5-Ingredient Chocolate Peppermint Bark

There’s just something about the holidays and Christmastime that makes people crave sweets. And this 5-Ingredient Chocolate Peppermint Bark is quite possibly the easiest homemade confection you could make, requiring only a few minutes of prep work and an hour to chill. It’s the perfect snackable dessert for holiday parties, Christmas meals, and even gifts!

Love chocolate and peppermint? Then you’ve got to try my Peppermint Brownies and Peppermint Ganache Pie!

chocolate peppermint bark

As far as desserts go, there are few flavor combinations more festive than chocolate and peppermint.

The semisweet chocolate and white chocolate are rich and decadent, and the peppermint adds the perfect burst of flavor. It’s the perfect union!

Texturally, there’s just something so appealing about the snap from the frozen bark and the crunch from the crushed peppermint candies. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it!

And to make it even better, this recipe couldn’t be any easier! Requiring just five ingredients and less than 10 minutes of prep time, this is a set-it-and-forget-it type of recipe. Learn how to make it below!

Ingredients for Chocolate Peppermint Bark

  • Semisweet Chocolate Chips: This chocolate works best for bark opposed to milk chocolate because it will freeze quicker and more firmly, and it’s not as rich or sweet as milk chocolate. Dark would also work well.
  • White Chocolate Chips: This is for decoration and color contrast more than anything else, but it also adds a level of sweetness that works well with the semi-sweet chocolate and peppermint.
  • Coconut Oil: This fat helps melt the chocolate and also gives it an appealing sheen.
  • Peppermint Extract: A little bit of this goes a long way. Only half of a teaspoon is needed to get the flavor we want without being too overpowering.
  • Candy Canes: Everyone has these on-hand and aplenty the holiday season. So set some aside to crush and sprinkle on top of your peppermint bark!

Not a fan of peppermint? Skip the extract and candy canes, and top with the candy of your choice! Peanut butter or toffee would be delicious. (But try the peppermint version first.)

How To Make Chocolate Peppermint Bark

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Melt semisweet chocolate chips and half of the coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals until the chocolate is melted. Once melted, stir in half of the  peppermint extract.
  • Spread melted chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Repeat these steps with the white chocolate, but monitor closely. It can burn easily. Stir in the remaining peppermint extract.
  • Spread the melted white chocolate onto the chilled, hardened semi-sweet chocolate and smooth to cover over the chocolate, leaving some exposed semisweet chocolate on the edges.
  • Sprinkle with crushed candy canes or peppermints.
  • Chill assembled bark in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes until set.
  • Break up the bark with your hands into pieces and serve immediately. Enjoy!

chocolate peppermint bark recipe

How To Store and Freeze Peppermint Bark

  • To Store: Keep leftover peppermint bark in an airtight container or Ziplock bag in the refrigerator for up to five days. Eat cold or chilled.
  • To Freeze: Store peppermint bark in airtight freezer-safe containers or Ziplock bags. Freeze up to six months

chocolate peppermint bark recipe

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Peppermint Bark

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Chilling: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8

This peppermint bark recipe only recquires five ingredients and a few minutes of prep work, making it the perfect holiday treat!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil, divided
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract, divided
  • 6 candy canes, crushed

Instructions

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  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Place semi sweet chocolate chips and 1/2 tsp coconut oil into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals until the chocolate is melted. Mine usually takes about 3 intervals of 30 seconds. Stir in 1/4 tsp peppermint extract.
  • Spread chocolate onto prepared baking sheet and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile place white chocolate chips and 1/2 tsp coconut oil into a microwave safe bowl. Just like above microwave in 30 second intervals until the chocolate is melted. Mine usually takes about 3 intervals of 30. Stir in 1/4 tsp peppermint extract.
  • Spread the white chocolate onto the chilled semi sweet chocolate and smooth to cover over the chocolate.
  • Immediately sprinkle with crushed up candy canes.
  • Place back in the refrigerator for up to 30 minutes or until hardened.
  • Using your hands break up the bark into pieces and serve immediately.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Recipes, Holiday Baking, Peppermint Bark

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