2-Ingredient Holiday Bark {Mint Chocolate or Chocolate Peanut Butter}

Make 2 Ingredient Holiday Bark for a quick and easy hostess gift!

Let me paint the scene for you. It’s 2 am on a Thursday and you just got home from the bar you and a bunch of co-workers went to after the office holiday party. You’ve had a bit too much to drink but you have another holiday party tomorrow night. One where it would be incredibly rude to show up empty handed. Have I just offered too much insight into my 20s?

Make 2 Ingredient Holiday Bark for a quick and easy hostess gift!

OK another scenario…your husband calls you at 3 pm and says you have been invited to a party at his boss’ house. Great. It’s tomorrow. Greeeeeeeeeat. Or your family is gathering tomorrow and everyone always gushes about your sister’s cookies. How can you finally impress these people? Either way your thought process is probably the same. S#@t. Now what?

Make 2 Ingredient Holiday Bark for a quick and easy hostess gift!

Here’s what. I promise to always be there for you. Each year I plan to develop a new “oh s#@t” recipe. My past ones include:

5-Minute-Fudge
Easy Chocolate Ganache Truffles
Easy Peasy Peppermint Bark

But this year’s recipe may just be the easiest of all. Just two-ingredients, five, ten minutes tops and you have a gorgeous and delicious treat. It looks impressive and is strangely addictive. A total home run!

Make 2 Ingredient Holiday Bark for a quick and easy hostess gift!

Make 2 Ingredient Holiday Bark for a quick and easy hostess gift!

2-Ingredient Holiday Bark {Mint Chocolate or Chocolate Peanut Butter}

Yields 16

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

For the Mint Chocolate:

1 12-ounce bag of green mint baking chips*

1 11.5 or 12-ounce bag of bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips

For the Chocolate Peanut Butter:

1 10-ounce bag of peanut butter chips

1 11.5 or 12-ounce bag of milk or semisweet chocolate chips

* If you can't get a hold of mint chips, use white chocolate chips. Stir in 3/4 peppermint extract. Note that mint extract is not the same thing. It tastes like spearmint. Also, the result will be white not green.

Instructions

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper.
  2. Melt the mint or peanut butter chips in a microwave. Tip: See Melting Chocolate.
  3. Put the chocolate chips in the microwave and while they are melting, pour the mint or peanut butter chips into a piping bag or sandwich bag.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate onto the cookie sheet. Using an offset spatula or butter knife, spread the chocolate to 1/8” thickness. Try to spread the chocolate into a square. Tip: The chocolate will not fill the entire cookie sheet.
  5. Cut the piping or sandwich bag high enough up that you have about an inch opening. Pipe the mint or peanut butter in vertical stripes on top of the chocolate.[img src="http://onlytastematters.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/91-step-1a.jpg" width="825" height="550" class="aligncenter size-full" title="91 step 1a" alt="Make 2 Ingredient Holiday Bark for a quick and easy hostess gift!"]
  6. Take a toothpick and drag it horizontally through the chocolate. Tip: Dragging the toothpick in opposite directions each time makes a nice marble pattern.[img src="http://onlytastematters.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/91-step-2a.jpg" width="825" height="550" class="aligncenter size-full" title="91 step 2a" alt="Make 2 Ingredient Holiday Bark for a quick and easy hostess gift!"]
  7. Place the cookie tray in the refrigerator for 2 hours to overnight.
  8. Cut or break into pieces and store on the counter or in the refrigerator for three weeks. Tip. Score the bark when it is still soft and it will break apart neater.
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25 thoughts on “2-Ingredient Holiday Bark {Mint Chocolate or Chocolate Peanut Butter}

    1. Oh you are so welcome! Making things pretty often fails me too but with a blog I have had to learn to make things look nice! If you ever see something I forgot to explain, please feel free to ask. 🙂

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