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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.

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Mountaintb User ID: 7176770 257898
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2016

"Super easy. Taste great!"

shauckogs92 User ID: 8239198 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 User ID: 8680382 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 User ID: 1799143 240520
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2015

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

gbsdh User ID: 8143470 214227
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

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

Graegirl28 User ID: 8116359 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 User ID: 6385873 136509
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2014


delowenstein User ID: 3766053 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 User ID: 4514466 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 User ID: 7055418 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 User ID: 7014656 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 User ID: 7003208 87761
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

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

lxc283 User ID: 5653846 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 User ID: 6394151 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 User ID: 5443368 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 User ID: 4389335 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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