Double-Chocolate Peppermint Bark

If you've waited until the last minute and still haven't conjured up any treats for the holidays, this is a real quick one to throw together.

I have loved peppermint bark since I tasted it at Williams-Sonoma many years ago.  However, when I found out how easy it is to make, I have been making it homemade ever since.

I don't have much time to chat as I am so busy right now, so here's the recipe....enjoy.  I have also been hiding this from my husband.  If he happens to check my blog, the jig is up, he will be on the prowl.

Line a 13 x 9 inch pan with foil.  Set aside.

In top of a double-boiler or in microwave (I used the microwave), melt dark chocolate chips.  Spread into prepared pan.  Refrigerate until JUST ABOUT set, about 15-20 minutes.  The just about part is important as this will help meld your chocolate together.

In top of a double boiler or in  microwave, melt white chocolate chips.  Stir in peppermint extract.  Spread on top of dark chocolate.  Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.

Refrigerate until set, about an hour.  Remove from pan and break into pieces.  Store at room temperature.

You won't stop at just one.

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Double-Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for | Serves: 13 x 9 sheet pan


  • 1 pound dark chocolate chips
  • 1 pound white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3/4 cup crushed peppermint candies, such as Starlight mints


  • Line a 13 x 9 inch pan with foil. Set aside.
  • In top of a double-boiler or in microwave (I used the microwave), melt dark chocolate chips. Spread into prepared pan. Refrigerate until JUST ABOUT set, about 15-20 minutes. The just about part is important as this will help meld your chocolate together.
  • In top of a double boiler or in microwave, melt white chocolate chips. Stir in peppermint extract. Spread on top of dark chocolate. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.
  • Refrigerate until set, about an hour. Remove from pan and break into pieces. Store at room temperature.

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  1. Wow. You’re right. These are super easy to make.

  2. I always think this is the prettiest of all holiday treats!

  3. Wow, dark chocolate AND white chocolate … and then peppermint. Awesome recipe, Cathy!


  4. Nice…peppermint bark is a huge favorite in our household. I think I’ll make this for everyone to eat on Christmas day.

  5. Julie 5

    That stuff just screams out Christmas….look delicious!

  6. Kristin 6

    A sprinkle of just a little bit of sea salt adds a delicious extra touch to these.

  7. I make a white chocolate bark and I am tempted to make more…little mice have been munching on my stash.

  8. Cheryl 8

    Beautiful, delicious and breath-freshening..who could ask for anything more from a holiday treat?

    Merry Merry and Happy Happy, Cathy!

  9. Ahhhhh! I’m running out of time and want to make everything!
    Love this stuff.
    Have a wonderful week and holiday!

  10. Beautiful bark!!

    Did you post this year about gift ideas? If so, I missed it. Last year you posted about putting together gifts from items purchased at Marshall’s, TJMaxx, etc… It was fantastic!

  11. Pam 11

    Beautiful! Heaven!


  12. dawn 12

    I just love the colors of this so much, which makes it a really good gift to give.

  13. Lena in VT 13

    Love this too, it’s one of my faves. I love the double chocolate here.

  14. Noble Pig 14

    No I didn’t, no time this year.

  15. I
    especially love the double mix of white and dark

  16. HoneyB 16

    Grumpy gets soooo annoyed with me when I hammer candy canes. lol. This looks delicious Cathy! I love dark chocolate and peppermint!

  17. Lisa 17

    Looks delicious. I have been eating the Ghirardelli squares this week but you may have convinced me to break down and make some of the real stuff with big texture and pretty homemade appeal.

  18. Amanda 18

    Thank you,, this looks wonderful!

  19. Bob 19

    Awesome, I love bark. It looks lovely, too.

  20. grace 20

    chocolate on top of chocolate and infused with peppermint is an unbeatable combination, and i’ll stand by that statement forever.

  21. Liz C. 21

    Mr. Snoots would have already fainted over this…

  22. Ooh, looks great, and easy! Yum!!

  23. Well, we are baking again tomorrow and I do have all these things on hand…..sounds like a plan to me!

  24. Delicious and festive! This is a great holiday treat.

  25. Just right for the holidays! So quick and easy. Thanks.

  26. You know….I have never eaten peppermint bark. I need to try this!

  27. Cassie 30

    I’ve never been a fan of the chocolate peppermint but this looks realllllllly good! I might have to try this!

  28. Lauren 31

    What a lovely bark! So festive and simple – a perfect combination in my mind =D.

  29. I have been wanting to make this for days and I always run iout of time. I’m hoping I get a chance tomorrow–but it’s slim to none!

  30. Amber 33

    Oooh, I love this stuff and make it every year, until this year. I do dark, milk and white. Then one of my daughters sneaks it all. I hope your Christmas is blessed with love, family and joy.

  31. Dawn 34

    I love it, so easy to whip up.

  32. Trisha 35

    Merry Christmas! I am making this recipe as I type – well – sort of!

  33. Cheryl 36

    I made these last year to give as gifts, but the chocolate layers separated. But I couldn’t figure out why. Now I know! Don’t let it set up all the way! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  34. Dixie 37

    This is wonderful!! I made it on Wednesday and it’s perfect. Very little separated. I only let the dark chocolate set up for about 10 minutes before adding the white. It worked perfectly!

  35. Donna 38

    Fabulous. I have to add this one to my ever growing cookie tray. Happy holidays to you.

  36. Biz 39

    Merry Belated Christmas Cathy! I hope you had a wonderful time with your family!

  37. Kristin 41

    These cookies look wonderful! Love adding new cookies to my Christmas repertoire! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and keep the yummy sweets coming…
    xoxo Kristin from Bitchin’ Lifestyle

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