Easy Peppermint Bark Recipe in Minutes

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This easy peppermint bark recipe can be made in minutes! I will show you my favorite chocolate to use and quick tips to make this delicious holiday sweet treat. Smooth melted chocolate hardened to perfection served with candy cane embellishments makes this a perfect gift idea too!

Homemade Peppermint Bark Recipe

Peppermint bark is a holiday treat made with white and dark chocolate and usually topped with crushed candy canes. In the past, I have purchased Williams-Sonoma peppermint bark as it’s delicious and a perfect gift idea. It’s a little pricey so when I have time, I make my own!

Peppermint bark is a go-to recipe around the holidays because it’s simple to make and perfect for a variety of reasons:

  • Quick and easy holiday dessert
  • Grab and go – perfect for kids holiday parties
  • Wrap in clear snack bag and tie with a bow
easy peppermint bark recipe
peppermint bark with ghiradelli white and dark chocolate

Why is Bark Candy Called Bark?

The name comes from tree bark tree that is thin and can be peeled off and broken, similar to how peppermint bark is two thin layers of chocolate and once refrigerated, can be broken into pieces.

Easy Peppermint Bark Recipe

how to make peppermint bark with Ghiradelli chocolate in the microwave
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easy peppermint bark recipe that even my husband can make!

Supply List

  • 12 ounces white chocolate Ghirardelli
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate lGhirardelli
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy place in ziplock bag and crush with hammer

Instructions : Step by Step

  • Line 9×12 pan with parchment paper
  • Melt dark Chocolate in microwave (about 40 seconds and stir/re-heat until smooth)
  • Pour melted chocolate over parchment paper and spread to about 1/3″ thick
  • Melt White chocolate (same process as chocolate)
  • Pour over dark chocolate (try to keep the same thickness as dark)
  • Sprinkle crushed peppermint immediately over the top while white chocolate is still melted. Press candy gently in white chocolate (you can also stir in the crushed peppermint with the white melted chocolate / I find it easier to just sprinkle on top of melted chocolate)
    easy peppermint bark recipe that even my husband can make!
  • Let harden in refrigerator for a couple hours until hard
    last minute specialty and gourmet gifts
  • Once hard, break apart into pieces and serve
  • Eat and enjoy!!!
Servings: 12
Author: Jessica Bruno
Cost: $10

adapted from Food.com

Ghiradelli White and Dark Chocolate

Ghiradelli chocolate is one of my favorite chocolates to use when baking. It melts smooth in the microwave and has a delicious taste.

peppermint bark with ghiradelli white and dark chocolate
peppermint bark with ghiradelli white and dark chocolate

Peppermint Bark is a great treat for a kids party or even an adult holiday party.

This peppermint bark is like the white chocolate chex mix we posted a few weeks ago and is great for snacking on the go.

This recipe is also great as a gift for your kids teacher or a relative. It would be cute wrapped in a holiday box or even a clear plastic bag tied with a bow. Be sure to check out our kitchen page for more yummy recipes.

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