Peppermint Bark


I realize that this time of year y’all are most likely making double or even triple batches of baked goods to share with friends and family.  Maybe you think Dessert For Two doesn’t have a place in your heart around the holidays?  I sure hope not.  While I’m also baking large scale recipes for gifts and parties, I still like to make a small dessert just to satisfy a craving.  I have been thinking about this peppermint bark since I heard the first Christmas song in the mall on Black Friday.  If I made a huge batch, I knew that I would eat it all—(so much for the season of giving).  So I made a small batch.  I hope you enjoy it as selfishly as I did.

Peppermint Bark
Yields ~ 6 pieces of bark about 2.5" x 3" each.
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 6 ounces white chocolate
  • 2 candy canes, crushed (or 1 ounce of crushed peppermint candies)
  1. Line a 9" x 5" x 3" bread loaf pan with parchment or wax paper, leaving enough overhang to pull the bars out of the pan when they are done.
  2. In a double boiler (or a bowl set over a small pan of simmering water), melt the semi-sweet chocolate, ½ teaspoon of the oil and the peppermint extract. Stir it as it melts and take care not to let the water beneath it boil. Once it’s smooth, pour it into the loaf pan. Set the pan in the fridge to set. Mine took about 30 minutes.
  3. Wipe out the bowl used for the semi-sweet chocolate, then add the white chocolate and remaining ½ teaspoon of oil. Melt until smooth, then pour over the semi-sweet chocolate layer. Move quickly to spread it into an even layer.
  4. Sprinkle the candy canes on top. Set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Before serving, bring the candy to room temperature.


  1. says

    Nothing says the holidays are here like peppermint bark. About 67% of the month of December, I can be found munching on some. I like that you stick some peppermint extract in there for extra flavor!

  2. says

    oh bark is my fav chocolate treat to send with hubby to work!! everyone devours it…but scaled down for just me, perfect..and I splurged on really good peppermint extract this year!! thanks for sharing!!


  3. says

    Howdy Christina! Just found your blog and I already want to make the first thing I see. I’ve had a bar of white chocolate sitting in my fridge for a minute & I think I know what to do with it now.

    I’m originally a Cali girl, but I lived in Dallas for 10 years before heading back home. I prefer the weather here, but love to go back to Texas whenever I can to visit family & friends.

  4. says

    I think crushed candy canes are the only logical way to eat white chocolate!!! This is a perfect recipe to make Christmas week, and that is what I plan to do! Thanx!

  5. says

    this is absolutely a favorite of mine. although the presence of semisweet chocolate certainly doesn’t hurt my feelings, i’d be okay if it were all white chocolate, all the time. :)

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