Holiday Recipe: Peppermint Bark

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This is my favorite time of year. While fall (and technically, we’re still in fall) is my favorite season, Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love everything about it: the lights, decorations and the food, to name a few.

This is also the time of year when people gather together for holiday baking parties to make homemade goods for teachers, and to participate in Christmas cookie exchanges. If you’ve ever been the recipient of a Christmas cookie exchange, then you can probably tell how much work and effort goes into making such wonderful little treats. But what do you do when you’ve volunteered to help and you’re short on time? Peppermint Bark to the rescue!

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Holiday Recipe: Homemade Peppermint Bark | Evermine Blog |
It doesn’t get any easier than this no-bake minty and chocolaty treat. I promise, even if you are a self-proclaimed baking impaired individual, you can make this. It’s only a matter of melting the chocolate, chilling it in layers, and then, the best part, you get to break it up into beautifully rustic, imperfect shapes that are wrapped in personalized little goodie bags, and voila! You are done, and you have a perfect little treat that you can feel good about.

Peppermint Bark
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Chelsia Rief
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Serves: 15
  • 24 oz of white chocolate chips
  • 24 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract, divided
  • 2 boxes of candy canes
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  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave for 60 secs, stir and repeat for an additional 60 secs. Stir in 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract.
  3. Place parchment paper on top of a cookie sheet and spread melted chocolate over top.
  4. Place in the refrigerator until set and hardened (approx 20 min)
  5. Melt the white chocolate chips the same way. Stir in 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract. Unwrap candy canes and place in a large Ziploc bag and crush with mallet or rolling pin. Place one cup of crushed candy canes into the melted white chocolate and stir and quickly spread over the hardened chocolate. Sprinkle with leftover crushed candy canes. Place in refrigerator for 2 hours until set and hardened.
  6. Take out and break into pieces and place 3-4 pieces in goodie bags. Keep refrigerated for freshness-otherwise it will the bark will begin to soften.
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Chelsia (22 Posts)

Chels is a native Oregonian who dreams of living with all four seasons in Central Oregon. She's a wife and stay at home mom to her three vivacious kiddos whom she home schools. When she's not schooling or chasing after her munchkins, she enjoys reading, bubble baths, and finding clothing/kitchen treasure at thrift stores. But more than all of that, she finds refuge in her kitchen where she and her husband can be found cooking and baking up a storm for their family and friends. You can read more about her culinary endeavors at

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