Peppermint Bark

 A very simple, pretty and tasty treat! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do…

3 simple ingredients: white morsels, semi-sweet morsels, 2 boxes of candy canes

Place semi-sweet morsels in a microwave safe dish and microwave for 60 seconds and stir, microwave an additional 60 seconds and stir until smooth.

Spread melted chocolate onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper, place in refrigerator and let cool/harden. (appx 20 mins)

Unwrap candy canes and place in a large ziploc bag- crush with a mallet.

Crushed candy canes!

Melt white chocolate using the same method as you did with the semi-sweet chocolate. Stir in 1 cup of the crushed candy canes.

Spread white chocolate with crushed candy canes over the cooled semi-sweet chocolate

My “helper”

Sprinkle remaining crushed candy canes over top of white chocolate, place in refrigerator for 2 hours until well set, cooled and hardened.

Break into pieces (they will be uneven)

Mmmmmmm…..a beautiful and delicious winter treat!

I wrapped 3-4 pieces in baggies to take to my son’s school for the annual cookies trays we make for the staff.

*This recipe was featured on Women Living Well.

5.0 from 4 reviews
Peppermint Bark
Serves: 15
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  • 24 oz of white chocolate chips
  • 24 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 boxes of candy canes
  1. In a microwave safe bowl melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave for 60 seconds, stir and repeat for an additional 60 seconds.
  2. Place parchment paper on top of a cookie sheet and spread melted chocolate over top.
  3. Place in refrigerator until set and hardened (appx 20 mins).
  4. Melt white chocolate chips the same way.
  5. Unwrap candy canes and place in a large Ziploc bag and crush with a mallet.
  6. Place 1 cup of crushed candy canes into the melted white chocolate.
  7. Pour white chocolate on top of hardened dark chocolate and sprinkle with the left over crushed candy cane.
  8. Place in refrigerator for 2 hours until well set and hardened.
  9. Take out and break into pieces. Enjoy!

Dedicated to my husband, Geoff Nehrenz 



  1. Ok…making these tomorrow night. I made chili pie and chocolate chip cookies tonight while the kids did homework. I am WIPED!!! LOL

  2. I’m totally going to make these! Yum and easy. My favorite things. haha. p.s. I don’t know if it matters or if you know, but every time I click on your twitter button in your sidebar, it just goes to Twitter, but not to YOUR page. Just thought I’d mention it. 😉

  3. Janelle,
    Thanks for posting this recipe! It’s so funny that you did – today of all days. One of my friends at a moms’ group brought it to share today! It’s so delicious. I’m DEFINITELY making this one – I requested the recipe from her but now I don’t have to wait! Mmmmmm – yummy :g

  4. My girls & I made this recipe last year when you posted it and we loved it! I just bought the ingredients today to make it again this year!
    We have made alot of your recipes and love them all.
    My son is turning 4 tomorrow and I always let them choose what they want me to make for dinner on their birthdays. When I asked him what he wanted, he said “Chicken & Dumplins”.. lol 🙂
    As you can see, that is one of our very favorite recipes of yours!

    Many Blessings to you!

  5. Beautiful! And makes such a pretty gift.
    Love Mommy’s little helper. lol

  6. Can you tell me more about the cookie plates you make for the teachers???

  7. Yours looks WAY better than my attempt last year…maybe I’ll try your recipe next time around! great job!

  8. Thank you! I think I will make this for my husbands job for Christmas this year! <3

  9. These are amazing! So easy and delicious. We are doing the Good Morning Girls Advent study and this recipe was in it. I made it with my 5 and 3 yr old daughters and they loved it! They got to pour out entire bags of chocolate, lick chocolate out of bowls and sprinkle crunched up candy canes. It’s the perfect kid recipe, but it tastes like I’ve got awesome kitchen skills, lol! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  10. What size boxes of candy canes? I am new to your site…just found it today when looking for a peppermint bark recipe. This looks great and easy. I have the chocolate and one box of candy canes. I also bought peppermint extract thinnking I would put that in the dark chocolate. Can’t wait to try it.

  11. Think u could use dark chocolate morsels for this recipe Instead???


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