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Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Easy, Fast and SUPER DELICIOUS! This Chocolate Peppermint Bark is the perfect gift for the candy enthusiast on your list! Besides, it’s only going to take you a few minutes to whip this up and you’ll be the STAR of the show!

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Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Seriously, if you are taking something yummy to a party or if giving a box of goodies to a friend, this Chocolate Peppermint Bark will be the easiest addition you can possibly make!

This takes literal minutes to make and tastes like you spent hours slaving in the kitchen over it!

Besides, Chocolate Peppermint Bark looks so pretty in a box with other treats!

close up of candy

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • White and Dark Chocolate
  • Peppermint Extract
  • Candy canes or peppermint disks (crushed)

Here’s How You Do It

  1. Melt the chocolates and add the peppermint extract and pour onto a sheet pan.
  2. Sprinkle with candy canes

Tips and Tricks for Chocolate Peppermint Bark

  • If you prefer to use a double boiler to melt the chocolate, that is fine, however be sure not to splash water into the chocolate or it will seize.
  • No double boiler or microwave? No worries, here’s how you can make your own double boiler using what you have at home.
  • Since this recipe gets most of its flavor from the chocolates, you are going to want to use the best chocolates possible. I recommend the Ghiradelli chocolates if you can find them.
  • It’s fine to use either crushed candy canes or peppermint candies (the round disk kind). Either work just fine.
bowl of candy

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Can I Freeze This Treat?

Yes, you can! Place in a freezer safe container, remove as much air as possible and then freeze for up to 3 months.

How Long Does This Keep?

This keeps for about a week without freezing. Keep in an air tight container.

What’s the Best Way to Keep This Treat?

Keep this treat in an air tight container like a plastic container with a sealing lid or a zip lock type bag.

sheet pan of candy

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Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Easy Fast and Delicious. Make yours in about 10 minutes or less.
Print Pin Rate
Course: sweet
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Peppermint Bark
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Assembly Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 12 oz semi sweet Chocolate chips Dark chocolate if you prefer
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 12 oz white chocolate chips
  • 8 candy canes 30 peppermint disks if using those instead

Instructions

  • Prepare a baking sheet by covering it with a large sheet of parchment paper.
  • Pour chocolate chips into a medium sized microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir well and then heat in 1 minute increments until the chocolate is melted, smooth and you are able to pour it. Add the peppermint extract and mix in well. Pour the chocolate mixture onto the prepared pan and smooth out across the pan with the spatula. Place the pan into the refrigerator to cool.
  • Crush the candy canes in a zip lock style bag using a rolling pin, soup can or meat tenderizing hammer. Set aside.
  • In a different medium sized bowl, microwave the white chocolate chips for 2 minutes. Stir well, then heat in 1 minute increments until the chocolate is melted through and smooth. Pour over the set chocolate and spread out with the spatula to completely cover the darker colored chocolate. Sprinkle with the crushed peppermints. Press any larger pieces down into the chocolate.

Notes

  • If you prefer to use a double boiler to melt the chocolate, that is fine, however be sure not to splash water into the chocolate or it will seize.
  • No double boiler or microwave? No worries, here’s how you can make your own double boiler using what you have at home.
  • Since this recipe gets most of its flavor from the chocolates, you are going to want to use the best chocolates possible. I recommend the Ghiradelli chocolates if you can find them.
  • It’s fine to use either crushed candy canes or peppermint candies (the round disk kind). Either work just fine.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peppermint Bark
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Ephesians 4:32

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

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