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Classic Peppermint Bark

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.
Prep Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 24 ounces semi sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 24 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 4 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes

Instructions

  • 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.