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peppermint bark in bowl

White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This homemade white chocolate peppermint bark is made with just five simple ingredients! It is a delicious and festive holiday treat that looks complicated but really could not be easier to make. This recipe makes the perfect treat for gifting, too!


  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract, divided
  • 6 crushed candy canes + a little extra for the top


  1. Add the dark chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds at a time until it is melted, stirring occasionally. 
  2. Add half a teaspoon of peppermint extract to the melted dark chocolate. 
  3. Pour the dark chocolate onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper and spread into an even layer. Place the baking sheet in the fridge to chill for 30-45 minutes or until the chocolate is firm.
  4. Add the white chocolate chips to another microwave safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds at a time until it’s melted. Add the remaining half of the peppermint extract as well as the crushed candy canes and stir until well combined. 
  5. Pour the white chocolate mixture on top of the solid dark chocolate layer and spread it out evenly with the back of a spatula. Sprinkle the extra crushed candy canes on top. 
  6. Place the peppermint bark back into the fridge to firm up for another hour. 
  7. Once it’s firm, cut or break the bark into large pieces and enjoy! Store in the fridge to keep it fresh and to prevent it from melting.


  • Be sure to use chocolate with a good flavor and that you enjoy eating for the best results.
  • If you do not have peppermint extract feel free to leave it out. The bark will still be good, it just won’t have the same level of peppermint flavor.
  • Allow the bark to completely cool and harden before breaking into pieces. This is the hardest part but so worth it to ensure you get a clean crisp broken pieces and not a gooey mess.