Peppermint Bark

Posted by gardensoul on January - 1 - 2015

Peppermint BarkGrowing up, I enjoyed Peppermint Bark from the local candy factory, Davidson’s of Dundee. So when Christmas time was approaching I looked for it in my local groceries, but alas it was not to be found. Only Peppermint Bark with Chocolate was available, so I decided to make some. I found a recipe on Pinterest and of course changed it.


Peppermint Bark



  • 1 bag White Chocolate Chips (11 oz)
  • 1/2 tsp Peppermint Extract
  • 20 mini candy canes (1/2 box of 40)


  1. Leave the candy canes in their little plastic wrappers and use a rolling pin to crush them. This works so well and alleviates the mess of trying to crush the candy in wax paper, with pieces flying all over the kitchen!
  2. Place White Chocolate Chips in a microwave safe bowl or glass measuring cup. Heat on high in a microwave for 1 minute, stir and heat again for 30 seconds. My microwave had melted the chips nicely. Be careful to not overheat.
  3. Add the 1/2 tsp Peppermint Extract to the melted chips.
  4. Open 16 of the packets of crushed candy canes and stir into the melted chips and peppermint extract.
  5. Spread onto parchment paper cut to fit an 8″ X 8″ pan. Sprinkle the last 4 packets of crushed candy canes on top and let harden at room temperature.
  6. Score into 4 pieces, break apart and break off smaller pieces.


Crushing the Candy Canes

Crushing the Candy Canes

Bark Spread in 8x8 pan

Bark Spread in 8×8 pan

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