Peppermint Bark Candy makes a great holiday gift. It has layers of chocolate and white chocolate with a peppermint hint, and it’s sprinkled with crushed candy canes.
It only costs $5.15 to make 16 servings of this easy no-bake holiday classic. That is only $0.32 per serving.
Peppermint Bark Candy Recipe
We all love cookies at Christmas-time but let’s add some variety to those goodie trays. This candy is just the treat you didn’t know you were missing. The chocolate layers infused with peppermint and topped with crushed candy canes come together in just ten minutes.
This Peppermint Bark candy is absolutely perfect for parties and wrapping up to deliver to friends and neighbors. This recipe calls for only a few ingredients, making it beyond easy to make during the busy holiday season.
You will love the smooth and sweet taste of the white chocolate alongside the semi-sweet chocolate in this Christmas candy recipe!
How long is peppermint bark good for?
This candy will stay fresh for up to two weeks. Be sure to store it in an airtight container.
How do you keep peppermint bark from separating?
The key to keeping your bark from separating is to allow the chocolate to chill for two hours before breaking it into pieces. This gives the candy time to form and settle together and not separate.
How do you cut peppermint bark?
Use a sharp knife to cut the candy into even slices. I like to cut the slices into triangles. You can also break the candy by hand into pieces.
How to make Peppermint Bark:
STEPS ONE, TWO, AND THREE: First, break apart the chocolate. Melt chocolate almond bark in a medium-size microwave-safe bowl until smooth. Stir in ½ teaspoon of peppermint extract. Next, spread the chocolate into an even layer on the prepared 18×13-inch baking sheet.
STEPS FOUR, FIVE, AND SIX: Melt the white chocolate until smooth. Stir in ½ teaspoon of peppermint extract. Evenly spread the white chocolate over the chocolate layer. Finally, sprinkle the candy canes over the top. Chill for two hours and then break the peppermint bark candy into pieces.
How much will this Peppermint Bark recipe cost to make:
RECIPE COST: $5.15
PER SERVING COST: $0.32
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.
- 1 package chocolate almond bark – $1.92
- 1 package white chocolate almond bark – $1.92
- ⅓ cup candy canes – $1.00
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract – $0.31
More Holiday Desserts:
- Soft Gingerbread Cookies
- Loaded Peppermint Cookies
- Gingerbread Oreo Truffles
- Peppermint Bark Sugar Cookie Pie
- Andes Mint Cheesecake Dip
- Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip
- Chewy Gingerbread Bars
- Hanging Gingerbread Cookies
- Pecan Pie Bars
- Cranberry Bliss Bars
- Spiced Creme Brulee
- Peppermint Bark Brownies
- Gingerbread Cupcakes
- Old Fashioned Fudge
- Butter Pecan Fudge
Peppermint Bark Candy
- 16 ounces chocolate almond bark
- 16 ounces white chocolate almond bark
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract divided
- ⅓ cup candy canes crushed
- Line a rimmed baking sheet (18x13-inch) with parchment paper, leave a 2-3 inch overhang of parchment on either end of the baking sheet.
MELT CHOCOLATE AND ASSEMBLE:
- Add chocolate almond bark to A medium-size microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute and then stir. Continue heating for 10-20 seconds at a time, stirring after each time in the microwave. Stir until smooth.
- Add ½ teaspoon of peppermint extract and stir until well combined.
- Spread the chocolate into an even layer on the prepared baking sheet.
- Repeat the melting steps for the white almond bark. Add ½ teaspoon of peppermint extract to the melted white chocolate and stir until combined.
- Carefully spread the melted white chocolate evenly on top of the chocolate layer.
- Sprinkle the crushed candy canes over the top. You want to move quickly before the chocolate begins to set up.
CHILL AND SERVE:
- Chill for 2 hours in the refrigerator or until the chocolate is set.
- Use the parchment overhang to remove the bark from the baking sheet. Break the peppermint bark into pieces.