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5 from 5 votes

Vanilla Wafer Holiday Bark

So easy to make, and even easier to eat, this holiday bark made with vanilla wafers is crunchy, sweet, and chocolatey, and makes perfect holiday gifts for family and friends!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 2441kcal
Author: Kristin


For the bark:

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 box vanilla wafers
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the toppings:

  • 1 package yogurt covered pretzels and/or
  • 1 package dried cranberries and/or
  • Seasonal sprinkles


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  • Line a jelly roll pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place the vanilla wafers on the sheet in rows, touching each other. (When I reached the edges, I cut a few of the cookies so that they would fit.)
  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter and combine with the brown sugar. Bring to a boil and stir for about 5 minutes while boiling on low heat.
  • Pour the butter and brown sugar mixture evenly over the vanilla wafers.
  • Bake 3-5 minutes until bubbly.
  • Take the pan out of the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.
  • When the chips soften, spread them with a knife.
  • Add desired toppings and gently press into the chocolate.
  • Place the pan in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes or until cooled.
  • When cool, remove from the refrigerator and break the bark into pieces.


Calories: 2441kcal | Carbohydrates: 361g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 106g | Saturated Fat: 60g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 1823mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 314g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Calcium: 350mg | Iron: 18.6mg