Red White and Blue Bark

Red White and Blue Bark

Get ready to bring a little extra sparkle to your next party with this patriotic-themed Red, White, and Blue Bark! It’s a delightfully sweet and crunchy treat that’ll have your guests reaching for seconds in no time.

This bark is super easy to whip up and even easier to customize with your favorite mix-ins and decorations. Let's get creative and celebrate with this festive and delicious dessert.

Delicious Patriotic Chocolate Bark Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours (including setting time)
Servings: 12-15 pieces


  • 2 cups white chocolate morsels
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1/2 cup red candy melts
  • 1/2 cup white candy melts
  • 1/2 cup blue candy melts
  • 1 tbsp red, white, and blue star sprinkles
  • 1/4 cup red, white, and blue M&Ms
patriotic bark ingredients


  • Melt the Chocolates: Start by melting the semi-sweet and white chocolate morsels separately in heat-safe bowls. You can use a microwave, heating in 20-second bursts and stirring in between each until smooth. Alternatively, use a double boiler for gentle heating.
  • Create the Base: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour the melted semi-sweet chocolate onto the sheet, spreading it evenly to create a thin layer. Drizzle the melted white chocolate over the semi-sweet layer and use a spatula or toothpick to swirl them together in a fun, marbled pattern.

  • Add the Colorful Layers: Melt the red, white, and blue candy melts separately following the same process as the chocolate. Drizzle each over the base layer in different areas and give them a little swirl, too. The goal is to create a colorful, abstract work of art!

 Red white blue bark recipe
  • Decorate: While the chocolate is still warm and melted, sprinkle the star sprinkles and red, white, and blue M&Ms evenly over the top. Press them gently into the bark so they adhere as it sets.
  • Let It Set: Pop the baking sheet into the refrigerator for about 1-2 hours, or until the bark is completely firm.
  • Break and Share: Once fully set, remove the bark from the fridge and gently break it into 12-15 pieces using your hands. Now, it's ready to enjoy or share at your next gathering!

This Red, White, and Blue Bark is perfect for any patriotic celebration, like the 4th of July or Memorial Day, or just whenever you want to add a little colorful fun to your snack game. Kids will love to help decorate it, too. Have a blast and let your creativity shine through with each swirl and sprinkle!

Patriotic Bark

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I use different types of chocolate or candy melts?
Absolutely! Feel free to swap out the semi-sweet and white chocolate for dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or even butterscotch morsels. The same goes for the candy melts; choose any colors to match your theme or personal preference!

2. How long will the bark stay fresh, and how should I store it?
Store your bark in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. If you live in a warmer climate, consider keeping it in the refrigerator to prevent it from melting.

3. What other toppings can I add to the bark?
Get creative! Consider adding crushed pretzels, chopped nuts, dried fruit, or mini marshmallows. You can also use different types of sprinkles or colorful candies to give the bark a personalized twist.

4. How can I make the bark easier to break into pieces?
To make it simpler to break the bark into pieces, lift it out of the baking sheet using the parchment paper, then snap it gently with your hands. If needed, score the surface with a knife before breaking it.

5. Is there a way to make the bark healthier?
To make this treat a little lighter, opt for dark chocolate, which has antioxidants, and consider using unsweetened coconut flakes, seeds, or roasted nuts as toppings. Skip or minimize the candy toppings for a more nutritious twist!

6. Can I use food coloring instead of candy melts?
Candy melts are preferred because they give a consistent color and texture without altering the chocolate's taste. If you don't have candy melts on hand, you can use oil-based food coloring to tint white chocolate. Make sure it’s oil-based so that the chocolate doesn't seize up.

7. What if I don't have a microwave for melting?
No worries! Use a double boiler instead. Simply fill a pot with a couple of inches of water, bring it to a simmer, and set a heat-safe bowl on top (without touching the water). Stir the chocolate or candy melts until they reach a smooth consistency.

These tips and variations should help you create the perfect bark for any festive occasion! Have fun experimenting with different combinations, and enjoy the delicious results.