Peppermint Bark Recipe

Do you love peppermint bark this time of year? Well I do too, but I hate paying $6 for a tiny bag of Ghirardelli squares, so I finally tried to make some of my own and it was SO easy!! Try it for yourself and let me know how you like them!

Homemade Peppermint Bark


  • 1 Large Bag of Peppermints (I got a huge one from Walgreens for $1.50)
  • 2 Bags of White Chocolate Morsels

Homemade Peppermint Bark

Step 1: Unwrap mints (or candy canes) and place them in a ziplock bag. Place the bag on a cutting board and hit it repeatedly with something heavy. A pot works great, but a rubber mallet, or large book would work too! *Tip: Place dish towels under the cutting board to protect your counter tops and reduce the noise!

Homemade Peppermint Bark

Step 2: Melt the chocolate using a double boiler – for those of you who may not know, this is simply placing a glass bowl on top of a pot with simmering water. Keep the flame on low.

Homemade Peppermint Bark

Step 3: Once the chocolate is melted, remove the bowl from the heat and add the crushed peppermints. Stir thoroughly and spread onto a lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle the top with peppermint crumbs for extra pizzaz.

Step 4: Refrigerate for 45 minutes, or until the bark is hard.

Homemade Peppermint Bark

Step 5: Once the bark is cool break it apart with your hands like peanut brittle.

Homemade Peppermint Bark

Voila! Delicious Peppermint Bark in under an hour, and it’s so affordable. This makes a great handmade Christmas gift or stocking stuffer – I’ll be giving mine out this year.

For more fun and easy chocolate recipes, check out my DIY Fancy Chocolate tutorial!

Homemade Peppermint Bark


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