Christmas Chocolate Bark
Howdy, friends! Lauren from LaurenKelp.com here & today I am sharing my absolute favorite sweet treat for the holidays. Perfect for the man in the red hat, for teacher’s presents, to give as last minute gifts to the girlfriends, or to bring to as a hostess gift. Really though, if we are being honest, there is no wrong way to give this Christmas chocolate bark and I think, once you’ve seen the recipe, you will totally agree!
There is really nothing like the last few days before Christmas, am I right? Everyone is bustling around, people are humming Christmas carols, presents are being wrapped, wreaths are being hung, and if you are like me… trees are getting decorated (whoops!). There is something happy in the air that just gets me in the holiday spirit!
I love making this dark chocolate sugared cranberry bark by the truckload because it’s relatively easy & it’s fun to assemble. You pour yourself a good glass of Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Merlot, put on a few Christmas movies, and spend the afternoon playing Mrs. Claus & whipping up some goodies.
Grab a few boxes from your local organizing store, some tissue paper & ribbons, and you’ve got yourself a really delicious & thoughtful gift for everyone on your list!
Okay, enough talking already Lauren, let’s get to the recipe! Alright, alright, here you go my little elves…
What do you think? Ready to whip up a batch? I am telling you, this bark is so fun to make & when combined with the Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Merlot – it’s magic. I love drinking this specific Merlot with the bark because the notes of black cherry & wild berry blend perfectly with the sweetness of the sugared cranberries & the savory from the pistachios. It’s the perfect indulgence to end a day of baking in the kitchen.
Photography by Constance Higley