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Homemade Peppermint Bark

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups of candy 1x


Homemade Peppermint Bark is the perfect homemade candy to make for the holidays! It's easy to make, looks beautiful and tastes like Christmas. It only needs 3 ingredients and a little time to let the chocolate set - it's the easiest holiday treat ever!


  • 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chip (11.5 ounces)
  • 1 package white chocolate chips (11.5 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy cane pieces


  1. Line a 9x9-inch square pan with parchment paper and set it aside (you can use a 9x13-inch pan for thinner bark).
  2. Fill a saucepan with a few inches of water, and place a glass or ceramic mixing bowl on top of the pan so that the bottom of the bowl is 1 to 2 inches from the top of the water. You are making a double boiler.
  3. Heat the water until just simmering. Add the semi-sweet chocolate chips to the bowl, and stir very often until melted. Remove the bowl from the pan, and pour the chocolate into the prepared pan.
  4. Let the chocolate rest until it sets; depending on your kitchen temperature, this will take about an hour.
  5. After the semi-sweet chocolate sets up, using a clean bowl, add the white chocolate chips to the same double boiler method to melt. When the white chocolate chips are melted, add 1/4 cup of the crushed peppermint candy pieces, and stir to combine.
  6. Spread the white chocolate over the semi-sweet chocolate, and then sprinkle the rest of the candies over the top.
  7. Allow the chocolate to rest another hour or until set.
  8. Remove the candy from the pan using the edges of the parchment paper as a handle. Break into pieces or cut with a knife.
  9. I like to break them into all different sizes of pieces.
  10. Store covered at room temperatures, and add to your favorite goodie plates, stir into hot cocoa, or eat as is as a little treat by the fire.


  • You can buy a bag of crushed peppermint pieces if you like; it makes this recipe very easy!
  • You can also use milk chocolate chips if you prefer.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Candy
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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