Gluten-Free Christmas bark has to be the most addictive sweet & salty treat that ever existed!
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About This Gluten-Free Christmas Bark Recipe
Christmas is the perfect time for holiday baking, and I am so glad to have a gluten-free version of this delicious sweet treat! I make gluten-free Christmas bark and it’s absolutely delicious. My family calls this stuff Christmas Crack!
This bark is easy to make, customizable for whatever your sweet tooth craves, and will be gone in minutes! You can make it with gluten-free crackers or gluten-free pretzels. I think both have their own appeal and taste, but if you want more salt, go with the pretzels.
Ingredients You Will Need For Christmas Bark
-gluten-free pretzels or crackers (see below for my brand recommendations)
-any toppings you like! Sprinkles are my go-to!
How To Make Gluten-Free Pretzel Bark
This recipe is so easy and the results are incredible! First you arrange your pretzels or crackers on a foil lined pan. Then you melt your butter and brown sugar in a small pot over medium heat until it's golden brown (about 5 minutes). Pour this over the pretzels/crackers and spread with a spatula and bake for 3-5 minutes until bubbly. Lastly, sprinkle on chocolate chips and spread it all over to coat the entire layer. Finally, top with sprinkles or any decorations, and put it in the fridge to cool!
Watch me make this Christmas dessert over on my Instagram page!
Can I Make This Dairy-Free?
Yes, you can. You can also customize this treat to be dairy-free if you use Enjoy Life chocolate chips and vegan butter like Country Crock or Earth Balance butter sticks. I've never made it this way, but you could also try using ghee too!
Look for more dairy-free sweets & treats? Check out the dairy-free recipe archives here.
You’ll need a gluten-free cracker or gluten-free pretzels to make this recipe. I recommend Schar or Glutino crackers. If you prefer a stronger salty & sweet combo, go with pretzels! Snyders of Hanover gluten-free pretzel sticks are my favorite for making Christmas bark. The pretzels are saltier and really make them absolutely addictive.
Decorations & Toppings
I usually add gluten-free red and green sprinkles for holiday cheer, but don't be limited! You can break apart candy canes or peppermint sticks (make sure they are gluten-free), or even add M&M's. Have fun and get creative with this easy holiday recipe.
More Holiday Gluten-Free Baking Recipes
Ready for another great holiday recipe? Try this cranberry orange bread!
Want to practice your pie making skills? Homemade apple pie hits the spot. Gluten-free but no one will know!
Feel like baking Christmas cookies? Check out this collection of gluten-free cookie recipes from my fellow gluten-free & celiac bloggers.
What goes perfectly with a freshly baked cookie? A cup of hot chocolate, homemade, without gluten or dairy. Make it right here.
Here's how to make this addictive gluten-free pretzel bark!
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Gluten-Free Christmas Bark Recipe
- 1 package gluten-free crackers or pretzels (8 ounces)
- 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) - vegan, if needed
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 12-ounce package of semi-sweet chocolate chips - dairy-free, if needed
- Optional toppings: sprinkles, candies, nuts, peppermint sticks
Preheat oven to 425F.
Grease two foil-lined small jelly roll pans (or one big one) or line with aluminum foil. Arrange gluten-free crackers or pretzels in a single layer.
In a small pot, melt butter and brown sugar. Reduce until bubbly & caramel in color, about 5 minutes. Pour evenly over crackers or pretzels. Bake for 3-4 minutes or until bubbly!
Remove from oven and sprinkle on chocolate chips. Allow chocolate to melt for 5 minutes. Once melted and soft, spread chocolate to coat the entire tray. Top with holiday sprinkles, peppermint pieces, chopped nuts, or candy, if using.
Freeze for at least 1 hour & then break or cut into pieces. Enjoy!
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 538Total Fat 38gSaturated Fat 22gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 61mgSodium 72mgCarbohydrates 55gFiber 3gSugar 46gProtein 3g
Do you make Christmas bark?
What's your favorite holiday treat?
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