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 0:10


Topping ideas

  • 1 tablespoon All-Purpose Caramel from the Lexi's Clean Kitchen Cookbook
  • 1-2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1/2- 1 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!
  • Recipe Notes

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

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    Try these bark variations:

    Orange Zest and Sea Salt Bark


    Sea Salt Trail Mix Bark



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