This recipe makes the easiest Peppermint Bark that’s perfect for Christmas Parties, Candy/Cookie Parties and wonderful to wrap up as a homemade gift from the kitchen.
This peppermint bark is a super easy recipe that we love to make around the Holidays and Christmas time. I really love to package it up to give away as a homemade gift.
Ingredients For The Best Peppermint Bark:
- chocolate almond bark
- white almond bark
- soft peppermint candies
Ingredient amounts and entire recipe directions in recipe card below with print option!
Which Brands Did I Use?
Sometimes when it comes to Semihomemade recipe that use packaged foods to create meals, the brands of items can make or break a dish. I don’t think this ALWAYS happens but I do know that not all packaged items are created equally.
Chocolate Almond Bark – I used the Walmart brand for this particular post but I know the Food Lion brand works great too.
White Almond Bark – for the white almond bark, I also used the Walmart brand for this particular post but just like the chocolate, I know the Food Lion brand works great too.
Does Almond Bark Have Almonds In It?
Nope! Don’t worry, if you have an almond allergy because almond bark DOES NOT contain almonds.
Should Peppermint Bark Be Stored In The Refrigerator?
Peppermint Bark does not need to be kept cold but it should be kept in an airtight container.
How To Make The Best Peppermint Bark:
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Or you can just place parchment paper over your kitchen counter if that is easier.
Place the soft peppermint candies in a ziplock bag and smash into pieces with a rolling pin.
Melt the chocolate almond bark according to package directions. Normally this is popping the unwrapped almond bark in to microwave for 30 second increments until melted. But you can also melt it in a double boiler on the stove top.
Use a spoon or an offset spatula, to spread chocolate onto parchment paper into a large rectangle shape.
Let that harden.
Then do the same with the white almond bark, Heat, melt, pour and spread it making sure to cover most of the chocolate.
While white almond bark is still wet, sprinkle crushed peppermint candies over white almond bark.
Let peppermint bark sit for 10 minutes or until bark is hard. You can leave it out at room temperature to harden, or if you have room in the fridge (or freezer) for a cookie sheet, you can pop it onto the fridge to set up faster.
Break or cut into pieces.
Can I Use Candy Canes Instead Of Soft Peppermints?
You can use crushed candy canes but I like the texture of the soft ones for this bark.
More Peppermint Recipes:
- No Churn Peppermint Ice Cream
- Chocolate Peppermint Poke Cake
- Peppermint Fudge Topped Brownies
- Peppermint Crockpot Hot Chocolate
More Christmas Recipes:
- White Chocolate Dipped Christmas Rice Krispie Treats
- Christmas Haystacks Candy
- Easy Santa Oreo Cookies
- Super Easy Chocolate Christmas Truffles
The Best Peppermint Bark
- 16 ounces chocolate almond bark
- 16 ounces white almond bark
- 20 soft peppermint candies
- Crush soft peppermint candies.*
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Melt the chocolate almond bark according to package directions.
- Using a spoon or offset spatula, spread chocolate onto parchment paper into a large rectangle shape.
- Let chocolate sit for 10 minutes or until hardened.
- Melt white almond bark according to package directions.
- Pour white almond bark over chocolate and spread out into a rectangle.
- While white almond bark is still wet, sprinkle crushed peppermint candies over white almond bark.
- Let peppermint bark sit for 10 minutes or until bark is hard.
- Break or cut into pieces.
*Place the soft peppermint candies in a ziplock bag and smash into pieces with a rolling pin
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