It takes just 5 minutes to make these Christmas chocolate bars. A delicious and easy homemade chocolate bar that is bursting with sweet chocolate flavor. I added some festive sprinkles and colors to give it a holiday season vibe. These Christmas candy bars make a great gift for loved ones, friends, and family. A fun way to share holiday cheer in a sweet way.
This recipe is super versatile and you can add on crushed candy canes, drizzle of white chocolate, nuts, and so much more. Also learn how to make royal icing if you are planning to decorate cookies this year.
These Christmas Candy Bars Are..
- Delicious chocolate bars
- Gourmet chocolates used
- Great for party favors
- Makes a great Christmas gift
Quality Chocolate – Make sure to use quality chocolate when making your candy bars. White chocolate, milk chocolate, or semi-sweet chocolate works. Pick your favorite type and use it.
Candy Melts – You can use any color of candy melts you would like. I used a red candy melt.
Sprinkles – Christmas sprinkles are welcome for decorating. Or if you want to make for an everyday candy bar, just leave off the sprinkles.
Crushed Peppermints – Candy canes or peppermints work great for adding a nice minty flavor.
Equipment You Will Need
Candy Bar Molds – I bought these silicone molds for my bars. These are a break apart silicone candy bar mold.
Piping Bags – I used piping bags for creating the drizzle on the chocolate.
How to Make
Full steps on how to make Christmas chocolate bars are in the printable recipe card. This is a quick walk through on how to make.
Step One: Take your chocolate and chop it up a bit, and then you will want to temper your chocolate.
Step Two: Next you can pour the chocolate into the mold or part of the chocolate. Then add in any fillings you want to add into the bar.
Step Three: Then top with the remaining chocolate, tapping the mold a little bit to help release the air bubbles.
Step Four: Let the chocolate set up and harden. Then carefully remove the chocolate bars from the mold.
Step Five: Now you will melt your candy melts and add into a piping bag, drizzle on, and add sprinkles and peppermint candies if you want.
How to Temper Chocolate
You can heat up your chocolate in a silicone or plastic bowl in the microwave, or you can warm it up in a double boiler. Then you want to make sure the chocolate reaches this desired temperature.
Type of Chocolate
White Chocolate & Milk Chocolate
Dark Chocolate and Semi-Chocolate
87°F to 88°F
88°F to 91°F
Add ins for Chocolate Bar
- Chopped candy bars
- Chocolate chips
- Do half white chocolate half regular chocolate
- Crumbled cake or brownies
- Peanut butter
Room Temperature – You can store your candy bars in a sealed container or wrap up in plastic wrap. Store your candy bars at room temperature or if your home is hot place in the fridge to prevent them from melting.
Freezing – Feel free to freeze any of your candy bars in a freezer container. Just freeze for 4-6 months, and when you are ready to eat thaw on the counter.
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Christmas Chocolate Bars
- 18 ounces chocolate tempered
- optional mix-ins – toffee bits, cookie crumbles, caramel bits, etc.
- 1/2 cup red candy melts
- You are going to want to melt your chocolate as directed. I do temper the chocolate by using a silicone bowl or plastic bowl. Or you can warm the chocolate with a double boiler.
- Pour some of the chocolate into the candy mold, and then add in any mix-in candies if you want.
- Top the rest of the chocolate in the mold. Then lightly tap to release the air bubbles.
- Allow the chocolate bars to set up.
- Then you can melt candy melts, and pour in a piping bag and drizzle on part of the chocolate bar. Then top with crushed peppermints and more.