25 Fabulous Holiday Party Cocktails

25 Fabulous Holiday Party Cocktails. 'Tis the season for a little holiday cheer! From new cocktail drinks to classic cocktails, from Jello shots to beverages that really pack an intoxicating wallop, there is an adult libation on this list for nearly any holiday occasion, big or small! So if you are looking for a festive nightcap, something to ring in the New Year, or perhaps a cocktail to sip by a warm fire this holiday season, take a look at this list of adult beverages. And have yourself a merry little Christmas.


‘Tis the season for a little holiday cheer! From new cocktail drinks to classic cocktails, from Jello shots to beverages that really pack an intoxicating wallop, there is an adult libation on this list for nearly any holiday occasion, big or small!

25 Fabulous Holiday Party Cocktails

I don’t know about you, but I love a good cocktail now and then. And since it is the season for parties, parties, parties, well why not make some holiday cocktails!? If you are looking for cocktail recipes perfect for the Christmas season, holiday party season or New Year’s Eve party beverages, you have come to the right place!


If you are having a holiday party or get together with friends and would like to try a new batch of holiday-centric libations, have I got a holiday cocktail list for you!! For each one of these cocktails listed below simply click on the blue link (the cocktail’s name) to arrive at the full drink recipe with complete step-by-step instructions. Most of the cocktails on this list take only a few minutes to make, but there are the occasional cocktail recipes (such as the jello shots and pudding shots) that require advanced planning. Be sure to click over to the cocktail recipe for all the details!

While mixing a cocktail from scratch may take a few minutes longer than using a cocktail mix, you will be shocked and amazed just how much better the cocktail from scratch tastes. Truly a party on your tongue! The whiskey sour I have listed is simply fantastic! No premade mix can duplicate the taste of fresh ingredients. The Homemade Eggnog on this list is simply outstanding – you will not believe the difference between homemade and commercial eggnogs.

So if you are looking for a festive nightcap, something to ring in the New Year, or perhaps a cocktail to sip by a warm fire this holiday season, take a look at this list of adult beverages. And have yourself a merry little Christmas.

Note: In parenthesis after the drink description I have noted the spikes + non-liquor recipes which can be served either with or without alcohol. There are also a few non-alcoholic on this list (but they are listed as extras and not part of my 25-holiday party cocktails).

Candy Cane Cocktail. The Candy Cane Cocktail is refreshing adult beverage made with Whipped Cream Vodka, Peppermint Schnapps and Crème de Cacao. A cool, refreshing and festive holiday cocktail drink recipe.


Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Boozy Candy Cane Shake Recipe – This super easy to make candy cane milkshake is a fresh, crisp, refreshing adult cocktail perfect for the holiday season. If you like the cool taste of peppermint, you will adore this festive holiday beverage.

• The Candy Cane Cocktail is refreshing adult beverage made with Whipped Cream Vodka, Peppermint Schnapps, and Crème de Cacao. A cool, refreshing and festive holiday cocktail drink recipe.

Chocolate Snowball Cocktail Recipe. This chocolate snowball cocktail is a smooth, delicious, decadent holiday cocktail sure to put the happy in your holidays! Serve at parties, in front of a fire, or just as a special holiday relaxer. This cocktail is so good!


Chocolate Snowball Cocktail Recipe – This chocolate snowball cocktail is a smooth, delicious, decadent holiday cocktail sure to put the happy in your holidays!

Cranberry Bliss Cocktail – Enjoy the sweet-tart taste of cranberry this holiday season with this delicious holiday beverage.

Crash and Burn Cocktail Recipe Five liquors combine with three juices to make this fantastic, smooth and very drinkable Crash and Burn drink recipe!

• This Festive Pineapple Punch is a sweet and delicious party punch recipe that is simple to make. In just a few minutes you can have a great punch recipe that your family and guests will truly enjoy. (spiked and non-liquor)

Gingerbread Martini – nothing says “holiday season” quite like the taste og gingerbread!

Homemade Eggnog Recipe – Eggnog is a delicious, traditional holiday drink, and this homemade eggnog recipe makes a fabulously rich, tasty, fresh eggnog you can whip up in minutes. This is truly the best eggnog you will ever have.

Hot Buttered Rum Recipe. This recipe for Hot Buttered Rum is simple, yet delicious. An old-fashioned drink, hot buttered rum is the perfect adult beverage on a cold winter night.


Hot Buttered Rum Recipe – This recipe for Hot Buttered Rum is simple, yet delicious. An old-fashioned drink, hot buttered rum is the perfect adult beverage on a cold winter night.

