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Easy Christmas Chocolate Bark to Cook with Kids

Quick and easy is sometimes good especially if you are a busy mum or the kids want to cook something NOW! This Christmas Chocolate Bark with M&Ms is perfect for a quick and simple Christmas recipe to cook with the kids, yes even your little toddlers can do it but with a little more help than the big kids. So here you go a simple recipe for Chocolate Bark with M&Ms to cook with kids.

Chocolate Bark

When I say this recipe for Christmas Bark is easy I mean it’s really easy. You’re just going to need 2 ingredients and a few minutes together in the kitchen to make.

christmas chocolate bark with red and green m&ms dotted on the surface on a wooden table

Then it’s sit down and watch your favourite Christmas movie together whilst it all sets then enjoy!

Top down view of a plate of Chocolate Bark with Christmas M&Ms dotted on

Ingredients for Christmas Chocolate Bark

The joy of this recipe is that you are only going to need 2 ingredients. Yes just two.

The first is some milk chocolate chips or buttons. I’ve started buying chocolate buttons from our refill store and they are perfect for making this recipe.

chocolate bark with Christmas M&Ms sprinkled on the top ready to set

Then some Christmas M&Ms, you can buy special packs but you could also just pick out the red and green from a normal pack to use in the recipe.

Melting the Chocolate for the Christmas M&M Bark

There are 2 methods of melting the chocolate. With the kids, I tend to use the microwave method as it’s a lot safer.

chocolate chips in a bowl ready to be melted for a recipe

BUT, if you don’t have a microwave then you can do it with a double boiler.

What is a double boiler

Basically a pan with water and a heat-safe bowl over the top.

You want to make sure that the water doesn’t touch the base of the bowl.

Then put the chocolate into the bowl and heat the water below. Stir the chocolate until melted.

Whichever way you choose it’s ever so simple to get the chocolate melted for this recipe.

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How to Make Christmas Chocolate Bark with Kids?

So I hear you ask how do I make Christmas Bark with the kids? It’s really simple to do, and once they and you try it your going to want to make it again and again so don’t forget to save the recipe to find again. Just scroll down for the full recipe card.

pieces of christmas chocolate bark dotted with red and green M&Ms

Easy Chocolate M&M Christmas Bark

Cerys Parker
A simple recipe to cook with kids to create a delicious chocolate bark with Christmas M&Ms perfect for a treat or gifting to friends and family.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Setting 1 hour
Course Cookies
Cuisine Christmas, Cooking with Kids
Servings 15 pieces
Calories 174 kcal


  • Microwave
  • Baking Tray


  • 320 g milk chocolate chips
  • 200 g M&Ms pick the red and green for the most Christmas feel


  • Line a baking tray with parchment or greaseproof paper.
  • Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Remove and stir well. Repeat until the chocolate is fully melted. (see above for none microwave method)
  • Pour chocolate onto the parchment lined baking sheet and spread until it’s about just under 1cm thick.
  • Top with M&Ms all over.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour, then break apart the bark into pieces and store in an airtight container.


Serving: 15gCalories: 174kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 24mgFiber: 1gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 78IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 1mg
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