Peppermint bark is one of those desserts that just seems to spell Christmas. Since December 19 is one of this month’s food holidays known as National Hard Candy Day, let’s put some peppermint to good use in this dessert.
The delicious combination of white and dark chocolate come together in layers and is topped with crushed peppermint sticks. What is not to like about that?
You could even leave some peppermint bark out for Santa on Christmas Eve! If you have kids hoping to be on Santa’s nice list, make sure to check out our posts with Santa’s address and the official Santa phone number.
I love using peppermints in food recipes and craft projects this time of the year. (See my easy DIY peppermint candle project here.)
Bark is one of the most popular forms of candy, especially around holiday time. There is even a national candy day in November!
If you like these white chocolate mint cookies, be sure to check out National Chocolate Mint Day. You’ll find lots of other recipes with this type of flavor.
It’s time to make the holiday shaped peppermint bark!
(This post has affiliate links for your cooking experience.) To make this delicious peppermint bark, you will need just a few ingredients.
- 12 ounces of light or dark chocolate chips
- 12 ounces of white baking chocolate Prep Time 10 minutesTotal Time 10 minutes
- 12 ounces of semi sweet chocolate morsels
- 12 ounces of white baking chocolate
- 2 tsp of coconut oil, divided
- 5-6 crushed candy canes
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- Line a baking sheet with 2 pieces of parchment paper.
- Melt the dark chocolate and 1 tsp of coconut oil in the microwave for 1 minute, stir and heat in 20 second increments until the chocolate is smooth and creamy.
- Add a bit of chocolate on the corners between the parchment paper to hold them together.
- Spread the chocolate on the paper.
- Crush the candy canes with a heavy rolling pin, and sift to remove the powder.
- Melt the white chocolate, peppermint extract and 1 tsp of coconut oil in the microwave for 1 minute, stir and heat in 20 second increments until the chocolate is smooth and creamy.
- Spread the white chocolate on the dark and add the crushed peppermints.
- Cut shapes with holiday cookie cutters.
- Place in the fridge for at least 1 hour to set.
- Remove the holiday shapes and break up the rest of the peppermint bark. Enjoy
Serving Size:1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 4gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.