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Semi-sweet milk chocolate and white chocolate are layered with crushed candy canes to make this peppermint bark.
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This peppermint bark is a quick holiday treat that is so simple and delicious. A homemade classic for our family every Christmas, you’ll be delighted how easy it is. Our delish peppermint bark recipe combines white chocolate, semi-sweet milk chocolate, and candy canes layered into an almost-famous crowd-pleasing favorite. You’ll love the perfect peppermint flavor of this candy!

Looking for more yummy recipe ideas? Head to the kitchen and make this Oreo peppermint bark or rocky road, too. If you’re craving more candy, try these Christmas candy recipes — they are some of our most requested, go-to ideas.

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Peppermint Bark

During the holidays, I love spending time in the kitchen with my family. We make all sorts of yummy treats together.

Some desserts we keep for ourselves, some we gift to friends, family, and teachers. This homemade peppermint bark is a great DIY gift idea for anyone on your list. Everyone thinks it’s perfect.

No matter who is going to enjoy them, it’s one of of my favorite parts of the Christmas season. Baking is such a soothing, wonderful way to spend time together. And of course, tasty delights are a great reward for your labor!

You’ll love how quick this simple recipe is. It’s a classic candy that I can remember my grandma making from scratch when I was little. She used to say this recipe was almost-famous — for good reason because it’s so irresistible. I’m happy to continue the tradition!

Some of our other favorites for the holidays:

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Peppermint Bark Recipe

For this peppermint bark recipe, we’ll be using only a handful of easy ingredients. We’ll be melting semi-sweet milk chocolate and white chocolate before layering with crushed candy canes for a delicious flavor and satisfying crunch.

You could also use dark chocolate if that’s your preference. I crave allllll the dark chocolate, but not everyone feels the same as I do. 😉

There is something magical about the peppermint and chocolate in this delish treat — you’ll think it’s the best!

Peppermint Bark Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Mini Candy Canes (Crushed)
  • ½ Tsp Pure Peppermint Extract
  • 2 10-oz bags Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2 10-oz bags White Chocolate Chips
  • ½ Tbsp Coconut OilFood on a grill, with Chocolate and Peppermint bark

How to Make Peppermint Bark

Place mini candy canes in a ziplock freezer bag and seal shut. Crush candy until you have varying sizes of crushed candy canes to sprinkle on the top of your bark. Set aside.

Line a 9×13 baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

Place semi-sweet chocolate chips in a microwave-safe glass bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir chocolate and microwave in 15-second intervals until completely melted, stirring in between each session.

Once the chocolate has melted pour over the top of the parchment paper. Place the chocolate in the refrigerator while preparing the white chocolate mixture.

Place your white chocolate chips, coconut oil, and peppermint extract in a microwave-safe glass bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir chocolate mixture and microwave in 15-second intervals until completely melted, stirring in between each session.

Pour the white chocolate mixture over the semi-sweet chocolate mixture and immediately sprinkle the crushed mini candy canes over the top of the white chocolate. Press crushed candy canes into the white chocolate mixture and then refrigerate until fully set about 20 minutes.

Remove from the refrigerator and break into pieces.

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How to Keep Peppermint Bark from Separating

You’ll want to make sure you allow your peppermint bark to come to room temperature before trying to break into pieces. 

Can You Freeze Peppermint Bark?

If you want to freeze;the peppermint bark, you’ll want to make sure to wrap it well. You may want to start with waxed paper and then some plastic wrap or foil, and then into an airtight container. The idea is to keep out as much moisture as possible. It should keep several months in the freezer.

Should Peppermint Bark be Refrigerated? 

It will definitely keep longer if you pop it in the fridge. Just like with freezing, be sure to wrap it well to keep moisture out to preserve it for the longest amount of time as possible. 

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I hope you will enjoy this delicious, simple homemade peppermint bark with your loved ones this holiday season.

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Peppermint Bark

5 from 2 votes
Semi-sweet milk chocolate and white chocolate are layered with crushed candy canes to make this peppermint bark.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Mini Candy Canes Crushed
  • ½ Tsp Pure Peppermint Extract
  • 2 10- oz bags Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2 10- oz bags White Chocolate Chips
  • ½ Tbsp Coconut Oil

Instructions
 

  • Place Mini Candy Canes in a ziplock freezer bag and seal shut. Crush candy until you have varying sizes of crushed candy canes to sprinkle on the top of your bark. Set aside.
  • Line a 9x13 baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Place Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips in a microwave-safe glass bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir chocolate and microwave in 15-second intervals until completely melted, stirring in between each session.
  • Once the chocolate has melted pour over the top of the parchment paper. Place the chocolate in the refrigerator while preparing the white chocolate mixture.
  • Place your white chocolate chips, coconut oil, and peppermint extract in a microwave-safe glass bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir chocolate mixture and microwave in 15-second intervals until completely melted, stirring in between each session.
  • Pour the white chocolate mixture over the semi-sweet chocolate mixture and immediately sprinkle the crushed mini candy canes over the top of the white chocolate. Press crushed candy canes into the white chocolate mixture and then refrigerate until fully set about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the refrigerator and break into pieces

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Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
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