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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Chilling Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 290kcal



  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or wax paper, or tin-foil also work). Set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.



  • Storage: Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks, at room temperature, or in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
  • Freezing: I do not recommend freezing as the candy would become sticky.
  • White Chocolate- Use a kind of white chocolate that has cocoa butter in it and not one that contains palm oil, or it may not bond to the dark chocolate.
  • Peppermint extract - I added this for more peppermint flavor, but you could always omit this.
  • Candy Canes - I used this crushed peppermint crunch, but you can use peppermint candies, or a few candy canes crushed up.


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg