Snowman Chocolate Bark is a super fun marshmallow based Christmas treat! Simply add it to your Christmas recipes to make for the big day!
Christmas Salad with a ham, our Christmas cocktail and our Wreath Pavlova and you have the Christmas menu of champions! Just like our Thanksgiving salad recipe we are especially festive at this time of year!
With simple ingredients and step by step photos, you will be able to make this treat for Christmas!
How to make Snowman Chocolate Bark
Chocolate Bark is one of the easiest Christmas treats you can make.
It is literally as straightforward as melting chocolate, decorating it with snowmen made from marshmallows and leaving it in the fridge to set.
These are the 2 most popular chocolate bark recipes on the blog:
I was recently inspired from a recipe for Coconut and Passion fruit Snowmen. Their idea of dressing their snowmen with earmuffs and scarves made me giggle. Their recipe is here if you want to check it out.
Snowman Chocolate Bark step by step
So I took that inspiration and came up with my own Snowman Chocolate Bark recipe and I am looking forward to sharing it with you, so here it is.
Process shots for making Snowmen Chocolate Bark
You will only need the white marshmallows from the bag and the orange mini m and m’s from the tube.
Making the snowmen is a little bit fiddly but once you have done a couple, you will get the knack of it!
You need to prep the candy and snowmen before your melt your chocolate.
Toast the coconut BEFORE melting the chocolate. The reason being is that your melted chocolate will start to set again surprisingly quickly.
You need to be ahead of the game by being ready with everything so you don’t face a set tray of chocolate which nothing would stick to.
To serve the bark, use either a sharp knife and start to cut into portions (it will crack as you go) or 2 hands and brake it apart. Your pieces will be haphazard and different shapes and sizes – it is all part of the fun of this chocolate treat!
Snowman Chocolate Bark Quick Info
About the recipe:
- It is a quick recipe, you can do on a week night
- The bark will set quickly and can be stored in the fridge in an air tight container
- Take one step after the other to make your snowmen
- Big and small kids will LOVE this recipe
To answer your questions:
- The bark is best served chilled!
- It will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks
- The chocolate can be melted on the stove top OR in the microwave
- This is a MODERATELY DIFFICULT dish to pull together (the melted chocolate eyes and buttons take a bit of focus)
Snowman Chocolate Bark Pro Tips
- Be patient with yourself or with children when making this recipe, it does require a few steps
- Don’t worry too much about getting each snowman perfectly straight, you can move them around in the chocolate
- Have everything you need close by so you can add it as you need
Snowman Chocolate Bark
- Baking tray
Snowman Chocolate Bark
- 375 grams milk chocolate melts Note 2
- 1 280g marshmallows Note 3, white only
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 35 g mini m and m's Note 1 orange only
- 35 g mini m and m's all colours except orange
- 10 sour rainbow straps
- 10 cotton tips
Snowman Chocolate Bark
- Line a baking tray with greasproof paper
- Take a medium sized saucepan, fill it 1/2 with water and put a heatproof bowl on top, then set aside
- Toast the coconut in a fry pan at a medium till it turns a light golden brown (should be 5-10 mins). Set aside
- Open your marshmallow bag and separate the white from the pink ones
- Open the tube of m and m's and seperate the orange ones from the rest of the colours
- Lay out your marshmallows ensuring you have a head and body for each snowman
- Use a small sharp knife to cut a little slit (vertically) in the marshmallow and stick an orange m and m in for the nose. Repeat till each snowman has a nose
- In a small microwave safe container melt 1/4 cup of the chocolate melts for 30 seconds at a time, stir with a skewer to ensure is melted and mixed through Note 3
- Use a cotton tip and give each snowman 2 eyes and 3 buttons, repeat till all are done
- Cut the sour straps into long thin lengths
- Melt 1/4 more of the chocolate melts and use this to secure the ear muff straps, repeat till all are done
- Stick a mini m and m onto each side of the snowmen's head to complete the ear muffs
- Melt remaining chocolate in the heatproof bowl on the stove Note 4
- Work quickly to then pour this into your prepared tray
- Add the snowmen to the melted chocolate one by one and give them a scarf as you go, by sticking either end in the melted chocolate
- Sprinkle with toasted coconut and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour to set.
- Note 1 You need 1 35g tube of mini m and m's. Orange are for the noses and other colours for the ear muffs.
- Note 2 You can use dark chocolate if you prefer, but I would not recommend using white for this recipe as there would not be enough contrast between the white marshmallow and the chocolate
- Note 3 I could not find 'white only' marshmallows, so bought the pink and white bag and will use the pink ones for another recipe eg Rocky Road
- Note 4 I actually find melting chocolate in the microwave more difficult than on the stove. Plus you loose the therapy. In the microwave you have less control over it and can't see it changing form, so use this option if you are confident you won't over melt it (from which you can rarely recover) otherwise, I recommend doing it on the stove top (Except for the eyes and buttons) as you only need a small amount for that and that part is easier done in the microwave as less 'ruined' chocolate if things go awry.
Please note this recipe was published 4th November 2018, updated 7th December 2019.
Christmas Menu planning
Wow, it seems Christmas is almost upon us. Are you sorted yet?
For if you not in a festive mood and you want to look at other recipes, here are 2 sweet and 2 savoury of my dishes:
Stay cool my Aussie friends, stay warm my American and Canadian friends, peace to the rest of my readers.
Shout out if you have questions. If you make the bark, I would love to get your feedback in the comments below.