If you are all out of almond bark (or can’t find any at the store) no worries. There are a few substitutes you can use to make your recipe.
These alternatives will work well but be sure to read on for the full rundown on how to replace almond bark with each of them.
So what are the best substitutes for almond bark?
The top almond bark substitutes are candy melts, candiquik, and white chocolate.
Almond Bark Alternatives
To better understand how to substitute for almond bark we need to know what it is. Almond bark consists of a thin wafer shell that is coated with a layer of chocolate.
The chocolate can be milk, dark or white depending on your recipe. For example, you may need a light colored shell for an almond bark covered pretzel rod.
You can use candy melts to get the same results as almond bark. The only difference is that candy melts tend to be a melted candy whereas almond bark is usually a wafer.
Candy Melts are readily found at specialty food stores and some grocery stores. To melt the candy you will need a double boiler, bowl with water, and microwave safe containers like these.
This is another candy that is easy to melt and resembles almond bark. The best part of this substitute is how easy it is to use.
Candiquik works in all recipes that call for almond bark, and you simply need to use a 1:1 ratio.
White chocolate is often confused with almond bark, but they are not the same ingredient. While almond bark is made using vegetable fats, white chocolate is composed of milk solids, sugar, and cocoa.
Therefore, white chocolate does have a sweeter flavor than almond bark. But that sweet flavor works wonderfully in any recipe that calls for almond bark. If you are worried about your recipe coming out too sweet, simply reduce some of the other sugars in your recipe.
You can use white chocolate to get the same results as almond bark so use a 1:1 ratio when subbing it in. White chocolate will melt easier so use accordingly.
Almond Bark Replacement FAQ
Is white chocolate and almond bark the same?
No, almond bark and white chocolate are made using different ingredients. Almond bark is produced using vegetable fat and various flavors, white chocolate is made out of cocoa butter, milk solids, and sugar.
White chocolate has a creamy cocoa flavor while almond bark has a much subtler flavor.
Can you substitute baking chips for almond bark?
Yes, baking chips can be used instead of almond bark. They offer a similar flavor and finished texture. Use a 1:1 ratio when substituting almond bark with baking chips.
There you go. Now you know how to substitute for almond bark. Just be sure to read the full recipe before beginning the recipe so that you can change the temperature, time, or ingredients as needed.