Iced Raspberry Bubbly Recipe – A beautiful update on a classic drink, this Iced Raspberry Bubbly Recipe combines the subtle taste of hibiscus with the bold taste of raspberry and mint for a truly delicious cocktail.

Jealous Cherry Cocktail Recipe – A delicious, cool and fun drink, the Jealous Cherry Cocktail is a wonderful libation to serve at parties, get-togethers, or to enjoy in front of a fire.

Mistletoe Mint Cocktail. A wonderful holiday cocktail recipe, this terrific Christmas drink is perfect for the holiday season. Light and refreshing, this will become one of your favorite Christmas drinks! Give your taste buds a minty treat with sip after sip of this delicious holiday cocktail.


Lemon Twist Tequila Eggnog Recipe – Tequila and eggnog are a fabulous combination. The added zest of lemon makes this an irresistible cocktail. Update your eggnog this holiday season and enjoy this great tasting Lemon Twist Tequila Eggnog libation.

Mistletoe Mint Cocktail – Light and refreshing, this will become one of your favorite holiday drinks! Give your taste buds a minty treat with sip after sip of this delicious holiday cocktail.

Painkiller – A delicious rum-based alcoholic beverage recipe, this copycat cocktail recipe is based on the infamous Cheddar restaurant beverage. This delicious Painkiller cocktail packs a wallop!

Pomegranate Martini Recipe. The perfect drink this holiday season the Pomegranate Martini takes full advantage of in-season pomegranates! The new twist on an old favorite makes for a slightly sweet, totally delicious martini experience.


Pomegranate Martini Recipe – The perfect drink this holiday season the Pomegranate Martini takes full advantage of in-season pomegranates! The new twist on an old favorite makes for a slightly sweet, totally delicious martini experience.

Sidecar Cocktail Recipe – a classic cocktail that can be made as a one, two or a pitcher. This one packs a whallop.

The Frozen Mint Blue Cocktail Recipe – This beautiful beverage combines the cool, refreshing taste of peppermint and the sweet taste of agave for a marvelous holiday cocktail.

Whiskey Sour Cocktail Recipe. This classic Whiskey Sour Cocktail recipe is simply the best whiskey sour recipe you will find. Making your own whiskey sour from scratch is easy to do with these step-by-step instructions. The next time you want to impress family and friends with a classic cocktail, mix up a one (or a batch) of this fabulous adult libation!


Whiskey Champagne Cocktail – A delightful adult libation, perfect for celebrations, romantic dinners, or when simply when you would like to share a cocktail with a special someone.

• This classic Whiskey Sour Cocktail recipe is simply the best whiskey sour recipe you will find. Making your own whiskey sour from scratch is easy to do with these step-by-step instructions. The next time you want to impress family and friends with a classic cocktail, mix up a one (or a batch) of this fabulous adult libation!

Bourbon Hot Cocoa Recipe. Delicious hot cocoa for adults! This bourbon hot cocoa recipe is simple to make. Infused with a hint of orange, this adult hot cocoa beverage is a wonderful treat on a cold night.


Holiday Hot Chocolate Recipes

Bourbon Hot Cocoa Recipe – Delicious hot cocoa for adults! This bourbon hot cocoa recipe is simple to make. Infused with a hint of orange, this adult hot cocoa beverage is a wonderful treat on a cold night.

Raspberry White Hot Chocolate Recipe – Snuggle up this winter with a cup of Raspberry White Hot Chocolate made from scratch. A delicious update to traditional hot chocolate, this yummy mixture will warm you up inside.

Kahlua Hot Cocoa Recipe. A rich, decadent, delicious hot cocoa treat, this adult Kahlua Hot Cocoa Recipe tastes divine on a cold winter night. Curl up on the sofa with a mug of Kahlua Hot Cocoa tonight!


Kahlua Hot Cocoa Recipe – A rich, decadent, delicious hot cocoa treat, you’ll want to curl up on the sofa with a mug of Kahlua Hot Cocoa tonight!

Hot Cocoa with Rum Recipe – A delicious hot cocoa recipe by itself, this Hot Cocoa with Rum Recipe is especially good when you add your favorite rum. (spiked and non-liquor)

Gingersnap Hot Cocoa Recipe – This cozy and warm hot cocoa smells and tastes delicious! Your whole house will smell like gingerbread as it warms on the stovetop. (no liquor)

Jingle Bells Jello Shots Recipe. These fun and festive Jingle Bells Jello Shots are easy to make. If you have a holiday get-together and/or party between now and the holidays, make these gelatin shots for the over 21 crowd!! They really are good. And they will remind everyone of when they were 21 (or 18) again!


