Quick and easy Peppermint Bark is an easy holiday candy or treat to make. With only a few ingredients this bark, with layers of white and milk chocolate, is infused with peppermint oil and topped with peppermint baking chips and chocolate mint candies.
Peppermint bark is a really fun candy to make for the holidays! I love to make it for gifts and it’s a fun recipe to make with the kiddos because they can help with some of the steps.
Maybe you’ve seen the white peppermint bark at the fancy kitchen stores? Making it yourself is so much cheaper and it’s just as good! I love to look for inexpensive holiday tins to store it in for gifts and then give myself a pat on the back for saving on my holiday shopping!
Peppermint and chocolate is one of the most festive combinations, which is why I love to make this peppermint bark or these Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies if I want something warm and gooey!
You Will Love This Easy Recipe!
- This easy candy is layered with chocolate and almond bark and then topped with Christmas candies.
- You don’t need a lot of ingredients and you can buy them in advance and keep them in the pantry until you’re ready to make it.
- Peppermint bark keeps really well making it great for candy platters and gifts. I make several batches all through the holiday season for our family and to give away.
Easy, cute, and fun to make! This chocolate peppermint bark has a lot going for it – you’re going to love it! In fact, I have bark ideas for most holiday, like leprechaun bark. They’re all so much fun!
Almond Bark: For this recipe, you will need chocolate almond bark and vanilla almond bark. This is the best melting candy to use because it sets up perfectly.
Coconut oil: This is added to the bark when you melt it. Coconut hardens at room temperature which helps the candy set and stay solid.
Peppermint oil: This adds the peppermint flavor.
Decorations: I like to top it with Mint flavored chocolate candies and peppermint baking chips to add texture, flavor, and holiday color.
How to Make It
Line a large baking sheet with parchment or aluminum foil.
Break the chocolate almond bark into pieces and place them in a bowl with coconut oil. Melt it in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between each segment. Once it’s melted and smooth, add a few drops of peppermint oil and stir to combine.
Spread the chocolate mixture on the baking sheet and use a spatula to spread it into an even layer. Leave it to set while you prepare the almond bark.
Break apart the almond bark and melt it with coconut oil the same way you did the chocolate. Once it’s melted and smooth, add the peppermint oil and stir.
Once the first chocolate layer is set in the pan (it should not move when you gently shake the pan) pour the almond layer over the top and use a spatula to spread it over the top of the chocolate layer.
While the almond layer is wet, sprinkle the chocolate candies and peppermint baking chips over the top. Lightly press them into the almond layer so they stick.
Let the peppermint bark set at room temperature. Depending on the temperature of the room, this can take one to two hours.
Once it’s set, break it into pieces and store them in an airtight container.
It will eventually go bad, but it will keep well for up to two weeks. Keep it in an airtight container at room temperature. Or, if you’re in a warm climate, you can keep it in the refrigerator.
Unless it’s very warm, you don’t need to refrigerate it. It keeps well at room temperature, but if you notice it is soft keep it in the refrigerator.
Try other holiday-themed chocolate candies, crushed Oreos, or crushed candy canes. You can also use Christmas sprinkles.
This is the best recipe to make for Christmas! Once you try homemade peppermint bark you won’t buy the stuff at the stores. Make a batch and everyone will love it!
More Holiday Treats
- My Chocolate Fudge is another Christmas classic that’s so easy to make. Or try my Eggnog Fudge for a fun twist!
- Sugared Cranberries are so festive and perfect for decorating your holiday cakes and garnishing cocktails!
- Make homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries for your friends and family and you will get rave reviews!
- With only four ingredients these Chocolate Turtles couldn’t be easier to make!
- Christmas Crack is an easy Christmas candy that’s always a hit!
- Christmas Cornflake Wreaths are a favorite Christmas treat that is so easy to make!
- Festive red and green cookies that make the perfect Christmas Cookie for cookie trays!
- Pecan Tassies are mini bite sized pecan pies! Perfect for serving at the holidays or on a dessert board!
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- 20 oz package chocolate almond bark (567 g)
- 20 oz package vanilla almond bark (567 g)
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil divided
- Food-grade peppermint oil
- 1 cup mint flavored chocolate coated candies (205 g), we used Mint M&Ms
- ½ cup peppermint baking chips (76 g)
- Prepare a large rimmed baking sheet by covering it with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Set aside.
- Break apart the almond bark and add it to a mixing bowl. Add 1 Tablespoon coconut oil and heat in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until completely melted and smooth.
- Add 1-2 drops peppermint oil and stir to combine.
- Spread the melted chocolate mixture evenly on the baking sheet and set aside to allow to set while you melt the vanilla almond bark.
- Break apart and melt the vanilla almond bark and remaining 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil in the same manner that you melted the chocolate. Add 1-2 drops peppermint oil and stir to combine.
- When the chocolate has set and no longer moves when you gently shake the pan, spread the vanilla almond bark on top of the chocolate and sprinkle the chocolate candies and peppermint chips evenly over the top, pressing down slightly to help them stick.
- Allow the peppermint bark to sit at room temperature until completely set. Depending on the temperature of your kitchen this could take 1-2 hours.
- Remove the peppermint bark from the baking sheet and break into pieces.