Chocolate Peppermint Bark

4.50 from 4 votes

This homemade chocolate peppermint bark is a delicious holiday treat that is so easy to make!

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This homemade chocolate peppermint bark is made with just four ingredients.

It’s easy to make and tastes like Christmas.

We love simple holiday treats like Peanut Butter Balls, Oreo balls, Christmas Crack, Christmas Cookie Bars, No Bake Avalanche Cookies, and Ritz Cracker Cookies.

chocolate peppermint bark pieces stacked

Ingredients needed to make chocolate peppermint bark

  • dark chocolate chips
  • white chocolate chips
  • peppermint extract
  • candy canes, crushed
ingredients needed to make chocolate peppermint bark

how to make peppermint bark

Step 1: Add the dark chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments, until smooth.

dark chocolate chips in a bowl

Stir in the peppermint extract until smooth.

melted dark chocolate in a bowl

Step 2: Line a small 9 by 13 baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour the melted dark chocolate onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet and smooth it out.

dark chocolate spread on a parchment paper lined baking sheet

Place the chocolate in the fridge to harden for at least 30 minutes.

Step 3: While the chocolate layer is firming in the fridge, place the candy canes in an airtight bag.

candy canes in a ziploc bag

Use a rolling pin to crush the candy canes into small pieces and set aside.

crushed candy canes in a ziploc bag

Step 4: Once the chocolate is close to being hardened, add the white chocolate chips to a microwave safe dish.

white chocolate chips in a bowl

Melt in 30 second increments until smooth. Be careful not to burn.

melted white chocolate chips in a bowl

Remove the baking sheet from the fridge.

hardened dark chocolate layer

Step 5: Smooth the white chocolate over the top of the dark chocolate.

spreading the white chocolate over the dark chocolate layer

Step 6: Top with the crushed candy canes. Place the chocolate peppermint bark back in the fridge or freezer until hardened.

adding the crushed candy canes to the top of the bark

Once the bark is firm, cut or break into pieces and serve.

Keep any leftover peppermint bark in an airtight container or bag in the fridge or freezer.

chocolate peppermint bark broken into pieces

This peppermint bark would also make a great Christmas gift! Just wrap it up in a clear or holiday colored gift bag and you have a beautiful sweet treat for friends and neighbors.

chocolate peppermint bark in a candy tin

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4.50 from 4 votes

Chocolate Peppermint Bark

By: Joy Shull
This homemade chocolate peppermint bark is a delicious holiday treat that is so simple to make!
Prep: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 20

Ingredients 

  • 10 oz dark chocolate chips
  • 11 oz white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 6 candy canes, crushed

Instructions 

  • Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper (around 9 by 13 or smaller)
  • Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments, until smooth. Stir in the peppermint extract until smooth
  • Pour the dark chocolate onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet and smooth it out flat. Place the chocolate in the fridge to harden for 30 minutes
  • Place candy canes in a bag and use a rolling pin to crush them into small pieces
  • Once the chocolate is almost done chilling, melt the white chocolate chips until smooth. Spread the white chocolate over the layer of hardened dark chocolate
  • Sprinkle on the crushed candy canes. Chill until set (30 mins – 1 hour), then break or cut into pieces.

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 29mg, Potassium: 135mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 6IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 74mg, Iron: 0.2mg
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