Easy Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark

EASY DARK CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT BARK

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This is the ultimate easy dark chocolate peppermint bark! You only need 2 ingredients to make this recipe! This recipe is great because the dark chocolate complements the peppermint perfectly. We are all about simplifying the process of making holiday treats. This peppermint bark can be made in minutes and everyone is sure to love it! Our dark chocolate peppermint bark is so easy to make! This recipe is foolproof and perfect to enjoy this holiday season.

What Is Peppermint Bark?

Peppermint bark is a classic holiday treat! It generally consists of dark chocolate, white chocolate, and crushed peppermint pieces. We have put our spin on it by making dark chocolate peppermint bark without white chocolate. Also, we mixed crushed peppermint inside the dark chocolate and sprinkled it on top!

Why You Will Love Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark

  • This is the easiest peppermint bark recipe!
  • You only need 2 ingredients to make this peppermint bark.
  • The flavors of dark chocolate and peppermint are perfect together.
  • We mixed some crushed peppermint in with the chocolate and also sprinkled it on top.
  • You can make this classic holiday treat effortlessly!

Two Ingredient Peppermint Bark

Ingredients For Peppermint Bark
  • Dark Chocolate: Chop the dark chocolate so it is easier to melt.
  • Peppermint: Crush small candy canes or peppermint circle candies.

How To Make Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Dark chocolate peppermint bark is easy to make! First, chop the dark chocolate into smaller pieces.

Chopped Chocolate

Then, crush the small candy canes or peppermint circle candies. After that, use a microwave or double boiler to melt the chocolate.

Crushed Peppermint

Microwave Method

The easiest way to melt the chocolate is in the microwave. Make sure to add the chopped chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Then, microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds. After that, remove the bowl from the microwave and immediately mix the chocolate.

Next, place the chocolate back in the microwave for 15 seconds, remove it, and mix. Place it back in for another 15 seconds, remove it, and mix. You want your chocolate to be 80-90% melted. Melt the chocolate in 15-second intervals until this point. You have to melt and mix it in intervals, not all at one time.

Once it is at this point, don’t microwave it anymore, and keep mixing. As you keep stirring, the chocolate will fully melt. Soon after, add 1 tablespoon of crushed peppermint and mix it with the chocolate.

Chocolate Bark With Peppermint

Double Boiler Method

To melt the chocolate with a double boiler, bring 1-2 inches of water in a saucepan over the stove to a boil. Then, put a heat-resistant bowl over the saucepan and reduce the heat to a simmer.

Next, pour the chopped chocolate into the heat-resistant bowl and mix. Make sure to mix the chocolate the entire time so it doesn’t burn. Also, don’t get any water in the chocolate. The chocolate will seize if it gets water in it.

Remove the bowl from the stove when the chocolate is almost fully melted but when there are still a few chunks of chocolate left. Use an oven mitt as the bowl will be hot and dry the excess water off the bottom of the bowl.

After that, finish stirring the chocolate off the heat. As you keep stirring, the chocolate will melt. Then, add 1 tablespoon of crushed peppermint to the bowl with the chocolate and mix.

Spread The Chocolate On A Sheet Pan

Once the chocolate is melted and you have mixed in some crushed peppermint, pour the chocolate onto a sheet pan with parchment paper. Evenly spread the chocolate with a spatula.

Add Crushed Peppermint On Top

Immediately after you spread the chocolate on the parchment paper, sprinkle the crushed peppermint on top.

Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Refrigerate The Peppermint Bark

Chill your peppermint bark in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. This will allow the chocolate to set. Then, cut or break it apart and enjoy!

How To Separate Peppermint Pieces

Once crushed, the peppermint may start to stick together again. Make sure to separate the peppermint pieces with your fingers when adding them to the chocolate so they are dispersed evenly. You want to have a peppermint flavor throughout, not just in one spot.

How Much Peppermint To Add To Peppermint Bark

Crush 4-6 small peppermint candies or small candy canes for this peppermint bark. You can use slightly less or more peppermint if desired. Also, feel free to add additional peppermint on top.

Store Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark

If you have any leftovers, store this homemade peppermint bark in an air-tight container. You can place it in the refrigerator so the chocolate stays fresh.

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EASY DARK CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT BARK

Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

20

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

1

minute
Calories

76

kcal

This is the ultimate easy dark chocolate peppermint bark with only two ingredients! We are all about simplifying the process of making holiday treats.

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Ingredients

  • 10 ounces of dark chocolate, chopped

  • 4-6 crushed small candy canes or 4-6 circle candy peppermints

Directions

  • Chop your dark chocolate into small pieces so it is easier to melt it.
  • Place your small peppermint candy canes or candy peppermints in a Ziploc bag. Seal the bag and crush the peppermint with a rolling pin or the bottom of a saucepan.
  • (We explain how to melt it in the microwave here. If you would like to use a double boiler to melt the chocolate, we explain how in the post.) Add the chopped dark chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds. Then, remove the bowl from the microwave and immediately mix the chocolate. Be careful and use oven mitts when removing the bowl of chocolate from the microwave as it may be hot. Next, place the chocolate back in the microwave for 15 seconds, remove it, and mix. Place it back in for another 15 seconds, remove it, and mix. You want your chocolate to be 80-90% melted. Melt it in 15-second intervals until this point. You have to melt and mix it in intervals, not all at one time. Once it is at this point, don’t microwave it anymore, and keep mixing. As you keep stirring, the chocolate will fully melt. Once the chocolate is melted, add 1 tablespoon of crushed peppermint. Mix the peppermint with the chocolate.
  • Pour the melted chocolate onto a sheet pan with parchment paper. Evenly spread it out with a spatula to the desired thickness of about 1/4 inch. After spreading, add the rest of the crushed peppermint on top.
  • Chill the peppermint bark in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • Once chilled, remove it from the refrigerator, cut or break it into pieces, and enjoy!

Recipe Video

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Notes

  • WW Points™: 4 points per piece of peppermint bark, about 1/2 ounce (makes 20 pieces)
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  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Nutrition Facts

20 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories76
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 4.2g 7%
    • Saturated Fat 2.9g 10%
  • Cholesterol 3mg 1%
  • Sodium 11mg 1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 8.4g 3%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.5g 0%
    • Sugars 7.3g
  • Protein 1.1g 2%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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