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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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings

Ingredients

  • 30 crushed peppermint hard candies, divided

  • 1 ½ pounds milk chocolate candy, coarsely chopped

  • 1 ½ pounds white chocolate, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon oil-based peppermint flavoring, or to taste

Directions

  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.

    close up view of a pile of Peppermint Bark pieces on a plate
    Kat G

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

330 Calories
18g Fat
41g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 330
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 81mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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