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Classic Peppermint Bark Recipe

This easy peppermint bark recipe is the perfect party treat or DIY Christmas gift! Just four ingredients, and so simple to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chilling time4 hrs
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 gifts
Calories: 932kcal


  • 12 oz good quality baking chocolate (cut into small pieces; * see note)
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (divided)
  • 12 oz good quality white baking chocolate (cut into small pieces)
  • 2 large candy canes (chopped into small pieces)


  • Spread a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet (spray baking sheet first with oil to help the parchment paper stick and not roll back up).
  • Prepare the base chocolate layer: In a double boiler, add the brown chocolate, 1 teaspoon coconut oil, ½ teaspoon peppermint extract. 
  • Stir frequently until melted and smooth, then pour onto the prepared parchment paper. Smooth with a spatula. 
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes- 1 hour.
  • Prepare the white chocolate layer: melt the white chocolate in the double boiler with 1 teaspoon coconut oil and ½ teaspoon peppermint extract, stirring frequently until completely smooth.
  • Pour over the brown chocolate layer, and work quickly, smoothing with a spatula.
  • Sprinkle with chopped candy cane.
  • Refrigerate overnight, then cut into bite-sized pieces.


  • You can store at room temperature for up to 1 week (unless you live in a warm climate!), or in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 month.


*I recommend semi-sweet or a mix of dark and semi-sweet chocolate


Serving: 1bag | Calories: 932kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 74g | Saturated Fat: 46g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 949mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 255mg | Iron: 15mg