Holiday Treats: Peppermint Bark

peppermint bark

Do you like to give homemade treats as gifts to your friends, co-workers and neighbors? This peppermint bark candy recipe is quick and practically foolproof. You only need two ingredients: smashed peppermint and melted white chocolate. This recipe makes about 1/2 pan of peppermint bark.

To make the peppermint pieces, put 3 ounces of candy canes or peppermint candies in a plastic bag and smash it with a hammer or a rolling pin.

To melt the white chocolate, put 12 ounces of white chocolate chips in a microwave safe container and cook for 30 seconds at a time, stirring well, until melted.

Add the peppermint to the melted white chocolate and stir. Spread on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper.

Cool in the fridge. Once it is cool, break the peppermint bark into pieces.

We’ve given peppermint bark as a gift to extended family, neighbors, and to co-workers as gifts in the past. It is also a fun holiday treat to make with your kids – it is easy and mainly involves stirring.


  1. becky says

    love this stuff!! i’ve also made it with a few drops of pepperment oil or extract. gives the chocolate a yummy minty flavor!


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