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.

candy canes

christmas candy cane

christmas candy

Place white chocolate into double boiler and melt.

white chocolate

melted white chocolate

melting white chocolate

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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