If you’re looking for a simple, yet delicious patriotic treat for your 4th of July celebration, look no further than this red, white, and blue candy bark recipe! This stunning patriotic candy bark is perfect for your Independence Day celebration. It’s fun to make, looks quite impressive, and tastes great!
Plus, this 4th of July goes perfectly with this pretty Patriotic Mason Jar Centerpiece!
This easy homemade Patriotic candy bark makes a great red, white, and blue themed dessert. It’s no-bake, so it comes together quickly. It has everything you could want in a 4th of July dessert: sweetness, pretty color, and pride! Plus, it’s so yummy, it’ll disappear in a flash at your picnic or party!
How to Make Swirled Candy Bark
Swirled candy bark is an impressive dessert. It looks stunning, and the combinations are endless. And while it looks like it takes a lot of skill, effort, and time to create, the truth is, making swirled candy bark is very easy, so don’t let it intimidate you.
I had step by step pics for this recipe, but when transferring the images from my camera to computer, I somehow over-wrote them (insert eye roll here). Don’t you just love when that happens?! So instead, I’m using images from my Shark Bark recipe to illustrate the process. The only difference between that candy bark and this patriotic candy bark is the colors.
Step 1: First, on a prepared baking sheet, use a spoon to drop large dollops of the melted chocolates into a square or rectangular pattern, making sure to alternate colors.
Step 2: Then, take a skewer and drag it through the surface to make swirls remembering to work quickly so candy doesn’t harden before you’re finished.
Step 3: Swirl until you like the way it looks, then allow candy to set.
There’s no right or wrong way to swirl. Just keep going until you like the way it looks. And that’s it, easy-peasy.
How to Make Patriotic Candy Bark for the 4th of July
So, are you ready to see how to make this 4th of July patriotic candy bark? You’ll find the complete recipe in the free printable recipe card at the end of this post. And, if you’re still not 100% sure how to create the swirled design in the candy bark, you can find step by step instructions along with images in my Halloween Swirled Candy Bark recipe, too.
Kitchen Tools You May Need
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- candy melting pot, microwave, or double boiler to melt the candy melts
- toothpick, skewer, or fork for swirling
- baking sheet
- parchment paper or Silpat mat
Ingredients Needed to Make Red, White and Blue Candy Bark
This pretty patriotic candy bark concoction calls for nothing more than two simple ingredients. Both of which you can find on Amazon, at Walmart, or even in your local grocery.
- bright white candy melts – make sure you get the Bright White or else they candy will turn out more cream-colored
- royal blue candy melts
- red candy melts
- patriotic sprinkles
- patriotic candy stars sprinkles
4th of July Swirled Candy Bark Instructions
Making this red, white, and blue candy bark is as easy as melting the candy melts, swirling them together, and then adding the sprinkles. Then you let it sit until it’s ready to eat!
When making homemade swirled candy bark, the most important thing you need to keep in mind is to work quickly. This is a huge part of making sure that the chocolate doesn’t set before you’ve swirled the three colors and added the sprinkles.
Pro Tip: I always set out all of the ingredients for this patriotic candy bark and get them ready to go (opening the candy bags, taking the lid off the sprinkles, and so on) before I start melting the candy melts.
Step One: Prepare Baking Sheet
To make this patriotic candy bark, you’ll first want to cover a small baking sheet with either a Silpat mat or parchment paper.
Step Two: Melt the Chocolates
Following the instructions on the bag, melt each color of candy melts in a separate bowl until smooth and creamy. You can use either your microwave, double boiler, or a candy melting pot.
Pro Tip – I prefer using my candy melting pot with a dual melting pot insert for two of the colors, and my microwave for the third color. This way they all melt at the same time.
Step Three: Add Melted Candy to Baking Sheet
On the prepared baking sheet, use a spoon to scoop melted red, white, and blue candy melts into a big square or rectangle pattern, making sure to alternate colors. You can see a picture of this in my Shark Bark recipe.
Step Four: Swirl
Working quickly, drag a skewer, chopstick, fork, or butter knife through the top layers of the melted colors in a swirling and/or circular pattern. Kind of like a tie dye design.
Pro Tip – there’s no right or wrong way to do this, just swirl until you like the way it looks. Do be careful of over-swirling as you don’t want the colors to become so swirled that they become muddy-looking.
Step Five: Add Sprinkles
Once you’re finished swirling, quickly add the patriotic sprinkles, candies, or edible glitter.
Step Six: Let Bark Set
Now all that’s left to do is allow the patriotic candy bark to set, and then break or cut it apart to serve. This usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes. To speed it up, place the candy in the fridge or freezer until it hardens.
MORE 4th of JULY RECIPES
Looking for more patriotic recipes? Look no further! I think you will really like these other red, white, and blue recipes!
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- 1 cup White Candy Melts
- 1 cup Royal Blue Candy Melts
- 1 cup Red Candy Melts
- Patriotic Sprinkles
- Prepare a baking sheet with a Silpat Mat or parchment paper.
- In separate bowls, melt each of the colors according to package directions.
- Use a spoon to scoop dollops of the melted chocolates into a big square or rectangular shape on the baking sheet, making sure to alternate colors.
- Using a skewer, fork, or knife, swirl the colors together, making sure to work quickly before the candy sets. Be careful not to over-swirl!
- Once swirled, add the sprinkles evenly over the candy.
- Allow candy to harden; usually 15 to 30 minutes,
- Once the candy has hardened, use a knife or break it into pieces.
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Serving Size:1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 0gSugar: 36gProtein: 0g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.