Of course, I wait until the last minute to make a treat to take to a holiday party. The day of the party. 🤦‍♀️ But never fear, if you’re a procrastinator like me, I have a go-to holiday treat that is super easy and budget-friendly. And I should mention it’s the yummiest thing ever and you can make it dozens of different ways. Can it get any better?!

It’s chocolate bark. Here are the super quick and easy steps and five delicious combinations.

Easiest, Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Holiday Treat Ever!

How To Make

1- Melt chocolate chips

I always use dark chocolate. One, because it’s a little better for you. And two, I like the bitter taste to balance out all the sweetness I pile on top.

Easiest, Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Holiday Treat Ever!

Microwave the chocolate chips for one minute, stir, then microwave for another 30 seconds.

Easiest, Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Holiday Treat Ever!

To fill a standard baking sheet pan I used two 10 oz. bags of dark chocolate chips.

2- Spread melted chocolate in pan lined with parchment paper

You can make it as thin or as thick as you want. A good rule of thumb is about a quarter inch thick.

Easiest, Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Holiday Treat Ever!

3- Layer on your toppings

You can layer on your toppings as thin or thick as you like. I like to really load mine up! Make sure you pat the toppings down into the chocolate so they will stick to it.

Easiest, Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Holiday Treat Ever!
Easiest, Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Holiday Treat Ever!

4- Chill in fridge for at least one hour

Easiest, Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Holiday Treat Ever!

5- Break apart

Easiest, Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Holiday Treat Ever!

Five Amazing Bark Combinations

Easiest, Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Holiday Treat Ever!

The sky is really the limit with bark combos. Anything you can dream up will probably taste great on a bed of chocolate, right?!

Here are my favorite five combos.

1- S’mores

Graham cracker pieces & mini marshmallows

Easiest, Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Holiday Treat Ever!
Easiest, Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Holiday Treat Ever!

2- Movie Night

Caramel popcorn, pretzel pieces & mixed nuts

Easiest, Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Holiday Treat Ever!
Easiest, Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Holiday Treat Ever!

3- Chocoholic

M&M’s

Easiest, Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Holiday Treat Ever!
Easiest, Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Holiday Treat Ever!

4- Peppermint

Crushed up peppermint sticks

Easiest, Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Holiday Treat Ever!
Easiest, Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Holiday Treat Ever!

5- Tutti Frutti

Various dried fruit

Easiest, Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Holiday Treat Ever!
Easiest, Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Holiday Treat Ever!

What bark combos do you like? I’d love to read them in the comments below!

Easiest, Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Holiday Treat Ever!

Happy Holidays!

Easiest, Last-Minute, Budget-Friendly Holiday Treat Ever!
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