Peppermint Bark

Oh peppermint bark, how much do I love thee?  Especially that bark from William’s Sonoma…my word…can’t…stop…eating…it.  But it’s SO expensive.  Kind of crazy-doesn’t-make-any-sense expensive, so I don’t buy it often.  But you know what?  You can make your own bark!  With 3 ingredients.  As long as you use good quality, creamy chocolate, your peppermint bark will be fantastic too!

With the holidays upon us, I wanted to have treats around that are easy to share with friends and family that stop by for visits.  This Peppermint Bark is just that perfect treat!  It’s also great for gift giving…wrap some up in special wax paper (you may remember this project from last year) or put some in a tin, and you have a great gift for friends, babysitters or teachers!

You can have a batch ready in no time, with little stress, and everyone will enjoy it!

Pretty, festive and so fun!

Peppermint Bark {A Pretty Life}

This Peppermint Bark treat uses only 3 simple to find ingredients, and it’s easy enough to make that even your kids can get in on the fun!  And another great thing about this bark?  It only costs a fraction of the stuff that you find in stores right now…got to love that!

Peppermint Bark {A Pretty Life}

Peppermint bark makes a great gift or last minute dessert for your friends and family!



Peppermint Bark


  • 12 oz dark chocolate chopped into small pieces
  • 12 oz white chocolate chopped into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup to 1/2 crushed peppermints or candy canes


  1. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper, then set aside.
  2. In a double boiler (or I use a metal bowl over a saucepan of simmering water), first melt the chopped dark chocolate, stirring constantly until the chocolate is fully melted.
  3. Pour the dark chocolate evenly over the parchment paper, spreading it out thinly.
  4. Set the chocolate aside to cool until set but not hard, about 15 minutes.
  5. After this time, melt the white chocolate. Melt it using the same method as the dark chocolate.
  6. Pour the white chocolate directly onto the dark chocolate, spreading it out (using a spatula) to completely cover the dark chocolate. See picture above.
  7. Get your kids ready and have them sprinkle on the crushed peppermint.
  8. Let the bark cool completely before breaking it apart. At least 1 - 2 hours.
  9. After the bark has hardened, have fun with the kids and break the bark apart into small-medium pieces.
  10. Store up to 2 weeks in an air tight container, with the peppermint bark pieces layered between wax paper.
  11. Enjoy!


Peppermint Bark {A Pretty Life}

I hope you enjoyed this recipe today!  Maybe it will make it on to your Christmas food list?  Yummmmm

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Here are a few more Christmas ideas from my blog, for you…and if you’re looking for more recipes and crafts, you can find a tonne of inspiration on my blog here.


Orange & Clove Pomanders   |  Ornament Wreath  |  Brown Sugar Shortbread

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Have a delicious day!

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  • Reply Pretend Chef November 29, 2013 at 6:56 AM Yummy!!!
  • Reply northstory notes - Nov 29, 2013 : northstory November 29, 2013 at 7:19 AM […] am always looking for easy Christmas treat recipes and this bark fits that bill […]
  • Reply northstory notes - Nov 29, 2013 : northstory November 29, 2013 at 7:19 AM […] am always looking for easy Christmas treat recipes and this bark fits that bill […]
  • Reply Stephanie November 29, 2013 at 12:10 PM This looks delicious, I love peppermint bark!
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