Christmas Tree Candy Bark
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Recipe courtesy of Sarah Holden for Food Network Kitchen

Break-Apart Christmas Tree Candy Bark

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min (includes setting time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
Instead of melting on the stovetop or in a microwave, candy melting wafers are gently melted in a low oven to make this break-apart bark. Not only does this cut down on dishes but also the wafers can be arranged in the design of a Christmas tree before melting. We love topping this bark with gingerbread cookies and candied ginger, but feel free to try different holiday flavors, like chocolate cookies with candy canes.



  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment.
  2. With a short side of the prepared baking sheet facing you, arrange the white candy melting wafers on the prepared sheet tray in a 9-by-10-inch rectangle, leaving an empty 5 1/2-by-7-by-7-inch triangle in the center (vertically; this will be the Christmas tree). Fill the triangle with the green candy melting wafers. Place in the oven until the candy melting wafers are glossy and begin to melt, 3 to 4 minutes. Immediately use a small offset spatula to smooth and spread the white candy melting wafers. Use a clean small offset spatula to spread and smooth the green melting wafers. Go back over the triangle in small downward textured strokes to create the appearance of branches on a Christmas tree.
  3. Arrange the candy-coated chocolates in a decorative pattern across the tree to create a string of lights. Arrange the 5 yellow chocolates at the top of the tree in the shape of a star, setting each chocolate on its edge. Decorate the remaining space on the tree with gold sugar pearl sprinkles
  4. If using gingersnap cookies, break them into bite-size pieces. Decorate the white space around the tree with the whole gingerbread men or gingersnap cookie pieces, yogurt-covered pretzels, candied ginger and holiday sprinkles, leaving just a little white space in between. Let the bark sit at room temperature until fully set, about 45 minutes.
  5. To serve, break the bark into bite-size pieces.