Peppermint Bark

Every year come December, I look forward to having peppermint bark. It’s so seasonal and really makes it feel like the holidays are right around the corner. Also it’s absolutely delicious, with two layers of chocolate and crushed candy canes on top!

Every year I usually just buy peppermint bark, which seems silly since I could make it at home with just a little effort. So here is my recipe for a delicious peppermint bark that you can make at home and enjoy for the holidays!

Makes a 13 x 9 inch sheet of peppermint bark
Approximately 24 servings

Peppermint Bark Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of white chocolate chips
  • 2 cups of dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of crushed candy canes

Ingredients for Peppermint Bark

To start, you’ll need a 13 x 9 inch baking pan lined with parchment paper.

Set that aside while you crush your candy canes. To do this, take four candy canes and put them in a ziploc bag. Then I used a hammer and gently crushed the candy canes. These four candy canes yielded 1/2 cup of crushed candy canes. Then you can set your crushed candy canes aside.

Now set up a double boiler to melt the first batch of chocolate. To do this, fill a pot a quarter of the way up with water and set over medium heat. Put a metal mixing bowl on top of the pot, add in the 2 cups of dark chocolate chips, and mix continuously to ensure chocolate melts evenly.

Bottom dark chocolate layer

Bottom dark chocolate layer

Once all of your dark chocolate chips have melted, pour this into your baking pan lined with parchment paper.

Tilt the pan to have the chocolate form an even layer. Then put this in the refrigerator for about 40 minutes, or until the chocolate has set.

Once your dark chocolate bottom later has set in the pan, you can use a double boiler to melt your white chocolate chips.

Once melted, pour your white chocolate into the baking pan on top of your dark chocolate layer.

Peppermint bark setting

Peppermint bark setting

Again, tilt the pan to ensure an even layer of white chocolate on top of your dark chocolate layer.

Add in your crushed candy canes to your white chocolate layer while the chocolate is still hot. Then put this back in your refrigerator and let sit for another 40 minutes, or until the chocolate has set.

Once the white chocolate layer has set, you can take your peppermint bark out of the fridge.

Take the peppermint bark out of the pan still on the parchment paper.

You can now cut your peppermint bark into as many pieces as you like. I cut mine into 24, more or less equal sized, pieces.

Then simply enjoy your peppermint bark and enjoy the holidays!

Nutrition Facts

Peppermint Bark Nutrition Facts

Peppermint Bark Nutrition Facts

I am basing the nutritional value of this peppermint bark on cutting it into 24 equal pieces.

This is how I ended up cutting it and ended up having good sized pieces of peppermint bark; therefore, this seemed like a good number to base the nutritional values on.

Of course, you can cut this peppermint bark anyway you please.

Now onto the nutrition facts, one serving of this peppermint bark will give you 192 calories and 12 grams of fat.

You will receive 15 grams of your total carbohydrates, 1.9 grams being dietary fiber and 11 grams being sugar.

One serving of this peppermint bark will also give you 1.4 grams of protein.

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