student brought me in a package of homemade bark made in cookie cutters, and it was the cutest, most festive holiday treat! I’ll be gift giving bark all season long! 

Homemade Bark

What you’ll need:

Plastic Bags


Cookie Cutters

Card Stock (White) Card Stock (Brown)

Printable Labels

Homemade Bark


Homemade Bark

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 min


  • 1 10 oz. bag dark chocolate or chocolate of choice

Topping ideas:

  • 1 tablespoon All-Purpose Caramel from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook
  • 12 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1/21 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dried bing cherries, golden raisins, or dried fruit of choice
  • 1/4 cup nuts or seeds of choice, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut


  • Heat chocolate using a double broiler method (Bring one inch of water to a simmer in a small pot. Set the heatproof bowl over the mouth of the pot (water should not touch the bottom of the bowl). Stir chocolate as it softens. When you have just a few small unmelted chunks, remove bowl from heat and stir to melt the rest).
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour out chocolate and lightly spread into a rectangle onto parchment paper. Place into the fridge until bark hardens.
  • If using cookie cutters: lightly grease and pour chocolate to desired thickness (1/4 inch or so). Add toppings and place in fridge until bark hardens.
  • Wrap in cellophane with a bow for the perfect holiday gift!
  • Notes

  • Store in the refrigerator until ready to gift.
  • Homemade Bark

    Download your free printable labels here!

    Try these bark variations:

    Orange Zest and Sea Salt Bark


    Sea Salt Trail Mix Bark



    Grab your free printable labels here!

    Happy DIY gift week! Check back for more the rest of the week!

    December 7, 2016

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