Snowman Bark

Published Date: December 10, 2023

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chocolate bark with a snowman on top.

This Snowman Bark is made in under 45 minutes with mostly pantry staples! These too-cute chocolate treats are perfect for holiday gifting and you’ll have fun while making them!

Nobody will be able to resist these sweet treats! Pack this Snowman Bark up along with my Nutter Butter Reindeer Cupcakes to bring to your holiday party, and you’ll wow any crowd!

Overhead photo of snowman chocolate bark.

Making chocolate bark is such a fun and simple way to be creative in the kitchen, and this version has to be my favorite! Between being extremely customizable and only needing a few minutes to prep, you truly can’t go wrong.

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Snowman Bark Ingredients

Dark Chocolate Chips- This recipe uses dark chocolate for the bark base. It pairs nicely with the salt on the pretzel sticks and the white candies and creates the perfect balance of sweetness!

Pretzel Sticks- Not only do the pretzel sticks provide the cutest arms for our snowman, but they also deliver a delicious flavor pairing with our dark chocolate!

White Candy Melts- We use these for the snowman’s body and also as a base for our snowman’s nose.

Orange Food Coloring- We used orange food coloring to color our white candy melts to create the snowman’s nose. If you don’t have any food coloring on hand, feel free to use orange sprinkles or edible markers.

White Nonpareils- You can’t have a snowman without snow! The white nonpareils are used as extra decoration in the background of your snowmen to look like snow, but you can switch this up and use any color nonpareils or sprinkles you’d like.

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How To Make Snowman Bark

Step One- Line a square pan with parchment paper and set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave some of your chocolate chips in short increments until fully melted. Pour the melted chocolate onto your prepared baking sheet and smooth with an offset spatula.

Step Two- Immediately begin decorating your snowmen before the chocolate hardens. Add three white candy melts for each snowman. Repeat this step until your pan is full, but leave space between each snowman.

Step Three- Break off pretzel pieces and add two arms per snowman. Sprinkle the white nonpareils around the snowmen to give the effect of snow. Place the bark in the fridge to harden for 20 minutes.

Step Four- Melt the remaining dark chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. In a separate microwave-safe bowl, melt your white candy melts. Once the candy melts are completely melted, add a couple of drops of food coloring and mix.

Step Five- Begin drawing the snowmen’s faces. Dip a toothpick into the melted dark chocolate, and dot eyes, a mouth, and three buttons on each snowman. Using a separate toothpick, dip into the orange candy melts and then draw on the snowmen’s carrot nose.

Step Six- Use a sharp knife to cut the bark into serving pieces. Be sure to include one snowman per piece. Place in individual treat bags or on a platter and serve!

Storage Instructions

Store Snowman Bark in the fridge until ready to serve.

Do I Have To Use Toothpicks?

The simple answer- is no. The toothpicks provide the perfect size utensil to decorate our small snowmen, but if you don’t have any on hand, you can use edible food markers to decorate.

If you don’t have edible markers and would still like to decorate by hand, you can pour your chocolate for decorating into a piping bag and cut a VERY small hole in the tip of the bag to pipe the face and buttons on the snowmen.

Substitutions And Variations

  • Nonpareils- This recipe uses white to replicate snow, but you can use any color you want. Try red and green, blue, or even rainbow!
  • Pretzel sticks- If you don’t have pretzel sticks on hand or would prefer not to use them, you can use other ingredients that mimic the snowman arms. Try candy canes, kit-kats, or even more chocolate!
  • Dark chocolate- Feel free to use milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate in place of dark chocolate in this recipe.
chocolate bark with a snowman on top.

Chocolate Snowman Bark

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate snowman bark, snowman bark
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 toothpicks


  • 2 cups Dark Chocolate chips divided (save ¼ cup for decorating)
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • white candy melts
  • Orange food coloring
  • White nonpareils


  • Line a square baking sheet with wax paper (or parchment paper) and set aside.
  • In a medium microwave-safe bowl, add 1 ¾ cups of chocolate chips. Microwave for 1 minute, stir, and microwave for an additional 30 seconds, repeating this process until all chocolate is smooth and melted.
  • Pour the melted dark chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet, using a spatula to spread the chocolate into a smooth even layer.
  • Immediately begin creating the snowmen by adding three white candy melts for each snowman. Repeat this process, giving the snowmen a little room between them.
  • Break off pieces of pretzel stick and add two arms for each snowman.
  • Sprinkle on white nonpareils to give the effect of snow.
  • Place the bark in the fridge to firm up for 20 minutes.
  • Melt the remaining ¼ cup of dark chocolate chips in a small bowl.
  • Add white candy melts to a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power, stir, and repeat this process until chocolate is melted. Stir in 2-3 drops of food coloring. Add a few drops (or more if necessary) of avocado oil or coconut oil if chocolate begins to seize up, stirring until smooth.
  • Add faces to the snowmen on the chilled chocolate bark. Dip a toothpick into the dark chocolate and dot eyes, charcoal mouth and 3 buttons down the center of each snowman.
  • Use a separate toothpick to dip into the orange chocolate and draw a nose onto each snowman.
  • Use a sharp knife to chop the bark into servings, being sure to include one snowman per piece.
  • Place in treat bags, Christmas treat tins, or enjoy immediately for a fun winter treat!


Store bark in the fridge until ready to serve
Food pens may instead be used to draw the details onto the snowmen

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