Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Gingerbread Peppermint Bark

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I was lucky enough to have a white Christmas this year, the snow was beautiful! As usual, I overdosed on cookies, cakes and pies. Thank goodness for kickboxing these past 2 days to help burn some of those holiday calories! Before we head into the New Year I wanted to leave you with one last holiday dessert post!

My nieces and nephews favorite holiday treat is peppermint bark. Over Thanksgiving they were requesting some bark for Christmas, so as promised I fulfilled their wishes, only this year I added a special twist. I'm sure these gingerbread chocolates have already been devoured, but they are just too cute that I had to post the recipe with you even though Christmas is over!

I bought gingerbread cookie cutters, and layered them with milk chocolate on the bottom. Then added a layer of white chocolate on top that had crushed candy canes.

Then added sprinkles for buttons and eyes!

I love how these cute little gingerbread turned out.

Once the chocolate has hardened you just pop out the gingerbread chocolate bark from the cookie cutter.

For shipping purposes I left the chocolate bark inside the gingerbread cookie cutters. This way the cutter doubles as cute packaging and also the kids can use the cutters later to make some cookies!

Gingerbread Peppermint Bark

-10 gingerbread cookie cutters (or desired shape)
-1 package Milk Chocolate Almond Bark
-1 package White Chocolate Almond Bark
-6 crushed candy canes

  • Line baking sheets with wax paper.
  • Place cookie cutters on prepared baking sheets.
  • Melt Milk Chocolate Almond Bark as package directs and pour into cookie cutter about 1/3 of the way up the side. Allow chocolate to harden.
  • Melt White Chocolate Almond Bark as package directs and mix in crushed candy canes.
  • Pour White Chocolate & candy cane mixture into cookie cutter on top of Milk Chocolate layer.
  • Place sprinkles on top of peppermint layer to make eyes and buttons.
  • Allow bark to completely harden before trying to remove from cookie cutter. To remove from cutter gently press from the bottom and push up, the chocolate should come out easily.
  • Or keep bark in cutters an package up to give as gifts!
Thanks so much for all your support and comments in 2010. I'm looking forward to sharing more sweets with you all in 2011. There's also a blog redesign in the works that I'm hoping will be finalized soon, can't wait to share the new look with you!

Happy New Year!


  1. This is such a unique and adorable idea. Looks like a sweet Christmas gift.

  2. This is a FANTASTIC idea! You're pretty much brilliant. :)


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