Peppermint Bark Recipe: DIY Wedding Favors

peppermint bark

This peppermint bark is so easy to make – I can’t believe that this is the first year that I’ve taken a crack at it. I made up a batch to give as Christmas gifts – but you could also use these as winter wedding favors. If you buy the white chocolate in bulk, this is an inexpensive way to say thank you to your guests.

Peppermint Bark Tutorial


1 lb white chocolate chunks or chips

1/2 cup of crushed candy canes

few drops of peppermint oil (I used creme de menthe flavor oil)

Unwrap candy canes, place them in a bag and crush them. I used a rolling pin to crush them.

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Place white chocolate into double boiler and melt.

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Place crushed candy canes into a sifter and let small pieces fall into the melted chocolate. Stir.

making peppermint bark

Pour melted chocolate onto parchment covered baking sheet.

mint bark

Using spatula, spread chocolate as evenly as possible and sprinkle remaining larger chunks of candy cane onto the melted chocolate.

chocolate bark

Refrigerate for 45 minutes. Remove from fridge, flip over onto a cutting board and cut into wedges.

white bark

Enjoy! If you are giving these as favors, place a couple of pieces into a small cellophane favor bag, tie and add a thank -you tag.

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  1. Posted by sarah on November 30th, 2011 at 12:35pm

    Love the bark idea for a gift or to eat over the holiday season. Looks delicious.
  2. Posted by Betty on November 24th, 2012 at 4:39pm

    looks delicious - making it for sure this year!!!
  3. Posted by Heather on December 14th, 2013 at 3:41pm

    I made this last year and everyone loved it! It's so easy, and I made it even easier by melting the chocolate in the microwave. I did it for a minute, stirred, another minute, stirred, continuing until it was all melted. Thanks for this easy recipe.
  4. Posted by Christina on December 15th, 2013 at 1:25pm

    Anything that makes life easier is a good thing! Next time I will try the microwave method.
  5. Posted by Nicole Devine on December 21st, 2013 at 3:26am

    Where would u find peppermint oil. ? I've never used it before ? What if u don't use it would it change the flavor & how it turns out. ? Thank you
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