Five-Ingredient Holiday Chocolate Bark

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five ingredient holiday chocolate bark recipe
Katherine Gillen

’Tis the season for alllll the treats, but busy schedules and online shopping don’t always allow for an afternoon dedicated to baking batch after batch of Christmas cookies. Enter this five-ingredient holiday chocolate bark—it’s loaded with festive flavor but takes less than 30 minutes to put together. (Plus, it’s an excellent gift—way better than a gift card.)


12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

5 ounces white chocolate, chopped

1 cup pistachios, toasted and chopped, divided

¾ cup dried cranberries, divided

Flaky salt, to garnish


1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the semisweet chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl. In a medium saucepan, bring a few inches of water to a gentle simmer; nest the bowl in the saucepan and stir with a silicone spatula until fully melted. Repeat in a separate bowl with the white chocolate.

2. To the semisweet chocolate, stir in half of the pistachios and half of the cranberries. Spread the mixture into a thin, even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle all over with most of the white chocolate (hold back a small amount for a final drizzle), using a paring knife to swirl it through. Top with the remaining pistachios and cranberries, drizzle with the remaining white chocolate and garnish with flaky salt.

3. Allow the chocolate bark to set until completely firm, ideally overnight. (You can speed up the process by chilling in the refrigerator, but the chocolate may “bloom” or turn ashy looking—it’s still OK to eat, though.) Break the bark into bite-size pieces before serving.

Nutrition Facts
  • 211 calories

  • 13g fat

  • 26g carbs

  • 3g protein

  • 21g sugars

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Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...