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Peppermint Bark

Creamy, melt-in-your-mouth Chocolate Peppermint Bark is the perfect holiday candy for gifts and gatherings! Sweet layers of dark and white chocolate topped with crushed peppermint candies and broken into pieces. This homemade peppermint bark is so simple but seriously divine. Naturally grain and gluten-free, dairy-free option.

Course Candy, Dessert, gluten-free, holiday dish, holidays
Cuisine American, Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 283 kcal
Author Christine Galvani


  • 10 ounces semisweet chocolate (chocolate chips, chocolate bar or chunks)
  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3/4 cup crushed candy canes, or peppermint candies
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate (optional: to melt and spread over completed bark).


  1. Gather and measure the ingredients.

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. You can use a baking sheet or a 9 x 12 baking pan.

  3. Melt the chocolate chips until smooth and creamy. You can use a microwave in 40-second installments until melted (only takes me 2 installments) or the double boil method. Don't melt the white chocolate just yet.

  4. Pour the melted chocolate into an approximate 9 x 12 shape in the baking pan.

  5. Place the baking sheet with chocolate into the refrigerator for about 20 minutes until the chocolate is hard.

  6. Melt the white chocolate chips and stir until creamy and smooth. Using the same methods mentioned above for the chocolate.

  7. Pour the white chocolate chips over the chocolate layer and use a spatula to smooth.

  8. Sprinkle the chopped candy canes or peppermint candies over the white chocolate layer.

  9. Place back in the refrigerator until chocolate and white chocolate are hard about 20 - 30 minutes

  10. Take out of the refrigerator and break up the peppermint bark by using a knife or your hands.

  11. Store in the refrigerator. This will last several weeks or more.

Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Bark
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 23mg1%
Potassium 189mg5%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 16IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.