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Easy Peppermint Bark Recipe

This Easy Peppermint Bark Recipe is. a great no bake treat to make for Christmas.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 15 pieces
Calories 185
Author Nora


  • 8 oz dark chocolate chopped
  • 8 oz white chocolate chopped
  • 1 teaspoon shortening OR coconut oil divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract not essential oil, not "mint"
  • 8 crushed peppermint candies


  • Line an 8x8 or 9x9 inch square pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang so you can lift out the entire bar later.
  • Melt the dark chocolate. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon shortening OR coconut oil, and 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract. Evenly spread it in the prepared pan. Freeze until solid.
  • Melt the white chocolate. Stir in the remaining 1/2 teaspoon shortening OR coconut oil, and 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract. Carefully spread over the frozen dark chocolate, taking care not to push down too much or the dark chocolate will start melting into it.
  • Sprinkle the crushed peppermint candies over the white chocolate and gently push into the top without disturbing the chocolate.
  • Freeze the chocolate bark until solid. Leave out at room temperature for 10 minutes before breaking or cutting into pieces. Store in an airtight container for 2 weeks - best in the fridge.


Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.8mg