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Homemade Peppermint Bark Recipe

This simple homemade peppermint bark recipe will be a hit at any holiday gathering! White chocolate, chocolate, and peppermint – the perfect dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 30 servings
Calories 177kcal
Author Lisa


  • 4 candy canes crushed
  • 1 lbs Ghirardelli white chocolate
  • 1 lb Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon peppermint extract*


  • Line a baking sheet with non-stick foil or parchment paper.
  • Turn your microwave to 50% power and microwave your semi-sweet chocolate in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval.
    Melted chocolate
  • When chocolate is fully melted, add in peppermint extract and stir until combined.
    Peppermint extract
  • Pour chocolate onto lined baking sheet and use a rubber spatula/offset spatula to smooth it out into an even layer.
    spreading the chocolate onto a baking sheet
  • Melt white chocolate in the same manner as you melted the semi-sweet chocolate.
    melted white chocolate
  • Then carefully spread white chocolate into an even layer over the semi-sweet being making sure it doesn’t mix with that layer.
    spreading white chocolate over milk chocolate layer
  • Sprinkle with crushed peppermint refrigerate until hardened (at least 30 minutes).
  • Using a sharp knife cut into bite size pieces or break it by hand
    Peppermint bark cut into squares
  • Enjoy!
    peppermint bark in pieces on plate



Tips and Tricks
  • *I would taste the chocolate as you add peppermint extract so you know when to stop adding extract but be warned if you add too much not only with the flavor be overwhelming but the water in the extract might cause your chocolate to seize and ruin the chocolate.
  • You can make just white chocolate peppermint bark or just semi-sweet chocolate bark- just don't layer the two chocolates
  • If you let the semi-sweet layer sets up too much before adding the white chocolate it might cause the two layers to separate when cutting. 
  • You can use chocolate chips, chocolate melts, or ghirardelli chocolate squares


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg