Chocolate Peppermint Bark

"This easy to make chocolate peppermint bark recipe is perfect for gifting to family and friends during the holidays. Made with a little peppermint extract and two kinds of chocolate, this peppermint bark gets topped with crushed candy canes for an easy no bake festive treat!"

- Boston Girl Bakes

key ingredient

Crushed  Candy Canes


– semi-sweet chocolate roughly chopped – white chocolate roughly chopped – peppermint extract divided – crushed candy canes

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Chocolate Peppermint Bark


16 Servings



total time

45 Minutes

prep time

10 Minutes

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or wax paper, or tin-foil also work). Set aside.


2. Microwave the semi-sweet chocolate in a microwave safe bowl until melted. I do this by heating the chocolate for 30 seconds, and then stirring it. Then microwaving in 15-second intervals, stirring in between, until it’s all melted. Stir in ½ teaspoon peppermint extract.


3. Pour the chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet and spread out into a thin layer, using a spatula, into about 10 to 12 inch circle, 1/4 inch thick.


4. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes.


5. Microwave the white chocolate until smooth. I microwave the same as I did for the semi-sweet chocolate, first for 30 seconds, then in 15 second intervals after that until smooth. Stir in the remaining ½ teaspoon peppermint extract.


6. Pour over the chilled, hardened semi-sweet chocolate layer. Spread it out to an even thin layer with a spatula. Sprinkle on the crushed candy canes. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes. Then using your hands, break the bark up into pieces. STore in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


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