Chocolate Tree Bark #Recipe

For years my step mother has been making this chocolate bark that has been to die for. Last week I spent the day with her and we did a ton of baking for the holidays and she agreed to let me share her recipe. It keeps in the freezer so essentially you could make this one WAY in advance before the craziness of the holidays hit.

 Doesn’t this look good? This is the peanut butter version?

Chocolate Tree Bark #Recipe

Mom Spotted
5 from 4 votes


  • Package of Saltine Crackers
  • 2 Sticks Butter
  • 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 Bag Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Bag White Chocolate Chips


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt Butter and add brown sugar and stir constantly for several minutes. Stir constantly until the constancy turns foamy and marshmellow like. Pour over saltines making sure the entire pan surface is covered. Place in over for 8 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with both flavors of chips. Wait momentarily for them to soften and then smooth out with the back of a spoon. Run a fork through to mimic the look of tree bark and sprinkle with topping of choice: toffee, PB chips, peppermint, candy bars, etc. let sit for 5 minutes and then place in freezer for one hour.
  • Remove and break into large pieces. Place in freezer bags and store in freezer until you plan to use. Best when served cold.

First line a baking sheet with saltines. make sure the bottom of the pan is covered completely. Then melt butter on stove. Once melted add brown sugar. stir constantly for several minutes until foamy and marshmellow like.

Pour over saltines and spread to cover the whole pan.

Next place in oven at 400 degrees for 8 minutes.

Remove onto wire rack and pour 2 cups of mixed chips over the top. Let sit for a minute and then use back of spoon to smooth out. Will melt together all creamy.

Take a fork and mark like tree bark.

Sprinkle with topping of choice. We all love toffee. Hubby loves peanut butter chips and crushed butterfingers. The kids love crushed peppermints.

Let rest for 5 minutes and then place in freezer for one hour. Remove from pan. If you can’t lift it with your fingers use a butter knife.  Break into pieces and place in gallon sized bags and store in freezer. Best when eaten cold.

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  1. Oooh yum!! I love this idea with the salty from the saltines.

  2. Julie says

    yum! thx for sharing:)

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

  3. 5 stars
    Sweeter than sweet but so wonderful!!! Very easy and fast to make.
    I guess using whole wheat saltines doesnt really make this good for me!

  4. 5 stars
    I love caramel and chocolate! I wonder if graham crackers could be substituted? I am saving this recipe also.

  5. 5 stars
    Oh wow. That looks so good! Can you say yummy??

  6. Jessica Chase says

    This is one of the easiest recipes in the world yet for some reason it still never works for me…

  7. krystel says

    5 stars
    that looks really good

  8. Tanya says

    These are so yummy & also so easy to make! I substituted the saltines with graham crackers. DELISH! 🙂

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