Sweet, minty, chocolatey…what more could you ask for? Peppermint bark is hands down one of the best desserts to snack on during the holiday season. So this year, it’s time to ditch the store-bought brands and make your own peppermint bark.
This no-bake, four-ingredient recipe is an absolute must-try this season for a rich, classic bark. You’ll need a double-boiler or a microwave and a few microwave-safe bowls. The double-boiler method is a more traditional, smoother way to melt chocolate, but the microwave method can be quite easy – just be sure to use 50% power and only heat in small increments of time, stirring in between. You’ll melt the semi-sweet chocolate, the white chocolate, crush the peppermint, and layer them all together in stages into a silicone mold or a parchment-lined baking dish. Check out this detailed video for an exact how-to for this recipe.
Because this is a traditional peppermint bark recipe, use it as your base when working with any of the other variations below.
Following along with the recipe above, you can make this much more unique by sprinkling a layer of plain, salted pretzels on top (approximately 1 to 1.5 cups, depending on your preference). Go for classic pretzel sticks or bows, pop them into a bag and very lightly break into pieces. If you prefer larger bits of pretzels on your bark, ditch the bag and just break apart with your hands over the top of the peppermint and chocolate layers.
For this fun twist on peppermint bark, you’ll need half a cup of mini marshmallows, half a cup of coarsely chopped, roasted almonds, and enough 4 to 5 tablespoons of melted chocolate fudge or sauce. Stick with the classic bark recipe above, including the crushed peppermint, then layer these additional ingredients on top finishing with a generous drizzle or two of fudge.