Easy Peppermint Bark


The perfect quick and easy holiday snack.

Alexa Conrad, Editor

Prep time: 1 hr 35 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Yields: 2 pounds



-12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped into ½ inch pieces.

-1 ½ teaspoons peppermint extract

-1 pound white chocolate chopped into ½ inch pieces

-12 round hard peppermint candies, crushed



1.Line a 9 by 13 inch baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  1. Heat 1 inch of water in a saucepan until steaming.

3.Put ¾ cup semisweet chocolate into a heatproof bowl over the steaming water, being careful not to let the bowl touch the water. Stir until melted throughout. Add remaining semisweet chocolate and repeat.

4.Stir the peppermint extract into the melted chocolate and set aside.

5.Pour semisweet chocolate over baking sheet evenly

6.Repeat the melting process with the white chocolate. Pour evenly over semisweet chocolate.*

7.Sprinkle crushed peppermint candies over white chocolate layer, press down gently.

8.Set aside for 1 hour. Once firm,break bark into pieces. Serve/store at room temperature and enjoy!
*Tip: If the chocolate will not melt, add 1 Tbsp shortening and stir until blended.