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Chocolate Peppermint Bark

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posted: 12/22/18

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This Chocolate Peppermint Bark is such an easy delicious treat! Whip up a batch in just a few minutes. This white chocolate peppermint bark is the perfect neighbor gift, or something to have out at holiday parties!

stack of chocolate peppermint bark

We are in the final stretch friends!

We spent the day yesterday celebrating our oldest’s birthday, doing our very best to make him feel special and loved amidst the craziness of the holidays. It’s not such an easy task! This is coupled with his realization, as he has gotten older, that his birthday is also the anniversary of my mom’s death. His grandmother passed away just a few hours after he was born. Some of her last words were about her joy at welcoming another grandson into the world. It’s a lot for an eleven year old to sit with. I have really done my best in the last few years to assure him that his grandmother would want his birthday to be filled with joy and love and happiness. Not so much tears. I do, however, take joy in the notion that I am raising a son who is empathetic enough to realize what a hard day it is for his mom.

Life seems to, so often, be about feeling multiple things at once.

And then we eat Chocolate Peppermint Bark.

white chocolate peppermint bark recipe broken up on a baking sheet


This recipe couldn’t be more simple and you really only need a few ingredients for it. Plus a baking sheet, and some aluminum foil and you are good to go!

  1. Spread the aluminum foil over the baking sheet.
  2. Melt the milk chocolate. Good quality chocolate is best for this recipe, but if you go with the cheaper stuff I won’t tell.
  3. Spread the melted chocolate over the aluminum foil, but no need to spread it to the edges. If you do, it will be harder to cover it with the white chocolate. Refrigerate about a half hour.
  4. Melt the white chocolate. Take the baking sheet out of the refrigerator and working quickly spread the white chocolate to cover it.
  5. Top with peppermint baking chips.
  6. Allow to cool and set completely and then break apart.
overhead view of dark chocolate peppermint bark ghirardelli


  • As I mentioned above, don’t spread the first layer of chocolate all the way to the edges of the baking sheet. It will make it too difficult to cover with the white chocolate.
  • IF you didn’t listen and did cover the baking sheet completely with the first layer of chocolate, then melt 2 1/2 cups of white chocolate to make sure that you have enough.
  • When melting your chocolate, go slow. Either use a double broiler (a bowl filled with the chocolate over a simmering pot of water) or melt in the microwave on half power and at short intervals, stirring in between.
  • If you do a double broiler, make sure the steam does not come up around the bowl. It will make your chocolate seize up.
  • Instead of using candy canes broken up for the topping, use Andes Peppermint Baking Chips! They add perfect peppermint flavor, but are softer!
silver bucket full of peppermint chocolate bark recipe


If you can’t get enough peppermint, here are some other great recipes for you to try!

overhead view of peppermint chocolate recipe
stack of chocolate peppermint bark
5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Serves: 20 servings
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Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
This Chocolate Peppermint Bark is such an easy delicious treat!  Whip up a batch in just a few minutes. This white chocolate peppermint bark is the perfect neighbor gift, or something to have out at holiday parties!


  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips


  • Line a 10 by 16 inch jelly roll pan with aluminum foil.
  • Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Start by cooking for 1 minute at half power. Then cook in 30 second intervals, stirring well in between.  Be careful not to overcook.  A lot of the melting will happen by stirring.  
  • Mix in the peppermint extract and quickly spread it over the aluminum foil, not going all the way to the edges. Let cool completely, about a half hour in the refrigerator. (Keep in the refrigerator until right before spreading the white chocolate.)
  • Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave. Very quickly, spread the melted white chocolate over the milk chocolate. Quickly spread the peppermint baking chips, gently press it into the white chocolate. Allow it to cool completely.
  • Break apart at room temperature to minimize the amount of peppermint chips that fall off.
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
stack of chocolate peppermint bark

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stack of chocolate peppermint bark
stack of chocolate peppermint bark

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  1. Baby June says

    Looks delicious! Can’t go wrong with chocolate bark this time of year :)

  2. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says

    I saw your pics on IG and thought: You go, girl! You can do it! I am a mother of three as well so I know how challenging things can be and how good it feels to prove others that we can do it, even with three kids in tow! :)
    This bark – LOVE it!! I love that you used the peppermint crunch chips! I need to make this! Pinned of course!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Anna! And those peppermint crunch chips are the best!

  3. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says

    P:S: Thank you for linking up to my butterfinger bark!!!

  4. Mir says

    Wow, congrats on getting that tree in the car, home, and set up! Sisters can do it for themselves, ya know?
    Anyway, the least you deserved is this bark. I think you should have at least another batch before you officially stop congratulating yourself on your feat of strength. It’s so beautiful!

  5. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    Um, I totally give you props!! You are the best woman ever!

  6. Mary Viele says

    Can you use parchment paper instead of aluminum foil for the bark.

    • Lisa Longley says


  7. Chayla says

    Can i use candy canes instead of peppermint chips?

    • Lisa Longley says

      You can, but it’s not my preference. The peppermint chips give the flavor of peppermint without adding in that sticky crunch of candy canes.

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