Monday, December 27, 2010


The good news about Peppermint Bark's delicious! The bad news about Peppermint Bark is, that it's usually kinda expensive. But wait, I've got more good news about Peppermint Bark! It's very easy to make! It only has 4 ingredients, and requires no baking. Try this foolproof recipe and you will be munching away before you know it! (Quick, go out and buy some candy canes NOW, while they are on sale!)

Making and eating Peppermint Bark makes me feel like I am 5 years old again, playing Candyland. (C'mon, you know you remember loving that game.....)


2 8oz pkgs of semi sweet chocolate
1 8oz pkg white chocolate
1.5 tablespoons pure peppermint extract
candy canes, crushed

Melt the semi sweet chocolate, and spread evenly on a cookie sheet. I use baking parchment too, to prevent sticking. Plus it makes clean up super easy.

Then, melt the white chocolate, and add the peppermint extract to the melted white chocolate. Mix well. Spread the mixture over the top of the dark chocolate in a decorative design of your choice. As you can see, I went with a "squiggle" pattern. :-)

Then, just take the crumbled candy canes and sprinkle them evenly over the top. You can use as much, or as little as you like. I sifted out the powdered pieces and sprinkled them over the top as well, for an extra kick of peppermint flavor.
Cover with foil or baking parchment and refrigerate until firm, about 20-30 minutes. Break it all into bite size pieces.

Suddenly... you'll find that you have been transported to Candyland, my dear Foodie Friend! No doubt you will love tasting how the deep chocolate flavor mixes so well with the aromatic peppermint. Plus you never even broke a sweat, 'cause it was so easy to make! Its a perfect gift, and has an excellent shelf life if kept in a sealed container. Enjoy!


  1. YUM - SO GOOD! The expense and limited availability were two inconveniences with this treat. This is the perfect answer - easy, inexpensive and whenever you want...

  2. Mmmmmm, looks so good, as though it was pulled from the very Peppermint Bark trees of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.