Hello and welcome to Santa Land! Population: As many chocolate foil-wrapped santas as you can fit on a pound of white chocolate bark.
Christmas always needs as little kitsch, if you ask me, and these curious looking foil wrapped Santas really made me giggle. Some are holding lanterns and wreaths, and others are giving me some major side-eye! What’s up Santa? Are you judging me? (I almost forgot – that’s his job!)
SweetWorks sent me a variety of foil-wrapped chocolates, which were the defining addition to this bark. You can find their peanut butter Santas for sale here, or check your local World Market or specialty shops that import chocolates. I’ve seen some pretty darn cute Belgian Santa Clauses – heck, even Lindt has some cute foil-wrapped chocolates (Santa Bark could easily be Snowman Bark instead).
The white almond bark has just the right texture to adhere the foil-wrapped candies, and with a gentle nudge they pop right off! You can find the candy in the baking aisle at the grocery store with the chocolate chips. It’s sometimes labeled ‘white candy bark’ or ‘white candy coating’. The foil chocolates must be unwrapped before eating, of course (do I really need to say that?).
This is an easy, low-stress, FUN recipe to make and give. Little hands can help too. You can find the confetti sprinkles I used here, and the edible glitter gold stars here, but all manner of sprinkling is open to your own artistic expression.
- 1 lb. white almond bark
- Santa themed foil-wrapped chocolates
- 1/3 cup red and green M&M candies
- Red green, and white confetti sprinkles
- Wilton edible glitter gold star sprinkles
- Cover a work surface with a large sheet of parchment paper.
- Chop the almond bark into even pieces and place in a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat at 100% power at 30 second intervals until the candy can be stirred smooth.
- Spread the candy over the parchment paper using an offset spatula. Quickly place the foil candies on the melted candy, following with the M&M candies, confetti sprinkles and gold stars. Let stand at room temperature until set, about 1 hour.
- Carefully break the bark into pieces, or gently cut into a pieces with a knife. Package in cellophane bags, or give an entire batch in a Christmas tin with a tight fitting lid.