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peppermint bark

Peppermint Bark Recipe

Peppermint Bark is a simple and classic holiday treat. This easy chocolate peppermint bark recipe is easy to make and has just 5 ingredients. With tasty layers of white chocolate and milk chocolate, topped with crushed peppermints or crushed candy canes (if that is what you have on hand) this simple treat is always a hit.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peppermint bark
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 368kcal
Author Lauren


  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • .5 cup crushed peppermints
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil or coconut oil


  • Cover an 11x13 pan or a baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper.
  • Place the white chocolate chips Melt the white chocolate until it is completely melted and smooth using a double boiler.
  • Once the white chocolate is melted, stir in 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract and 1 teaspoon of oil, and mix well.
  • Pour the melted white chocolate onto the waxed paper and spread it to a thickness of 1⁄8” to 1⁄4 “ using an offset spatula.
  • Place the pan in the freezer for 15 minutes to let it harden. If the chocolate is not hardened, leave it in the freezer for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Melt the milk chocolate and add the remaining peppermint extract.
  • Quickly spread the milk chocolate over the white chocolate layer and then top it with the crushed peppermint.
  • Place the tray back in the freezer for 20­ to 25 minutes.
  • Remove the tray from the freezer and break the peppermint bark into smaller pieces.


Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1mg