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Chocolate Peppermint Bark Recipe

Chocolate Peppermint Bark Recipe

These treats are such a snap to make, I almost feel guilty serving them. But nobody seems to mind I didn't put in much effort—they just keep coming back for more. —Keslie Houser, Pasco, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings


  • 6 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup crushed peppermint or spearmint candies, divided
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips


  • 1. In a microwave, melt white chocolate at 70% power; stir until smooth. Stir in 1/3 cup crushed candies. Repeat with chocolate chips and an additional 1/3 cup candies. Alternately drop spoonfuls of chocolate and white chocolate mixtures onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet.
  • 2. Using a metal spatula, cut through candy to swirl and spread to 1/4-in. thickness. Sprinkle with remaining crushed candies.
  • 3. Refrigerate until firm. Break into pieces. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container. Yield: about 1 pound.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Reviews for Chocolate Peppermint Bark

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shauckogs92 242662
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2016

"Quick to make and easy to clean up. A bonus is to get the bagged crushed peppermint at the market. Even easier. Will make this a holiday tradition."

Val_G 240668
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"I have made this twice, first time my Granddaughter made it for our Christmas baking and it was delicious. I gave some away in a cookie gift tin and my friend loved it. However, the first time we made it, we used a very good semi sweet dark chocolate and candy canes and a semi sweet white chocolate. Much nicer. Then next time I used the milk chocolate and it was not that good. Too sweet, I used peppermint candies instead of canes since I could not get the candy canes, it was after Christmas! Either is okay, just use a little less if candy. So my suggestion is too use the semi sweet dark chocolate and you will LOVE it. I did not try too cut it but broke it apart instead and I used a small oblong pan, cookie sheet would be okay but too thin. Just my suggestions, I passed on the recipe and will definitely make it again."

abreendre 240520
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2015

"really fast and easy during a busy baking season. Looked great on a candy tray."

gbsdh 214227
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

"Tastes great, but the white chocolate didn't melt well so it looks ugly."

Graegirl28 157858
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"It was horrible, I hated the outcome. It was breaking apart and not even the right texture. I would rate it '0' stars if I could."

Bakeandrun 136509
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2014


delowenstein 76622
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I prepared this 12/9/13 and I think it's GREAT! I did make adjustments to the recipe-I used 14-oz. package of vanilla wafer disks, melted in a double boiler over hot water, then I melted 1 package of semi-sweet chocolate chips (12-oz.) with 1 Tbsp. vegetable shortening & stirred until melted and smooth. I used a total of 1 cup of crushed Starlight green and red mint candies-1/3 cup for each flavor and the balance for sprinkling on top! I alternated the vanilla and chocolate spoonfuls on the waxed paper-lined baking sheet and chilled for at least 2 hours! Then I broke the bark into pieces! This recipe is wonderful for the holidays and I plan to turn to this candy recipe again! delowenstein"

afschaak 82468
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"Just made this new treat for my Christmas cookie tray. We LOVE it! I think I have to make another batch because my kids, and me too, have eaten a lot of it and I think these would make great gifts for my co-workers. Easy and yummy!"

honartbabe 76621
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"This [expletive] was ridiculous, it was like eating bark from a tree i chopped down in santa's forest. WOOOOHOOOO"

Kayte McCartney 63212
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

"I MUST give this a try! My sweet tooth is just drooling at the sight of these! I love how easy it is to make too!"

kcmorton 87761
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

"This was so easy to make and tastes amazing - just like store-bought bark!"

lxc283 157476
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2012

"I love peppermint flavor anything, and this recipe in definitely going in my recipe box. I used Baker's chocolate instead. I'm not a big fan of white chocolate, so the second time I made this I used less. I also put a couple of drops (to taste) of peppermint extract in the white chocolate mixture. I spread chocolate onto cookie sheet, then I place spoonfulls of white chocolate sporadically on the dark chocolate, and swirled. This is so quick and easy....and Yummy!"

julienurse911 108970
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"*Note to self*

I didn't have any white chocolate square so I use some chocolate chips instead. They never melted in the microwave!!!"

Eris Song 138882
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"I made this for the holidays this year, but wound up scorching the white chocolate in the microwave. I opted to use the stovetop to melt the chocolate chips, and it was still fantastic even without the white chocolate! I plan on trying this one again, with the white chocolate, but next time I will melt it on the stove, so I won't burn it!"

tkarinas 138881
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"This recipe is so good, I have to hide it from my family in order to have it for Christmas day or any special day. This recipe is definitely a keeper."

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