White Chocolate Peppermint Bark is so easy to make and makes the perfect gift for the holidays!
Along with cookies, caramel corn and fudge — chocolate bark makes a wonderful homemade gift and it couldn’t be easier to make.
Let the layers chill out in the fridge for 30 minutes between layering for best results so that you can see the pretty contrast of color and the crushed candy canes make everything nice and festive.
Although you can certainly use chocolate chips to make bark, they do not melt as smooth as high quality chopped chocolate which is so important if you plan on giving some away this season. I highly recommend Ghirardelli, Lindt, or Baker’s brand chocolate when making bark of any variety.
This White Chocolate Peppermint Bark makes a delightful treat and perfect for gift giving!
12 minPrep Time
12 minTotal Time
12 ounces high quality semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
12 ounces high quality white chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
1/3 cup peppermint candies or candy canes, crushed,
peppermint candy canes, crushed, divided
- Line a 9 x 9 square pan baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt semi-sweet chocolate in 30-second intervals, stirring after each melting, for 1 to 5 minutes (depending on your microwave). Do not overheat or chocolate will scorch. Stir in the peppermint extract. Spread the chocolate evenly in the prepared pan; chill until set, about 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring for at least 30 seconds after each melting. Stop as soon as chocolate is melting to prevent chocolate from ceasing. Spread the white chocolate mixture evenly over the milk chocolate in baking pan. Sprinkle with candy can pieces evenly over the white chocolate layer. Chill until set, about 1 hour. Break into small pieces to serve.
More festive treats:
Layered White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha Fudge