Is it even possible for me to call myself a food blogger if I don’t have an entry for peppermint bark? I don’t think so. This is something I’ve been making for years and my daughter, especially, loves to make it. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark is the no bake dessert of your dreams.
We love to give this away…mainly because having all this peppermint bark in the house is a little dangerous. That, and we have so many sweets in the house right now.
I like a thick peppermint bark, so that is a personal preference, but this could stretch pretty far if you like a thinner bark.
I also like a lot of peppermint on mine, but you do you. Go crazy on the peppermint or cut back – it’s going to taste amazing either way. Want to add a drop of peppermint extract to your chocolate? Go for it – there are very few rules when it comes to making chocolate bark.
This takes a little while to put together, because you need about 30 minutes for each layer to set. Once you melt the dark chocolate, let it set up in the refrigerator, then melt the white chocolate and put the peppermint on, put it in the fridge once more.
Make this Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark a part of your holiday treat box – you’ll be happy you made it!
If you like this recipe and you want more easy recipes, check out my cookbook, Live to Eat Well, available on Amazon!Print
12 ounces good dark chocolate
12 ounces good white chocolate (do not use white chocolate chips – they don’t melt well)
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies
Place a piece of parchment paper on an 11×16 baking sheet, or similar
Place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and heat in the microwave for 20 second increments, stirring after each time, until fully melted. (you could also heat on the stove top, using the double boiler method)
Spread melted chocolate evenly on parchment paper.
Place in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes to set up firmly.
Repeat with the white chocolate. Add the peppermint candies to the top while the white chocolate is still melted.
Return the sheet pan to the refrigerator to set fully, about 20-30 more minutes.
Use hands or sharp knife to break into pieces.