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Peppermint Bark Recipe

Peppermint Bark

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"Milk chocolate and white chocolate make this a sweet treat for anyone. Great for the holidays and care packages."

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Original recipe makes 24 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 40 mins


  1. Spread 1/3 of the peppermint candy over a 9x13-inch baking pan lined with wax paper.
  2. Melt the milk chocolate in the top of a double boiler over just-barely simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, just until melted. Pour the melted chocolate over peppermint candy in the prepared pan. Sprinkle another 1/3 of the candy on top of the milk chocolate. Refrigerate until the chocolate hardens, about 30 minutes.
  3. Melt the white chocolate in the top of a double boiler over just-barely simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Stir in the oil-based peppermint flavoring. Pour the white chocolate over the milk chocolate, then spread the remaining 1/3 peppermint candy on top.
  4. Refrigerate until the white chocolate hardens, about 30 minutes. Cut or break into pieces to serve.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • Substitute almonds for candy and substitute almond extract for peppermint extract to make almond bark.
  • An easy way to break the bark once hardened is to cover the bark and use a hammer to break it into pieces.
  • Editor's Note:
  • Do not add water-based or alcohol-based flavorings to melted chocolate, or the chocolate could seize up and become clumpy and hard.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 21, 2012

Very simple and easy to make. Pay attention to the editor's note also;)

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 08, 2014

White and Dark chocolate separated. :/


13 Ratings

Dec 16, 2013

Just made this & it looks great! Was super easy & taste fantastic. I didn't use a double boiler, just a sauce pan & low heat, (gas stove) & stirred it constantly!! Also used dark chocolate chips & then white chocolate chips. Giving it as gifts for Christmas, Thanks Allrecipes!-Marla

Dec 11, 2013

WOW! Quick, easy and YUMMY! Looks "professional" when you cut it up and place it on your cookie plate. EXCELLENT recipe! Enjoy!

Dec 19, 2014

Loved this recipe!! I just microwaved the chocolate because I dont have a double broiler. I used 10 candy canes and used dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. I also used peppermint extract and put 1/4 tsp in dark chocolate and 3/4 tsp in white chocolate. I've never made this before and was a little nervous that it would separate when broken but I read to just put it in the freezer while you heat up white chocolate then carefully smooth over the dark chocolate and it turned out fantastic. I also put mostly candy cane dust in between the layers and pressed in some of the larger pieces. I will definitely be making this every year!

Dec 22, 2013

Followed exactly. Made 7 decent size gift baggies.

Nov 15, 2014

The smell of this is incredible! Taught a group of ladies to make peppermint bark today and they loved it.

Jan 25, 2014

I am not sure why, but my layers did not bond together. I will also pulverize some of the candies into a dust for the next batch to give more of a variety of textures. Overall a great recipe and I will definitely keep it for reference. I had planned to gift much of the batch but the family got to it first. Thank you for sharing this recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 330 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.9 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 18.1 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 45 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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