Holiday Jello Shots Recipes

Champagne Jello Shots Recipe – Fancy Jello shots don’t have to be difficult to make! These step-by-step tutorial instructions for making a delicious and fun Champagne Jello Shots recipe are so easy to follow; the results are amazing!! The next time you are having an adult celebration or party, make some champagne Jello shots and up the fun in your festivities!

Christmas Cookie Jello Shots Recipe – If you like Christmas cookies you will love these creative Christmas Cookie Jello Shots. Creamy, slightly sweet and delicious, these fun Jello shots are perfect for holiday parties and get-togethers!

Eggnog Jello Shots – If you like eggnog you will love these fabulous Eggnog Jello Shots. These jello shots taste just like your favorite eggnog recipe!

Jingle Bells Jello Shots Recipe – If you have a holiday get-together and/or party between now and the holidays, make these gelatin shots for the over 21 crowd!! They really are good. And they will remind everyone of when they were 21 (or 18) again!

Eggnog Pudding Shots Recipe. Ho-Ho-Ho Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Get into the holiday spirit with these fabulous eggnog pudding shots. These fun eggnog pudding shots are perfect for holiday parties and get-togethers. Simply follow these easy step-by-step pudding shot instructions to make these phenomenal Eggnog Pudding Shots for your holiday party!


Holiday Pudding Shots Recipes

Eggnog Pudding Shots Recipe – Ho-Ho-Ho Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Get into the holiday spirit with these fabulous eggnog pudding shots. These fun eggnog pudding shots are perfect for holiday parties and get-togethers. Simply follow these easy step-by-step pudding shot instructions to make these phenomenal Eggnog Pudding Shots for your holiday party!

White Russian Pudding Shots Recipe – The melt-in-your-mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian pudding shots recipe will make it an immediate favorite at parties, get-togethers, and tailgating events.

I post a lot of cocktails throughout the year. You can find the full list of cocktail recipes here. They are listed by major liquor type, season, type.

As always, drink responsibly and please don’t drink and drive.


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100 Christmas Cookies and Sweets Recipes

100+ Christmas Cookies and Sweets Recipes. Here is a great list of over 100 Christmas Cookies and Christmas Sweets recipes that are perfect for a holiday party, Christmas dessert, or even a cookie exchange! There is a delicious dessert recipe on this giant list just waiting to be served at your holiday function, so be sure to check out this long list of holiday treats.


100 Christmas Cookies and Sweets Recipes

Here is a great list of 100 Christmas Cookies and Christmas Sweets recipes which are perfect for a holiday party, Christmas dessert, or even a cookie exchange! There is a delicious dessert recipe on this list just waiting to be served at your holiday function, so be sure to check out this long list of holiday treats.


Whatever you are looking for be it Traditional Christmas Cookies Recipes, Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies recipe, No-Bake Christmas Cookies recipes, Easy Christmas Cookies (ok, most of my recipes are pretty easy), Kid-centric Christmas Cookies, Christmas Cake recipes, Christmas Pie recipes, and more, this list has it!! I have also included nice, rich recipes that can be used for any occasion – including a holiday party, Christmas party, New Year’s Eve party and ummm well, parties and gatherings in general.

Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe. These adorable stackable Christmas tree cookies are easy to make, and a lot of fun to decorate! If you want to make special holiday 3-D cookies this year, give this Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies recipe a try.


Do you like to make homemade cookies during the holidays? Do you gift cookies to people for the holidays? What about leaving a plate out for good old St. Nick? If you need a new Christmas cookie recipe or Christmas sweet recipe, this list has a wide range of dessert and party options: Cake recipes, pudding recipes, candy recipes, fudge recipes (mmmm fudge!), cookie bars (I love easy to make bars!), tarts, and more. Something traditional like a Kris Kringle Cookies, or perhaps newer cookie ideas such as a 3-D Christmas Tree? There’s everything from cherry based cookies to cranberry and pumpkin recipes (yes, pumpkin is also a Christmas go-to for many people!) to no-bake cookies to gluten-free holiday cookies! This list has it all!

If you need a frosting, I highly recommend this Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe which you can make any color (using food coloring or food gel) or any flavor. the base recipe is vanilla, but you could make it peppermint, anise, rum, root beer – truly any flavor you like.

