Thursday, December 17, 2009

Countdown to Christmas Day 17: Peppermint Bark

Happy Dec 17th! Today's sweet treat is Peppermint Bark! Chocolate and peppermint, what a great combination! Every year at Christmas time you always see this famous peppermint bark in Williams-Sonoma, so I figured I would re-create it in my own kitchen! Look how good those layers of dark and white chocolate look with the crushed peppermint sprinkled on top! This is definitely a must have holiday treat!

First you melt your dark chocolate and spread it out on a waxed paper lined baking sheet and allow to set up. Then melt your white chocolate and spread on top. And finally, sprinkle the white chocolate layer with the crushed peppermint! It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Peppermint Bark


3 cups good quality chocolate chips
12 oz good quality white chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/2 cup crushed candy canes

  • Crush candy canes, enough to yield 1/2 cup and set aside.
  • Melt chocolate chips in a double broiler or microwave. Pull off heat while there are still some lumps remaining and stir until smooth. Pour melted chocolate onto cookie sheet and spread out to thickness desired. Let harden.
  • Melt white chocolate chips. Add peppermint extract. Let cool a bit and then pour over top of hardened chocolate layer and smooth.
  • Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top and very gently pat them into the white chocolate. Let harden.
  • Break apart bark.



  1. Looks great! I just made this last night.

  2. Yummy blog and congrats on the foodie blogroll!


  3. I am going to have to make this. I love peppermint bark, and I love that you used dark chocolate!


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