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Simple Peppermint Bark Recipe

  • Author: Brittany Dixon
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Category: dessert, recipes
  • Cuisine: dessert


Is it ever really the Christmas season until you’ve eaten a piece of peppermint bark? I think not! That’s why I want to share with you this simple peppermint bark recipe today!


  • 1 lb semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 lbs white chocolate
  • 12 candy canes
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • a baking sheet lined with parchment paper


  1. Melt the semisweet chocolate over low heat, stirring often, until smooth. Pour onto parchment-lined baking sheet and smooth into a thin, even layer. Pick up the pan and tilt it to help achieve evenness. Place baking sheet in fridge for 20 minutes.
  2. In a cleaned or separate pot, melt white chocolate, stirring often until smooth. Stir in 1 tsp peppermint extract.
  3. Turn off heat on the stove, remove baking sheet from fridge and crush candy canes in a large ziplock bag. This should have given the semisweet chocolate about 15-20 minutes in the fridge, which is enough time for it to set.
  4. Pour the white peppermint chocolate over the semisweet.
  5. peppermint bark- white on dark
  6. Smooth out the chocolate into a thin, even layer, using a spatula and picking up and tilting the pan. While chocolate is still soft, sprinkle on candy cane pieces, making sure they are gently pressed into the surface.
  7. Put baking sheet in fridge for 30-45 minutes until bark is hardened. Take out and break into pieces by gently lifting the sides.

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