Chunky Monkey Bark

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Chunky Monkey Bark is a an easy candy perfect for the holidays, with white chocolate, freeze dried bananas, walnuts, and chocolate chips.

I’ve made Peppermint Bark for my friends’ Christmas potluck for the last few years, and even though it’s a classic hit I thought I’d make fun new Candy Recipes this year. 

Chunky Monkey Bark

CHUNKY MONKEY BARK 

Chunky Monkey flavors don’t have to begin and end with your favorite Vermont based ice cream guys. This candy bark is the easiest fun Christmas dessert you’ll share this season.

I got the idea to make Chunky Monkey Bark when I was looking through chocolate bark recipes and remembered one of my all time favorite flavors of ice cream. Chunky Monkey ice cream is one of my family’s favorite sweet treats, so it makes sense to transform it into a delicious homemade candy bar that can also be handed out as a small Christmas gift.

Chunky Monkey Bark is a yummy no bake recipe, which means that you don’t have to worry about any of the kids helping out in your kitchen getting burned. One of my favorite ways to serve Chunky Monkey Bark is to chop it up into smaller pieces and sprinkle it over the top of frozen yogurt or Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

EASY CHRISTMAS CANDY RECIPES

 

HOW TO MAKE CHUNKY MONKEY BARK

  1. Melt the chocolate in 30 second increments until fully melted, stirring each time.
  2. Line a jelly roll pan, 11×9 with parchment paper.
  3. Pour the white chocolate into the pan and spread evenly.
  4. Allow to cool for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Top with bananas, walnuts and chocolate chips.
  6. Allow to cool completely and harden at room temperature for one hour or in the fridge for 20 minutes before breaking apart and serving.

Banana, Walnut and Chocolate Chips in White Chocolate Candy Bark

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VARIATIONS ON CHUNKY MONKEY BARK

  • Add ins: You can add in all of your favorite flavors of treats to make this chocolate bark fit your personal style. Try mixing dried banana chips, a dollop of peanut butter, dried cranberries, Oreo pieces, mini marshmallows, brownie chunks, or even mini peanut butter cups.
  • Chocolate Drizzles: You can also melt some extra chocolate or caramel and drizzle it in patterns of the top of the hardened chocolate bark to make them look fun for the holidays. 
  • Vegan: This easy recipe is already gluten free, but you may be wondering how to make something that is entirely made of chocolate dairy free. You can find vegan white melting chocolate at pretty much any grocery store, and you can add flavors by mixing in dried fruits and other vegan morsels.. 

CHUNKY MONKEY BARK FAQS

  • What is bark chocolate? It’s melted chocolate that’s made flat by spreading it onto a baking sheet. Other treats are mixed into the chocolate, and the rough, irregular shape is where this dessert gets its name. 
  • How do you break chocolate bark? To get clean breaks, carve straight lines into the bark when it’s firm but not hardened. The grooves will help the chocolate break cleanly. 
  • Should chocolate bark be refrigerated? Yes. Chocolate bark should be refrigerated to keep it from melting, since certain chocolate can get soft at room temperature. 

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HOW LONG IS CHUNKY MONKEY BARK GOOD?

  • Serve: You can keep Chunky Monkey Bark at room temperature for up to a week as long as you keep it in a sealable container. Keep it in a cool place though, as the bananas can get soft if the room is too warm. I suggest lining the container you put them in with parchment paper to make the Chubby Monkey Bark easier to get out when you want to snack on them. 
  • Store: You can keep Chunky Monkey Bark in the fridge for up to 4 days. I like to cover the baking sheet with plastic wrap and put the whole thing into the fridge, but you can also break it up and put it into a sealable bag. I like to layer the chocolate in between sheets of parchment paper when I store it this way to keep everything from fusing together. 
  • Freeze: You can freeze Chunky Monkey bark for up to 3 months as long as it’s completely wrapped. Just do your best to keep any excess moisture out. 

Tray of Chunky Monkey White Chocolate Candy Bark

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Chunky Monkey Bark

  • Yield: 12 Servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder

Chunky Monkey Bark is a an easy candy perfect for the holidays, with white chocolate, freeze dried bananas, walnuts, and chocolate chips.

Ingredients

Instructions

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  1. Melt the chocolate in 30 second increments until fully melted, stirring each time.

  2. Line a jelly roll pan, 11x9 with parchment paper.
  3. Pour the white chocolate into the pan and spread evenly.
  4. Allow to cool for 3-4 minutes.

  5. Top with bananas, walnuts and chocolate chips.
  6. Allow to cool completely and harden at room temperature for one hour or in the fridge for 20 minutes before breaking apart and serving.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 Servings, Amount per serving: 326 calories, Calories: 326g, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 27mg, Potassium: 299mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 32g, Vitamin C: 2g, Calcium: 77g, Iron: 1g

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Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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