5-Ingredient Peppermint Bark

Posted: December 15

Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Yield: 15 servings

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Nothing says “Happy Holidays!” quite like this 5-Ingredient Peppermint Bark; it will transport you right to Christmastime regardless of the season! Cooling peppermint pairs perfectly with rich chocolate to create a treat that you will devour in no time. Make it to please the crowd at any gathering, even if it’s a gathering of one. Once you make this 5-Ingredient Peppermint Bark, you will begin to crave its festive flavors again and again! Did someone say Christmas in July?


8 ounces semisweet chocolate, high-quality, broken into pieces
2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract, divided
25 peppermint candies, crushed and divided
8 ounces white chocolate, high-quality broken into pieces


Step 1

Grease a 9x9-inch pan and line it with waxed paper. Set it aside.

Step 2

Place the semisweet chocolate pieces and 1 teaspoon of the canola oil on the top of a double boiler, making sure that the water is just barely simmering.

Step 3

Stir the chocolate mixture frequently and scrape down the sides with a spatula to avoid the chocolate from burning.

Step 4

When the chocolate is completely melted, stir in 1/4 teaspoons of the peppermint extract.

Step 5

Pour the melted chocolate into the previously prepared pan, spreading it evenly over the pan. It should be at the bottom.

Step 6

Garnish half of the peppermint candies over the top of the chocolate layer.

Step 7

Refrigerate the bark until it is completely hardened, about 1 hour.

Step 8

Put the white chocolate and the remaining 1 teaspoon canola oil on top of a double boiler over just barely simmering water.

Step 9

Repeat the same melting and pouring process for the white chocolate, pouring it into the pan on top of the semisweet chocolate.

Step 10

Garnish the top of the melted white chocolate with the remaining peppermint candies.

Step 11

Refrigerate the pan once again until the white chocolate hardens, about 1 hour.

Step 12

When the bark has hardened, remove the candy from its pan.

Step 13

Break the bark into small pieces to serve and share with others.

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