Peppermint Bark

Sharry Murawski


This is special enough to give as a gift at Christmas time. One of the best I've tasted!

A few hints when making this bark:
-Don't make layers too thin
-Take out of the refrigerator a few minutes prior to adding white layer to ensure bonding.
-Works best with good quality chocolate. Look for white chocolate that contains cocoa butter.

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Gotta love this classic peppermint bark recipe. It's a holiday classic everyone loves. This homemade version is smooth, sweet and filled with chocolate and peppermint flavor. Serve this peppermint bark as part of your holiday dessert or pack in baggies to give as a gift. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 8 votes

10 Min
30 Min


  • 1 pkg
    chocolate chips (Ghirardelli is really good; I use 60% cacao bittersweet), 10 oz.
  • 1 lb
    white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp
    peppermint extract (pure extract is better than imitation as imitation might cause chocolate to seize up)
  • 1/2 c
    peppermint candy, crushed

How to Make Peppermint Bark


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a 9 x 13 pan with foil, let it hang over the sides. Spray foil with cooking spray.
  2. Pour chocolate chips in an even layer on foil.
  3. Place in oven 5 minutes.
  4. Remove and smooth with a spatula. Place in refrigerator until firm (about 20 min.).
  5. Melt white chocolate chips in a double boiler.
  6. Stir in extract. Let cool a bit.
  7. Pour over chocolate layer. Work quickly to spread.
  8. Sprinkle with crushed candy. Gently press the candy into chocolate.
  9. Chill until firm.
  10. Lift foil, shake off excess candy. Cut into 2 inch wide strips. Chill in a covered container.

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About Peppermint Bark

Course/Dish: Candies Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #bark #peppermint

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