Peppermint Bark Recipe with Holiday Shapes

Peppermint bark is one of those desserts that just seems to spell Christmas.  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?
This holiday shaped peppermint bark recipe is super easy to make and add a lot of Seasonal flair to your dessert table

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!

Oh my goodness, how pretty is this peppermint bark treat!  It is festive and just perfect for your Christmas cookie exchange.  I guarantee you that it won’t last long on your holiday dessert table!Holiday shaped peppermint bark

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.

Ingredients for peppermint bark

This recipe is very easy. Really, the hardest part is melting the chocolate.  You can either do it in a double boiler over water, or in the microwave. (I used the microwave.) Whichever method you use, don’t rush the melting process.  If you do, you will end up with a big mess of chocolate that has seized up and is unusable. (don’t ask me how I know this bit of information!!)

I divided my coconut oil between the two bowls of chocolate and added the peppermint extract to the bowl of white baking chocolate.  I heated it for one minute, stirred it and then heated it in 20 second increments until it was smooth and creamy.  I did the dark chocolate first, let the layer set in the fridge and then added the white chocolate over the top of it.Melt the chocolateBefore you add the white chocolate layer, crush the peppermints with a heavy marble rolling pin.

Crush the candy canes with a heavy rolling pin

Then, strain the peppermint with a sieve, so that the dust will go through the sieve. You want smallish pieces of peppermint for the top layer, but not dust.Sift the candy canes

The two layers look something like this when done.make two layers of chocolate in your pan

Sprinkle over a layer of peppermint to the white chocolate.  At this point, I used my holiday cookie cutters to cut a few holiday shapes out of the two layers.  What is left over will just be bark once it sets.   Place in the fridge for an hour or so to set.

Press cookie cutters into the layers for fun shapes

After the bark is nice and hard, remove the holiday pieces and then break the rest of the bark into random pieces.Break apart the peppermint bark

Rich, decadent and so , so yummy. Every bite of this delicious holiday peppermint bark is divine!Take a bite of this delicious peppermint bark

The Holiday shaped peppermint bark pieces will be gone before you can say Merry Christmas!Holiday shaped peppermint bark

Whether you eat a snowman or a simple piece of peppermint bark with no holiday shape, your taste buds will thank you for sure!A bowl of peppermint bark

Have yourself a merry little Christmas!  Enjoy with a big mug of hot cocoa.  For more holiday recipes, please visit my It’s Christmas Time Board on Pinterest.Holiday shaped peppermint bark

Yield: 20

Peppermint Bark Recipe with Holiday Shapes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 12 ounces of milk or 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

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