Peppermint Bark

*This Peppermint Bark is a holiday classic. With a combination of semisweet and white chocolate, plus a sprinkle of crushed peppermint candy, it’s the perfect festive treat!*

This Peppermint Bark combines semisweet and white chocolate with crushed peppermint candy for an amazing holiday treat! | The Millennial Cook #winterrecipe #christmasrecipe #chocolate #peppermint #peppermintbark #candy

It’s so totally the season for chocolate, peppermint, and more chocolate! I know, we’re kind of on chocolate overload over here. After the triple chocolate cookies from last week and the homemade hot chocolate I posted the week before, you must be wondering how I could possibly still have chocolate on my mind.

This Peppermint Bark combines semisweet and white chocolate with crushed peppermint candy for an amazing holiday treat! | The Millennial Cook #winterrecipe #christmasrecipe #chocolate #peppermint #peppermintbark #candy

But here’s the thing. For some reason, chocolate is totally a cold-weather indulgence, in my opinion. I know, you serious chocolate lovers out there will tell me that it’s appropriate every. single. day. – month and season aside. But I really don’t find myself craving much chocolate during the warmer months. Perhaps because I’m more of a fruity dessert type of gal – I’ll take strawberry shortcake, peach cobbler, or an ice cream cone over chocolate any day of the week. But, alas, it’s December, so strawberries and peaches (let alone blueberries, plums, and nectarines) are not really an option. Hence the overload of chocolate – my consolation, if you will.

This Peppermint Bark combines semisweet and white chocolate with crushed peppermint candy for an amazing holiday treat! | The Millennial Cook #winterrecipe #christmasrecipe #chocolate #peppermint #peppermintbark #candy

Now that I’ve covered hot cocoa and chocolate cookies, I’m moving on to a serious Christmas classic, peppermint bark. Along with a combination of dark and white chocolate, the addition of peppermint, of course, makes this treat all the more winter (and holiday) appropriate. This candy is so easy to put together, and I love the combination of dark, rich semisweet chocolate and a sweeter white chocolate infused with a hint of mint.  A sprinkle of crushed peppermint candy on top is the perfect festive holiday touch!

This Peppermint Bark combines semisweet and white chocolate with crushed peppermint candy for an amazing holiday treat! | The Millennial Cook #winterrecipe #christmasrecipe #chocolate #peppermint #peppermintbark #candy

Peppermint Bark

  • Servings: 24
  • Difficulty: Easy
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This Peppermint Bark is a holiday classic. With a combination of semisweet and white chocolate, plus a sprinkle of crushed peppermint candy, it's the perfect festive treat!

  • This bark should be stored in the refrigerator.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 candy canes

Directions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place semisweet chocolate chips in a glass bowl.
  3. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring regularly, until melted and smooth, about two minutes.
  4. Pour melted chocolate onto prepared pan and spread into a thin, even layer.
  5. Set aside in the fridge until set, at least twenty minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, place white chocolate chips in another, clean bowl.
  7. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring regularly, until melted and smooth, about ninety seconds.
  8. Stir in peppermint extract.
  9. Pour over dark chocolate and spread into an even layer.
  10. Place candy canes in a ziploc bag, and crush using a rolling pin or pot.
  11. Sprinkle crushed candy over the white chocolate.
  12. Place pan in the refrigerator until chocolate is hard, at least two hours.
  13. Break bark into pieces.

This Peppermint Bark combines semisweet and white chocolate with crushed peppermint candy for an amazing holiday treat! | The Millennial Cook #winterrecipe #christmasrecipe #chocolate #peppermint #peppermintbark #candy

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