You can also make your own colored sugar easily with this How To Make Colored Sugar tutorial. It is so simple, my mother had me making it at 5 (not kidding!).

And, now on to the Christmas Cookies and Christmas Sweets recipes! (Note: over the years I have added to this list! There are now well over 100 Christmas Cookies and Christmas Sweets recipes on this list!)

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


100 Christmas Cookies and Christmas Sweets Recipes

Almond Doughnut Cookies Recipe
Almond Joy Bark Recipe
Banana Split Icebox Cake Recipe
Baby Apple Walnut Pies Recipe
Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice. These Manhattan-inspired (that is the cocktail, not the place) boozy chocolate Christmas mice are fun and tasty. Place a few to nibble along your Christmas cookie platters!


Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe
Bear Claw Cookies Recipe
Black and White Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
Blueberry Pie Recipe
Boozy Chocolate Christmas Mice Recipe

Boozy Chocolate Fudge Recipe
Butter Tarts Recipe
Buttered Rum Fudge Recipe
Candy Cane Brownie Recipe
Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Amaretto Swirl Fudge Recipe. A marvelous blending of chocolate, vanilla and almond combine to make this lush and decadent Chocolate Amaretto Swirl Fudge Recipe.


Cherry Cordial Cookies Recipe
Cherry Meringue Cookie Recipe
Chocolate Amaretto Swirl Fudge Recipe
Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies Recipe
Chocolate Cashew Clusters

Chocolate Slush Cake Recipe. Rich, cool, creamy, and decadent, this chocolate slush cake is a great dessert to serve family and friends any time of the year. This is a delicious layered pudding cake that simply melts in your mouth.


Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe
Chocolate Chip Slice and Bake Cookies Recipe
Chocolate Christmas Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Bites Recipe
Chocolate Slush Cake Recipe

Cinnamon Apple and Walnut Holiday Bread Recipe
Cinnamon Rolls Cookies Recipe
Coconut Macaroons Recipe
Cranberry Noels Cookie Recipe
Cranberry Orange Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Ball Recipe. These delicious, no bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls are simple to make! Your entire family will enjoy these simple candies. Indulge during the holidays, as a special treat, during snack time or anytime! This Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Ball Recipe will satisfy any sweet tooth.


Danish Puff Recipe
Decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Donut Hole Tree
Double Chocolate Blossom Cookies Recipe
Dutch Almond Bars

Easy Cornflakes Christmas Clusters Recipe. It is the holiday season and sometimes things are so hectic it is difficult to make time to bake or cook holiday centric-dishes. But everyone has time to make these super easy cornflakes Christmas clusters. This simple 4-ingredient recipe is festive, tasty, and you can make them in about 5 minutes. These are a great tasting holiday treat your whole family will enjoy.


Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Ball Recipe
Easy Cornflakes Christmas Clusters Recipe
Edible Cereal Ornaments Recipe
Eggnog Bark Recipe
Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust Recipe

Eggnog Kaleidoscope Jello Recipe
English Trifle
Fruitcake Cookies Recipe
Gingerbread Biscotti Recipe
Gingerbread Coffeecake Recipe

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe. This gingerbread fudge is a delightful break from traditional chocolate fudge. The spicy-sweet flavors come together to make the perfect holiday treat or dessert. This gingerbread fudge recipe works great as a holiday food gift or to fill your holiday platter for a Christmas or New Year party!


Gingerbread Fudge Recipe
Gluten-Free Almond Holiday Drop Cookies Recipe
Gumdrop Cookie Bar Recipe
Hello Dolly Bars (7 layer cookies)
Holiday Butter Cookie Recipe

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


Homemade Chocolate Eclairs Recipe
Homemade Peppermint Patties Recipe
Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe
How to Make a Christmas Cupcake Tree
How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train

Hungarian Christmas Cookies Recipe
Irish Cream Fudge Recipe
Italian Ricotta Cheese Cookies Recipe
Jam Filled Cream Cheese Cutout Cookie Recipe
Kris Kringle Cookie and Frosting Recipe

5 lempon snowball cookies in yellow cupcake holders, a white plate full of lemon snowball cookies in the upper left. Fresh lemons are displayed as garnish. All sits on a white board


Layered Mint Chocolate Brownies Recipe
Lemon Snowball Cookie Recipe
Maple Pumpkin Delight Pie Recipe
Mini Cranberry Orange Cake Recipe
Mini Raspberry French Vanilla Trifle Recipe

Grandma always made Ricotta cheese cookies for us! These tasty cookies are soft on the inside and topped with a delicious sugared icing. This Italian Ricotta cookies recipe is just like Nonna used to make. Make some for your family tonight.


No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
No Bake Coconut Balls Recipe
No-Bake Cranberry Cheesecake Parfait Recipe
No Bake Marshmallow Christmas Squares Recipe
No Bake Pecan Praline Bourbon Balls Recipe

No Bake Pecan Praline Bourbon Balls Recipe. These crowd pleasing, easy to make No Bake Pecan Praline Bourbon Balls are a great cookie to make when you need a lot of cookies for a party or gathering. These delicious cookies are tasty treats that hold up well in the refrigerator.


Original Bacardi Rum Cake Recipe
Peanut Butter Lumps of Coal Recipe
Pecan Pie Bars
Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust
Pineapple Squares Recipe

Pizzelle Recipe
Pumpkin Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies Recipe
Pumpkin Icebox Cake Recipe
Pumpkin Nut Roll Recipe
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Bundt Cake Recipe

Rudolph's Cherry Red Nose Pudding. A delicious pudding recipe that is great any time of year! Make ahead as pudding shots, or serve as a dessert. This amazing  pudding recipe is best reserved for adults.


Raisin Bran Cereal Cookies Recipe
Reindeer Grahams Cookie Recipe
Rocky Road Cookie Bars Recipe
Rudolph’s Cherry Red Nose Pudding
Rum Balls Recipe

Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust Recipe. Three of the most iconic flavors for the holidays come together in this Eggnog Cheesecake recipe. The creamy sensation of cheesecake makes the perfect pairing for the smooth and spicy tastes of eggnog. All while sitting on top of a gingersnap crust. You may think about making two because this cheesecake will be irresistible and gone in an instant.


Rum Logs Recipe
Santa’s Trash Cookies Recipe
Easy Shortbread Recipe
Slice and Bake Trees Recipe
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Casserole

Snowman Cookie Balls Recipe
Sour Cream Cheesecake Recipe
Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe
Spiced Molasses Cookies Recipe
Spritz Cookie Recipe

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of the British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe
Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe
Striped Sugar Cookies Recipe
Sugar Cookie Truffles Recipe
Texas Sheet Cake

Peppermint Icebox Pie Recipe with Oreo Crust. The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.


Thumbprint Cookies Recipe
Traditional Bread Pudding
Turtle Bites
Whiskey Sour Cookies Recipe
White Chocolate Cherry Almond Biscotti Recipe

White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe. This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately, or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!


White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe
White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Recipe
White Christmas Pie Recipe

There really is something for everyone on this long list of Christmas Cookie Recipes and Christmas Sweets Recipes!


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Almond Joy Bark Recipe

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!

Almond Joy Bark Recipe

Giving gifts during the holidays is said to stem from the gifts given to baby Jesus by the three wise men. The tradition is in honor of showing a heart of giving and humility as well as sacrifice. In other words, it’s all about caring about others and not ourselves. It’s unknown when candy began being given as a present during the holidays. However, it’s a very popular gift and is often homemade by the giver.

I am one of those people that love giving out treats for the holidays. They always say that food is one of those gifts you can never go wrong with. As long as you know the person well enough in order to give them something they will like with any diet restrictions or allergies in mind. It is never fun to get a gift you cannot use. This Almond Joy Bark has been a huge success in recent years, which is why I just had to share it with you.

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


How Do You Make Almond Joy Bark?

You cannot believe how easy this candy recipe is! When I first made it, I thought maybe I had skipped a step or something. This recipe simply involves lining a cookie sheet with parchment paper before pouring the ingredients together on top of it, and letting them cool. Once your cookie sheet is lined with parchment paper, place your chocolate chips and coconut oil in a bowl. Place in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between until the chocolate is fully melted. Pour it evenly across the cookie sheet and immediately sprinkle shredded coconut and almond pieces across the top. Let it cool in the fridge for an hour before breaking it into random pieces. Seriously, that is all it takes.

Tips for Making Almond Joy Bark

• The coconut oil gives a nice coconut aroma to the bark. In case you do not have any, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil or shortening. This will prevent any seizing of the chocolate. Also add ½ a teaspoon of coconut extract to the melted chocolate to get that alluring coconut aroma.
• If you are running short on time, the chocolate may sit up quicker than an hour. Giving it an hour is a precaution. You can also try the freezer.
• This recipe can be stored in the freezer or fridge in an airtight container. If storing pieces on top of each other, it may be beneficial to separate them with wix or parchment paper.
• Do not overheat the chocolate. Use short bursts in the microwave and stir in between to smooth out any lumps.

