Holiday Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark is a seasonal favorite that everyone enjoys. Layers of dark chocolate, white chocolate, and crushed peppermint candy make this irresistible treat a fantastic homemade holiday gift for family and friends.

 

If you’ve never made peppermint bark before, you are in for a very pleasant surprise. This super easy recipe assembles quickly with minimal fuss. It is definitely a recipe you’ll want to get the kids involved in, and maybe you’ll start a new holiday tradition.

 

festive holiday peppermint bark

 

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How to Make Holiday Peppermint Bark

 

I have melted chocolate in a double boiler before, and honestly, I find a microwave much easier when melting chips. If you step up your chocolate game and use high-quality gourmet chocolates, you may want to pull out the double broiler. For today, we are going to stick with the microwave on this one.

 

Tools Needs:
Parchment paper
Microwave-safe bowls
Spatula
9×13 rimmed baking sheet

 

Ingredients:
18 oz dark chocolate chips
18 oz white chocolate chips
½ tsp peppermint extract
1 cup peppermint candy

 

Place the peppermint candy in a heavy-duty food storage bag. I usually cover the bag with a kitchen towel first and then pound the bag with a meat mallet or rolling pin until the candy is finely crushed.  You can also do this in a food processor if that is easier for you.

 

Line your 9×13 rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

 

Put the dark chocolate chips in a microwave-safe glass bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir the chocolate and microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until completely melted.

 

Easy Peppermint Bark Made in Microwave

 

Pour the melted chocolate onto the center of the prepared baking sheet and spread evenly with a spatula. Place the baking sheet in the freezer while preparing the white chocolate layer.

 

Place the white chocolate chips in microwave-safe glass bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir chocolate and microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until completely melted. Once the chocolate is smooth, stir in the peppermint extract.

 

 

Remove the baking sheet from the freezer and pour the white chocolate mixture on top of the dark chocolate layer. Carefully spread with a spatula until evenly distributed over the dark chocolate layer.

 

Sprinkle the crushed peppermint pieces evenly over the top. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Once hardened, break the peppermint bark into pieces before serving or storing in an airtight container.

 

If you plan to hand out your homemade peppermint bark as holiday gifts, place some tissue paper inside a holiday container.

 

 

 

Does peppermint put you in the holiday spirit? Try my other recipes:
Peppermint Martini
Peppermint Hot Chocolate

 

I know you will enjoy this quick, easy, and no fuss peppermint bark that is made with both dark and white chocolate then topped with crushed peppermint candy for a festive holiday treat.

 

Holiday Peppermint Bark

 

Did you try this recipe? Let me know in the comments below.

 

Happy Eating!

 

Easy Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark

MaryJo
Easy, no fuss peppermint bark made with both white and dark chocolate.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Holiday
Servings 2 pounds

Ingredients
  

  • 18 oz dark chocolate chips
  • 18 oz white chocolate chips
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 cup peppermint candy

Instructions

  • Place peppermint candy in a heavy-duty food storage bag. Pound bag with a meat mallet or rolling pin until finely crushed. Set aside. (This can be done in a food processor, if preferred).
  • Line a 9x13 rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Place dark chocolate chips in microwave-safe glass bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir chocolate and microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until completely melted.
  • Pour the melted chocolate onto the center of the prepared baking sheet and spread evenly with a spatula. Place the baking sheet in the freezer while preparing the white chocolate layer.
  • Place white chocolate chips in microwave-safe glass bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir chocolate and microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until completely melted. Once smooth, stir in the peppermint extract.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the freezer and pour the white chocolate mixture on top of the dark chocolate layer. Carefully spread with a spatula until evenly distributed over the dark chocolate layer.
  • Sprinkle the crushed peppermint pieces over the top until evenly distributed. Place baking sheet in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Once hardened, break peppermint bark into pieces before serving or storing in an airtight container.
Keyword chocolate, dark chocolate, holiday, peppermint

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