Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark

This Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark is one of the classic recipes that just remind me of the holidays. I love the combination of chocolate and peppermint and it looks so pretty, too, with the layered chocolates. Best of all, it’s really easy to make and is great for a crowd!

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You’ll need just five easy ingredients and a couple of helpful kitchen tools to get started.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark

This Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark is quickly going to become a holiday favorite recipe! It's so easy and yummy and just feels like Christmas!

Ingredient:

This Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark is quickly going to become a holiday favorite recipe! It's so easy and yummy and just feels like Christmas!

You’ll also want a quality Baker’s Half Sheet baking sheet and a silicone baking mat to prepare this recipe.

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Instruction:

1. Place the peppermint sticks or candies in a heavy Ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin. First whack them and then roll them with the rolling pin, till they are about the consistency of crushed ice.

2. Melt the semi-sweet chocolate in the microwave in burst of 20 seconds. Stir well after each burst.

3. Spread the melted chocolate on the prepared cookie sheet in a largish rectangle, about ¼ inch thick. Refrigerate for 10 minutes to harden.

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4. Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate in the microwave in burst of 20 seconds. Stir well after each burst.  When the chocolate is melted, stir in the peppermint oil.

5. Spread the melted white chocolate on top of the cooled semi-sweet chocolate layer.

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6. Sprinkle the crush peppermint candies over the top. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to harden.

7. Use your hands to break into pieces as large or as small as you want.

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8. Store in an airtight container (in the refrigerator) for up to 2 weeks. Or freeze up 2 months.

This Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark is quickly going to become a holiday favorite recipe! It's so easy and yummy and just feels like Christmas!

Notes:

For barks, I prefer using peppermint oil over peppermint extract. Peppermint extract is alcohol based and will seize up the chocolate. If using Peppermint Extract, make sure to add vegetable or canola oil along with the extract to avoid seizing and to keep the chocolate smooth and viscous.

This Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark is quickly going to become a holiday favorite recipe! It's so easy and yummy and just feels like Christmas!

What’s one of your favorite holiday recipes that remind you of the season? 

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Comments

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark — 17 Comments

  1. Yum! This peppermint bark looks so delicious! And with a recipe this easy, why wouldn’t you make some for the holidays?? Pinning for later, thanks for sharing! Visiting from Pint Sized Baker’s Two Cup Tuesday link party! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Pinned this to save for when I soon start to make holiday treats! I *LOVE* chocolate and peppermint…it’s probably my fave!

  3. I just got all the ingredients to make this, even the same brand of chocolates! I have been experimenting with recipes with peppermint oil and want to try this!

  4. We’ve never made these so I think this year we will give it a try. They look easy to make and delicious!

  5. Since we started our family, I have been trying to keep a tradition of having the family spend time in the kitchen making holiday cookies and treats. This would make a great addition to our holiday goodies.

  6. I love Peppermint Bark, and your peppermint bark for the Holidays looks so delicious and fun to make. I will have to try it!

  7. That looks so similar to something my mother-in-law makes every year! She makes both peppermint and regular mint versions!

  8. This sounds delicious. I love the combination of peppermint and chocolate, especially white chocolate. Yum!

  9. Oh that look so good and easy to make for the holidays! I really love dark chocolate! I will have to give this a try! Would be fun to take to the relatives when we go!