Happy Monday, friends! I got a full work out in yesterday and a full 9 (NINE!!!) hours of sleep and I am feeling like a new woman! I even went for a five mile run this morning. It’s amazing what the little things in life can do for your spirit. Fresh air, blood moving, and good sleep – nothing like it.
I am thrilled, because this morning I am giving you an updated version of one of my favorite recipes on the blog! S’mores Chocolate Bark. If you have been following me for more than a year, you know that I love desserts that are so easy you can do them in your sleep. Don’t get me wrong, I love from scratch desserts like my Caramel Apple Cobbler recipe. But there is something so amazing about a dessert you can give away that took you less than a half hour to make – you know, like my easy Fireball Fudge recipe.
Chocolate Bark recipes are exactly like that. They are so super easy to make, simple to make great variations on, and even easier to eat.
WHAT IS CHOCOLATE BARK?
Chocolate Bark is really just melted chocolate spread over a pan with something added into it or on it and then broken up when it dries. Probably the most famous and popular chocolate bark recipe is Chocolate Peppermint Bark that you make at the holidays. I’m sure you’ve seen it.
HOW DO YOU MAKE CHOCOLATE BARK S’MORES FLAVORED?
The key to making this recipe taste like a nice gooey s’mores right out of the fire pit is combining those quintessential flavors of chocolate, marshmallow and graham crackers. Obviously the marshmallow had to stay in the middle.
- I kept the chocolate flavor by making it the outside of the bark. Kind of like how the graham cracker behaves in a traditional s’mores. (S’more? Can you have a singular s’more? Or is that turning the universe on it’s head?)
- The graham cracker flavor was simple. I just broke up graham crackers and threw it in there.
- The marshmallow flavor was the hardest to figure out. If I used just pure marshmallow fluff, it would have been really hard to break up the chocolate bark. I ended up combining the marshmallow fluff with white chocolate so the flavor would be there while keeping the ability to break it. Neat, huh?
And there you have it my friends. S’mores in a neat chocolate bark package. No flames necessary.
For a detailed look at how to make this recipe, don’t miss the video below.
CAN YOU FREEZE THIS CHOCOLATE BARK?
Yes! S’mores bark can be frozen, which is great news! Because then maybe you will space out when you eat it and not hoover it all up in one sitting. Not that I have any experience with that.
To freeze it, place it in a single layer (after breaking it apart) with no pieces touching. Put it in the freezer for one hour. Remove it, put it in a sealed container and leave it in the freezer for up to three months.
HOW LONG DOES CHOCOLATE BARK LAST?
Ummm, in my personal experience? A day. Just kidding! This s’mores bark will keep in an airtight container on your counter for two weeks. You do not need to refrigerate it.
OTHER GREAT CHOCOLATE BARK RECIPES
MILK CHOCOLATE BARK
- COOKIE DOUGH BARK – This recipe is just as addictive as you would think.
- COOKIE BUTTER BARK – If you love Cookie Butter, and who doesn’t, you have to make this!
- LOADED REESSE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUP BARK – This bark is insane and has gotten great reviews.
- FIVE MINUTE PEANUT BUTTER PRETZEL CHOCOLATE BARK – I love how simple this chocolate bark is.
WHITE CHOCOLATE BARK
- MINT OREO BARK – I make this recipe every year at the holidays. It is one of my husband’s absolute favorites.
- TRIX COOKIE DOUGH BARK – The Trix are just a fun twist. The real show stopper here is the cookie dough!
- BIRTHDAY CAKE BARK – Need I say more?
OTHER SPINS ON S’MORES
If you just can’t get enough of that s’mores goodness, check out these other twists.
- S’MORES MAGIC COOKIE BARS
- S’MORES FUDGE
- EASY S’MORES DIP
- S’MORES MUDDY BUDDIES
- S’MORES CHESS PIE
- S’MORES BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
- 3 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips 22 ounces
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips 3 ounces
- 1 cup marshmallow fluff
- 3 sheets of graham crackers
- Melt 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and spread the chocolate over a wax lined pan. Be careful not to make it too thin. (I used a 10 by 15 pan and didn't go all the way to the edge.) Place the first layer in the refrigerator for about a half hour.
- Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave. Then pour in the marshmallow fluff and microwave for about 30 seconds. Quickly spread the marshmallow layer over the hardened first chocolate layer.
- Crumble the graham crackers and press them into the marshmallow layer. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Melt 2 cups of chocolate chips and very gently spread it over the graham cracker layer. Put the bark in the freezer for about two hours. Take it out and break it apart.
- Keep refrigerated for good and more solid bark.
- Leave it out for slightly more delicious, but slightly more squishy bark.
Other great easy desserts: