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White Almond Bark (A Super Easy Recipe With No Baking Required)

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Made with white chocolate, almonds and butter in the microwave, this white almond bark recipe only has 3 ingredients, tastes delicious and is super easy to make. No baking required!

white almond bark recipe

This white almond bark recipe is a mouth-watering candy that is fast and super easy to make. And always makes an appearance at our family Christmas get-together.

It only takes 3 ingredients. So you don’t have to spend hours in a busy grocery store at Christmas time trying to find everything you need.

Which is probably a good thing.

Because it’s also delicious and always disappears quickly around my house…a second batch might be necessary.

Even better? There’s no baking involved! (Always a bonus in my books.)

So if you’re making Christmas cookies, or trying to get Christmas dinner ready, this recipe won’t use up precious oven space.

And of course, there’s nothing stopping you from making it any other time of the year, either…


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White almond bark recipe ingredients

Here is your shopping list (I told you it was short!):

  • 1 pound white chocolate – Since this is the star of the show, get a good quality white chocolate (My favorite is Ghirardelli’s). You can use either bars or chips.
  • unsalted butter
  • blanched almonds – If you can’t find blanched almonds, you can use plain, unsalted nuts and then follow the directions below to blanch them yourself.


White almond bark recipe equipment
  • sauce pan (optional) – this is only required if you need to blanch the almonds yourself
  • cookie sheet
  • waxed paper
  • 9″ glass pie plate or wide glass bowl
  • medium-sized glass mixing bowl
  • dry measuring cup
  • measuring spoon

How To Make White Almond Bark

To start, line a cookie sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper.

How To Blanch Almonds

how to blanch almonds

If you were not able to find blanched almonds, it is easy make them from whole raw almonds.

Place the raw almonds in a saucepan and cover with water.

Heat to boiling.

Then remove from the heat and add some cold water so that you can handle the almonds.

Pinch each almond between your fingers so that the skin slides off.

Roast The Almonds

Blanched almonds and butter on a glass pie plate

Put 1 cup of blanched almonds into a 9″ glass pie plate or wide bowl with 1 teaspoon of butter.

Microwave on high for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes. The almonds will turn slightly brown and be aromatic.

They burn easily, so watch closely in the last 2 minutes.

Melt the White Chocolate

Melted white chocolate in a glass bowl

If you bought bars of chocolate, break them (or chop them) into small pieces. This will help them melt more evenly.

Place 1 pound of white chocolate in a medium-sized glass bowl.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes.

White chocolate burns easily so be careful not to overheat it. If you have a strong microwave, you may want to turn the powder down to about half strength to prevent this.

It can be hard to tell if the chocolate has melted by just looking at. So I like to stop it every 30 seconds and give it a stir to see how it’s doing.

When it’s mostly melted, take the bowl out of the microwave and stir until smooth. The heat from the melted chocolate will cause the rest of it to melt as well.

Put It All Together

Roasted almonds and melted white chocolate in a bowl

Add the roasted almonds to the melted white chocolate and stir to combine.

Melted white chocolate and roasted almonds on a cookie sheet

Pour the mixture onto the waxed-paper lined cookie sheet

White chocolate almond bark spread out on a cookie sheet

Then spread it out with the back of a spoon.

Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.

White chocolate almond bark broken up into pieces

Break the bark into chunks and store in an air-tight container for up to a week.

Or freeze for up to a month.

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white almond bark recipe

White Almond Bark Recipe

This white almond bark is a fast and easy recipe that only has 3 ingredients. And it tastes so good, you may have to make more than one batch if you want to save some for later.
4.72 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 cups


  • cookie sheet
  • waxed paper or parchment paper
  • glass pie plate or wide glass bowl
  • medium-sized glass bowl
  • spoon


  • 1 pound good quality white chocolate bars or chips
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup blanched almonds


  • Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
  • Put blanched almonds and butter in a 9" glass pie plate.
  • Microwave for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes.
  • Melt white chocolate in the microwave, 2-3 minutes.
  • Add nuts to the white chocolate and pour out onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  • Spread the mixture with the back of a spoon.
  • Refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  • Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.


  • To blanch raw almonds, put them in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add some cold water so that you can handle the almonds. Pinch the almonds between your fingers until the skins slide off.
  • Watch the almonds closely while you are roasting them in the microwave. They burn easily.
  • Be careful when you melt chocolate in the microwave so that it does not burn. Check and stir after each 30 seconds or so.
  • White almond bark can be stored in an air tight container at room temperature for up to a week. Or kept in the freezer for up to a month.

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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This post was originally published on December 2, 2020 but was updated with new content on February 20, 2023.

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  1. Can you use the Almonds without blanching them. What is the purpose of blanching them?

    1. Barbara, I have not made almond bark with non-blanched almonds. I imagine the taste would be courser and the look would be brown and white instead of creamy white. To blanch almonds: put them in a pot and cover with water. Bring the water to a boil. Remove from the stove and drain in a sieve under running cold water. When the almonds are cool enough to handle, squeeze them individually between your pointer and thumb. The shell will slip right off.

  2. Dorothy Fletcher says:

    Can you put almond bark into small muffin tins

    1. I suppose you could try, Dorothy. I think it would be much more labor intensive to distribute the melted chocolate and almonds into the individual cups. I can’t imagine how you would get them out of the tin without breaking.