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


Common Questions About Almond Joy Bark

Why is My Chocolate Bark Soft?

Sometimes if chocolate is overcooked or undercooked, it will not react the way you need it to in order to make a bark. This is why it is important to not add any extra ingredients to the chocolate and melt it in 30-second or less increments. You want your chocolate to be smooth and creamy when you pour it out to form the bark. If it is not, something is wrong and it is most likely undercooked or overcooked. If you have added ingredients to the chocolate, one of them may be reacting with the chocolate, causing it to change consistency. I know this can happen with certain gel dyes.

What is Chocolate Bark Made of?

Chocolate bark is literally just a large sheet of chocolate. Of course, there can be a number of ingredients added to it, depending on the type of chocolate bark it is. However, the base of all chocolate bark is just pure chocolate, melted down to form a large sheet. Common toppings are nuts, candies, coconut, other chocolate chips, sprinkles, etc.

Can You Freeze Chocolate Bark?

Depending on your toppings, most chocolate barks can be frozen for up to a month, in an airtight container, but the chocolate may change color. The best way to store it is to separate each layer with wax paper so that the portions desired, are easily removed without making a mess of the rest of the bark. Certain toppings may keep the bark from being frozen though. For example, sometimes cereal and cracker pieces are used on top of the bark and these ingredients would not hold up well after being frozen. They would turn mushy and stale which is not very appetizing.

Is Almond Bark a Chocolate?

Almond bark is not really chocolate, although it tastes a lot like white chocolate. It is made with fats rather than cocoa butter like chocolate is. It melts similar to chocolate and is used in candies in the same way chocolate would be. You usually buy it in the same section where baking chocolate is purchased in the store. It is only sold for baking purposes, though, and is not sold in candy ailes like chocolate commonly is.

Christmas time is right around the corner and it is time to start planning presents. I always have a lot of people I make candy for, so I like to get a number ahead of time in order to plan for how many recipes and batches I need to make. If you are like me and are getting ready to start your planning, delight your gift receivers and free up some of your time by making this delicious Almond Joy Bark.

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


Almond Joy Bark Recipe Ingredients:

12 oz Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
1 TBSP Coconut Oil
½ cup Shredded Coconut Flakes
½ cup Sliced Almonds

Almond Joy Bark Mise en Place:

Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Spatula
Baking Sheet(s)
Parchment Paper
9×13 Baking Pan

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


Almond Joy Bark Recipe Directions:

1. Line a 9″ x 13″ baking tray with parchment paper.

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


2. Combine 12 ounces of bittersweet chocolate chips and one tablespoon of coconut oil in a large microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Give it a good mix and put it back for another 20 seconds. Mix well till all the chocolate chips are melted and you have a smooth and glossy melted chocolate.

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


3. Pour the melted chocolate onto the prepared parchment lined pan. Spread it out in a thin layer.

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


4. Top the melted chocolate bark with ½ cup of shredded coconut and ½ cup of sliced almonds.

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


5. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour.

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


6. Break it into small pieces and serve. Or put them into cute baggies and give them as edible gifts.

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!


Yield: 6 servings

Almond Joy Bark Recipe

Almond Joy Bark Recipe

Almond Joy Bark Recipe. With all the classic flavors of an Almond Joy candy bar, this bark is rich and satisfying. Sweet coconut and decadent chocolate form the ultimate candy bark. This almond joy bark makes a perfect food-gift or a great addition to a holiday cookie platter or confection tray!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 TBSP Coconut Oil
  • ½ cup Shredded Coconut Flakes
  • ½ cup Sliced Almonds

Instructions

    1. Line a 9" x 13" baking tray with parchment paper.
    2. Combine 12 ounces of bittersweet chocolate chips and one tablespoon of coconut oil in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Give it a good mix and put it back for another 20 seconds. Mix well till all the chocolate chips are melted and you have a smooth and glossy melted chocolate.
    3. Pour the melted chocolate onto the prepared parchment-lined pan. Spread it out in a thin layer.
    4. Top the melted chocolate bark with ½ cup of shredded coconut and ½ cup of sliced almonds.
    5. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
    6. Break it into small pieces and serve. Or put them into cute baggies and give them as edible gifts.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 494 Total Fat: 40g Saturated Fat: 23g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 58mg Carbohydrates: 24g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 11g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 11g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

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