How cute does this Christmas Snowman Chocolate Bark look!
Imagine the excited squeals of kids when they see a platter of these fun and festive treats on the Christmas table or when they receive one as a gift from your child.
This delightful Christmas treat is also super easy to make. It is a great no-bake Christmas activity to do with your kids in the lead up to Christmas and then take to the various end of year Christmas parties the kids get invited to.
Other great no-bake Christmas treats to make with your kids include Christmas Reindeer Oreo Cookie Pops, Chocolate Christmas Pudding Biscuits and Candy Cane Santa Sleighs. Or a healthy and spectacular festive table centrepiece you may like to make with your kids is the Strawberry Christmas Tree.
Snowman Chocolate Bark Ingredients
- 2 Cups Dark Chocolate Baking Chips
- White Chocolate Melts
- Pretzel Sticks
- 1Tablespoon Fine Desiccated Coconut
- Black Icing Writing Gel
- Gold Icing Writing Gel
Snowman Chocolate Bark Recipe Instructions
Step 1: Gather All The Ingredients
Gather all the ingredients needed before you begin.
Line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
Cut or break the pretzel sticks into approximately 2cm lengths for the arms of the snowmen.
Step 2: Melt The Dark Chocolate Chips
Melt the dark chocolate baking chips in the microwave in 30 second bursts on 70% power, stirring the chocolate in between each burst.
Stop heating the chocolate as soon as it has melted.
Stir the chocolate until it is all smooth.
Step 3: Pour The Chocolate Into The Tray
Pour out the chocolate onto the baking paper lined tray and spread it out with a spatula.
It doesn’t matter if the chocolate doesn’t completely fill up the tray.
Step 4: Assemble the Snowmen
Start assembling the snowmen straight away before the chocolate hardens.
Use three white chocolate melts for each snowman body and scatter the snowmen across the chocolate leaving enough space to be able to cut each snowman into a separate piece.
Add two cut pretzel stick arms to each snowman.
Sprinkle a tablespoon of fine desiccated coconut across the chocolate for the snow.
Use the Icing Writing Gel to draw the eyes, mouth and nose of each snowman.
Step 5: Set Chocolate & Then Cut
Set the chocolate snowman bark at room temperature for at least an hour or set in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Cut the Snowman Chocolate Bark into serving pieces.
Enjoy now or save for your Christmas party.
Storing Snowman Chocolate Bark
You can store Snowman Chocolate Bark in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
It is best to store it at room temperature.
Gifting Snowman Chocolate Bark
This Snowman Chocolate Bark is perfect for gifting to friends, classmates, neighbours and family.
To gift place one piece featuring a snowman in a clear cellophane bag tied up with Christmas ribbon.
Recipe Tips and FAQs
Is this recipe kid-friendly to make?
Yes, kids love making this recipe. Younger kids may need a little help with melting the chocolate in the microwave and also in cutting slices of the snowman bark. Older kids should have no difficulties making this recipe on their own.
My kids don’t like dark chocolate, can I use milk chocolate instead?
Yes you can use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate. The reason I used dark chocolate was that it offered a bigger contrast to the white chocolate.
I can’t find any gold icing writing gel? What else can I use?
I used gold icing writing gel as I couldn’t find any orange icing writing gel to represent the carrot nose of the snowman. You could just use the black writing gel for the nose as well.
My dark chocolate is too thick and won’t spread easily.
You can add a little olive oil into your melted chocolate to make it thinner and easier to spread. The olive oil will be tasteless in the chocolate.
I find it hard to cut the bark into pieces. Do you have any tips?
I find it easiest to use a sharp knife and score the chocolate and then use the knife as a guide to snap the chocolate by pulling it up against the knife.
The pieces will all be different sizes and shapes, a bit like crazy paving, and that’s part of the attraction of this delicious Christmas chocolate treat.
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Ingrid is a lover of all things Christmas who has been helping make Christmas time easier and less stressful for her family and friends all her life with Christmas tips, Christmas gift suggestions, Christmas recipe inspiration and Christmas event planning.
Ingrid now shares all this Christmas information here on her Christmas Time Made Easy website. She also shares information about the best Christmas events and activities happening in her home town of Sydney, Australia.