Learn how to make peppermint bark with this easy recipe! Peppermint bark is a quick and easy Christmas treat and is great for gift giving.
Today I’m going to share one of my all-time holiday favorites, my peppermint bark recipe. This is a quick and easy holiday classic that is great to serve as a treat or for a gift idea. Out of every holiday treat, I have probably made this one the most! You can see my other peppermint recipes here.
How to Make Peppermint Bark
This is my go-to easy treat to give away as a nice neighbor or teacher gift. It’s so simple to make and also very delicious. As a result, I find myself making this recipe several times each season!
I recommend using a decent quality chocolate for melting. I make this often enough that I have a little chocolate melting device, but you can definitely just use the method of melting the chocolate in a bowl over boiling water. Once the chocolate is melted, you stir in your peppermint extract.
You start out by melting the semi-sweet or dark chocolate mixed with peppermint and spreading it on a thin layer on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet. Next, you follow the same method with the white chocolate mixed with peppermint. After that, you sprinkle both with crushed peppermint.
You can let the candy harden at room temperature or refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Store the peppermint bark in an airtight container.
I love to wrap the bark simply in a pretty gift box with some nice food-safe paper and tie it with a ribbon.
Overall, it’s a festive and yummy little treat that makes the perfect gift. It’s quick and easy and you can even get the kids on board with helping to sprinkle the crushed peppermint! I hope you enjoy.
Classic Peppermint Bark
- 24 ounces semi sweet or dark chocolate chips
- 24 ounces white chocolate chips
- 4 tsp pure peppermint extract
- 1/2 cup crushed candy canes
- Line a baking sheet with tin foil or parchment paper. If using tin foil, smooth out as much as possible.
- Fill a pot with 1-2″ of water. Bring to a boil. Top with a heat-safe glass bowl. Add semi sweet/dark chocolate chips to bowl. Melt, stirring constantly to prevent overheating. This may take several minutes. Once melting begins, stir in 2 tsp of the peppermint extract.
- Once the chocolate is completely melted smooth, carefully remove the glass bowl from the pot. Spread a thin layer of the melted chocolate on your lined baking sheet with a frosting knife.
- Repeat step two with the white chocolate chips. Fill a pot with 1-2″ of water. Bring to a boil. Top with a heat-safe glass bowl. Add white chocolate chips to bowl. Melt, stirring constantly to prevent overheating. This may take several minutes. Once melting begins, stir in 2 tsp of the peppermint extract.
- Once the chocolate is completely melted smooth, carefully remove the glass bowl from the pot. Spread a thin layer of the melted white chocolate on top of the dark chocolate with a frosting knife.
- Before the chocolate begins to set, sprinkle the crushed peppermint over the white chocolate generously.
- You may let the candy sit out to harden at room temperature or put in the fridge for 2-3 hours. Store candy in an airtight container.