This Peppermint Bark is one of the quickest and most delicious holiday candies you can make! Chocolate and peppermint are the perfect dessert combination.
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Easy Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark
This layered peppermint bark is a delectable blend of dark chocolate, white chocolate, and peppermint. It’s a holiday tradition in our family. Not only is it delicious to snack on, it makes a scrumptious gift for friends and neighbors.
The kids and I like to bake up adorable Christmas cookies, almond roca and peppermint bark during winter break each year. I’m not sure, but I think there might be more eating of the treats than finished goodies for gifting, but it’s a blast doing it and it brings the family together.
Best Way to Make Peppermint Bark
This peppermint bark is an insanely simple candy to make! Just melt dark chocolate, infuse it with some peppermint extract, place it in a baking pan and let it set in the refrigerator. Top it with melted white chocolate, then finished with a sprinkle of candy cane pieces. Break into pieces and enjoy! The layers of the dark and white chocolate and the pop of peppermint from the candy canes are the perfect combination.
It’s important to note, this recipe is best using a high quality white chocolate (dark chocolate, too) Brands like Ghirardelli, Lindt, Callebaut or Valrhona work well. Although they’re great for recipes like Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies, I don’t advise using white chocolate chips in this Peppermint Bark recipe.
Peppermint Bark Helpful Tips
This recipe is very versatile. You can use semi sweet, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate…it all tastes delicious!
To make sure the chocolates “stick” together, it’s best to not let the dark chocolate harden completely before layering on the white chocolate.
To break the candy canes into pieces either pulse in your food processor or place them in a Ziploc bag and smash with a kitchen mallet or rolling pin.
Also, if you want a more polished look for your peppermint bark, after you break the candy canes into pieces, use a fine strainer and remove all the candy dust. The larger pieces make a more attractive topping.
This is so easy and fun to make! It tastes great and looks pretty, especially if you’re giving it for gifts!
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