Galaxy Bark

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Galaxy Bark

Hey guys!!  Time for another awesome week with our After School Snack Series!

This week I am sharing a snack that the kids can help you with, looks amazing and is semi educational!  I know that’s a lot to ask from a snack but believe me this snack delivers!  May I present to you Galaxy Bark!!!

Galaxy print is everywhere right now, it seems all the kids are obsessed with it lately and my house has not been bypassed by that phase lol.  So when I was in the store the other day I saw black candy melts and I was like “whoa what can I make with these” then of course I immediately thought of Galaxy Bark.

Chocolate bark is a favorite of mine to make, you can make in a thousand different flavors, a thousand different colors and the kids can help you create it, I just love making it.  Plus it takes like minutes to come together, so that’s a win!

This makes a great little chocolate treat for the kiddos to snack on while doing homework or for a little treat after dinner.  You can turn it educational by talking about galaxies and planets and so on while making the bark, and that can work with so many ages.

The bark itself is a snap to make.  Just melt your candy melts, I chose black, 2 blues, and purple.

Melt 2 pounds of black candy melts and pour them into a greased and foiled 9×13.

Then plop little spoonfuls of the other colors onto the black.

Galaxy Bark 1

Swirl a knife through as much as needed to create the galaxy look.

Galaxy Bark 2

Sprinkle with a few white and blue star sprinkles (I picked mine out of a 4th of July sprinkle mix)

Let cool and harden completely.

Now to add some sparkle to your galaxy.  I just take a little edible glitter dust and brush it on lightly.

Break it into chunks and admire your awesome Galaxy Bark!

Galaxy Bark 4

This will definitely win you cool points with your kids, or at least your Instagram friends lol!

So whip up this Galaxy Bark with your little ones, chat about back in your day Pluto was still a planet and have a great time!

Galaxy Bark

Galaxy Bark


  • 2 pounds black candy melts
  • half pound purple candy melts
  • half pound blue candy melts
  • half pound light blue candy melts


  1. Melt the black candy melts in the microwave at 30 second intervals until completely melted.
  2. Pour into a foil lined 9x13 pan and spread evenly.
  3. Melt other candy melt colors and dollop onto black.
  4. Lightly swirl the colors together to make a galaxy look.
  5. Sprinkle on star sprinkles.
  6. Let cool and harden completely.
  7. Brush on a little edible glitter dust.
  8. Break into chunks and serve!
Galaxy Bark

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    August 24, 2014

    this looks yummy and fun to make thanks for sharing visiting from bewitchin hop have a great day

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    Michelle says:
    August 25, 2014

    This is really cool! My son has always had a fascination with space since he was a toddler (he’s now going on 13). I think he’ll like this.
    Stopping by from Treasure Box Tuesday.

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    Jill says:
    August 26, 2014

    Oh my goodness this looks amazing! My kids would LOVE this in their lunchboxes.
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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    Mari says:
    August 27, 2014

    Looks yummy just added to my must try folder :)!

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    Amber L. says:
    August 29, 2014

    It looks so pretty. I bet it tastes awesome too :)

  6. avatar
    August 29, 2014

    I guess my kids aren’t old enough for the galaxy print trend, but I am loving this! Such pretty swirls. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

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    Christie says:
    August 31, 2014

    This looks out of this world! Sorry…couldn’t help it. I can’t wait to try this recipe. YUM! Thank you for linking up with #WakeUpWednesdayLinky Stop by this Wednesday to see if you’ve been featured.

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    September 2, 2014

    This recipe is truly out of this world!!! How creative and fun! We are featuring it this week at WONDERFULLY CREATIVE WEDNESDAYS!!! CONGRATS!!! -Nic

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    Fran says:
    May 27, 2016

    Where can you get black chocolate?

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      Parrish says:
      June 5, 2016

      I find mine in the party aisle at Walmart :)

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    Alyssa says:
    November 10, 2016

    This looks great! I wanted to let you know that I am featuring this on my site.

  11. avatar
    yamini says:
    December 11, 2021

    Now I have ingredients and instructions too ,will love to try these. Thanks for sharing this one recipe.

  12. avatar
    sara says:
    April 5, 2022

    Love this Galaxy Bark, super excited to try this , thanks for sharing this one.

  13. avatar
    Rose says:
    May 14, 2022

    Love this Galaxy Bark. super excited to try this one. Seems super delicious and amazing..

  14. avatar
    Rose says:
    May 30, 2022

    Thanks for sharing this Galaxy Bar, super excited to try this one with us, will love to try this one .

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