Throwing a princess-themed party? Have a daughter that wants to get into the kitchen? This quick and easy Princess Chocolate Bark is the answer for either or just a fun treat to make!
This is a white chocolate bark recipe with candy melts, sprinkles, and M&Ms that’s so easy to make. If you need gift ideas, party favors, or just a fun activity for the kiddos, chocolate bark is a great recipe to make.
My girls love to help me make it – they love all the sprinkles and sparkle! After you try it, you need to make our fun mermaid dip, too!
Ingredients Needed for Princess Bark
- White chocolate – Choose high-quality white chocolate. It will melt better! I would avoid white chocolate chips as they don’t melt as well as a chopped chocolate bar.
- Candy melts – I use light pink melts and dark pink melts. Craft stores have lots of different colored candy melts or you can order them online.
- Pink and White M&Ms – Depending on the time of year, I usually order these online since they are seasonal and not always available at the grocery store. Also, you can use any pink and white chocolate candies!
- Princess sprinkles – Or any pink and white sprinkles.
- Gold sprinkles – if you can’t find them in the baking aisle, try a craft store or order them online.
- 1/4 sheet pan
- Parchment paper
- Heat-proof bowls
- Silicone spatula
- Offset spatula
- Measuring spoons
- Toothpicks or wooden skewers
How to Make White Chocolate Bark
Set up Double Boiler – First, melt the white chocolate using a double boiler on the stove. All you do is simmer (not boil) a pan of water and place a heatproof bowl on top. The bowl should fit the pan securely with no gaps.
If your bowl fits tightly on the pan, this keeps water from splashing into the boil. Even a drop of water can cause the chocolate to seize up, so keep the water at a light simmer while you’re melting the chocolate.
Melt Chocolate – Place the chopped chocolate in the bowl and stir until it’s melted. White chocolate can scorch easily and this melting method melts it slowly so it doesn’t burn. Melt the candy melts following the package directions.
Spread Chocolate – Line a baking pan with parchment paper and pour the melted white chocolate over the top. Spread it into an even layer using an offset spatula.
Drop Chocolate – Drop the melted candy melts by the spoonful over the top of the chocolate. Use a toothpick to create a swirl pattern.
Decorate – Sprinkle the chocolate candies and sprinkles over the chocolate.
Cool – Place the sheet pan in the refrigerator for at least two hours so the chocolate bark can set. Once it’s firm, break it into pieces and store it in an airtight container.
Can you melt white chocolate in the microwave?
Yes, you can but it can scorch easily in the microwave. If you do this, be sure to melt it in 30 second intervals at 50% power, stirring between each. You can also sub regular white chocolate for white chocolate almond bark which is formulated to melt well in the microwave.
Can you use milk chocolate instead of white chocolate?
You can use milk chocolate or dark chocolate, but the colors from the candy melts won’t be as bright.
Tips for the Best Princess Chocolate Bark
- For this recipe, I’m in charge of melting the chocolate and candy melts and my girls are in charge of swirling and decorating!
- If you’re planning a birthday party, princess chocolate bark is a great party favor! You can make it ahead and then package it in cute bags.
- Store white chocolate bark in an airtight container. It will keep well at room temperature, but I like to keep it in the refrigerator so it doesn’t soften (especially if it’s warm). It will keep for up to two weeks as long as it’s stored properly.
- With so many sprinkles and chocolate candy colors, this is an easy recipe to switch up! So, have fun raiding the baking aisle and make a batch to match any holiday or event.
I hope you have fun making this princess chocolate bark! It’s an easy recipe to make and always a hit at parties. Enjoy!
More Fun Party Treats
- Spring Sugar Cookies are fun to frost and decorate!
- Pretzel Hugs are another fun treat we love to make with M&Ms, pretzels, and chocolate candy.
- Hosting a rainbow-themed party? My Rainbow Cupcakes are the perfect dessert recipe to make!
- Patriotic Bark is another fun chocolate bark recipe that’s sweet and salty with chocolate, pretzels, and mini marshmallows.
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Princess Chocolate Bark
- Line a ¼ sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Melt white chocolate over a double boiler until smooth. While white chocolate is melting, melt candy melts according to package directions.
- Pour melted white chocolate onto the parchment lined sheet pan. Spread chocolate into an even layer, around ¼” thick using an offset spatula.
- Drop spoonfuls, around 1 teaspoon each of the candy melts over the wet white chocolate. Drag a
toothpick or wooden skewer through the pink candy melts to create a swirl pattern.
- Sprinkle chocolate candies and sprinkle over chocolate while still wet.
- Transfer sheet pan to the refrigerator to set (at least two hours). Once set, cut the bark into pieces with a sharp knife.