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Peppermint Bark is an easy and elegant Christmas gift. It's a cinch to make with only four ingredients and contains layers of  semi-sweet and white chocolate. It's topped with crushed peppermint candy for a festive appearance.
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5 from 3 votes

Peppermint Bark


  • You can't have too much red and white striped peppermint at Christmas. Peppermint and chocolate is a great flavor combination. Peppermint Bark has the visual appeal of red and white stripes and the palate appeal of chocolate and mint. Score!!
  • Deceptively easy this gorgeous candy makes wonderful gifts.Line the baking dish with aluminum foil with sides that hang over. Spray with non-stick spray. When the bark is finished and hardened, use the sides of the foil to lift the candy out of the baking dish. You can easily separate the foil from the candy. Either break or cut into sections. If the candy has been in the fridge, let it come to room temperature before cutting or breaking
  • 12 ounces premium semi-sweet chocolate baking squares
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 16 ounces premium white chocolate baking squares
  • 20 round peppermint candies or an equal amount of candy canes, crushed
  • Remove from baking dish by grabbing the foil.
  • Break into pieces. Store in airtight container.
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  • Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with foil. Spray with nonstick spray.
  • Place semi-sweet chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave until chocolate is 75% melted, stirring after 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and continue stirring until completely melted. Stir in peppermint extract. Pour into prepared dish. Let sit until chocolate starts to harden.
  • Place white chocolate in microwave safe bowl. Microwave until 75% melted, stirring after each 30 seconds .. Remove from microwave and stir until white chocolate is melted. Pour over semi-sweet chocolate.
  • Sprinkle crushed peppermint candies on top of white chocolate. Press candy gently into the chocolate.
  • Let sit at room temperature until firm, at least one hour. I let it sit overnight.
  • Remove from baking dish by grabbing the foil.
  • Break into pieces. Store in airtight container.
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