Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark

I love minty things. Mints, candy canes, mint chocolate—any and all of it makes a perfect after-dinner treat. It’s almost as good as brushing your teeth. Well… almost…

As soon as the stores started selling candy canes I bought the ingredients to make this. It’s not hard and all yet impressive enough to give to friends and family.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark Broken

This is hardly a recipe. It’s just 3 ingredients and nearly impossible to screw up(don’t burn the chocolate) but still makes a thoughtful gift. If you want to vary things up, use white chocolate instead of dark.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Ingredients(Makes about 16 servings):

  • 10oz dark chocolate, chopped OR 1 1/4 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 candy canes, crushed

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark Yield


  1. Melt the chocolate in a microwave or over a double boiler.
  2. Once the chocolate is melted, mix in the peppermint extract until the chocolate is smooth.
  3. Pour the chocolate onto a sheet of wax or parchment paper. Spread it out into a thin layer.
  4. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top of the chocolate and press it in lightly.
  5. Refrigerate the bark for 20-30 minutes to let it harden.
  6. Break the bark into 15-20 uneven pieces. Keep refrigerated before ready to serve.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark Serving

‘Tis the season.

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4 Responses to Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark
  1. Lisa
    December 6, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    Thank you for such an EASY recipe! I LOVE peppermint bark!

  2. The Candid RD
    December 6, 2012 | 3:52 pm

    You nevvvvver fail to impress me. YUM!

  3. luv what you do
    December 6, 2012 | 4:55 pm

    Peppermint bark is on my list of things to make this season. I might have to do white chocolate AND dark chocolate!

  4. BroccoliHut
    December 6, 2012 | 8:48 pm

    So pretty and delicious! Might have to make this as a gift for someone…or just to eat by myself 🙂