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Homemade Peppermint Bark Recipe

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I love easy treats, especially ones like this Homemade Peppermint Bark recipe. It’s just the perfect thing to bring to a last minute dinner party.

This Candy Cane Bark doesn’t take that long to make and is definitely something I can throw together between when Pete gets home from work and when we walk out the door for dinner.

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This Homemade Peppermint Bark isn’t the only candy bark recipe we have on Drugstore Divas.

For more, check out our list of 10+ Unique Candy Bark Recipes.

Homemade Peppermint Bark

Three chocolate bars and three candy canes lined up in a row.

Homemade Peppermint Bark Ingredients:

How To Make Homemade Peppermint Bark:

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Break the candy canes into tiny pieces.

The easiest way to do this is to put the candy canes in a ziptop plastic bag, then bang them with a rolling pin until the pieces are pretty small.

Alternatively, you can purchase crushed peppermint candy online and avoid this step.

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Break the chocolate bars into pieces and microwave them for 30 seconds and stir.

Continue microwaving at 30 second intervals, then stirring, until the chocolate is completely melted.

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Pour the chocolate onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.

Use an icing knife to spread the chocolate across the parchment paper, creating a wafer thin layer. 

Sprinkle the candy cane pieces into the chocolate while it’s still warm. Sprinkle the crumbs too because that makes it beautiful and giftable.

Gently use the back of a spoon to push the candy cane pieces down into the melted chocolate, just enough to make sure they stick.

Put the bark into the fridge to let it cool completely. 

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When it’s cool, use a knife to cut it into bite-sized pieces.

It’s easier to cut it into diagonal strips going one way, then turn the cutting board and cut in diagonal strips going in the opposite direction.

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Put the peppermint bark pieces into a rectangle of parchment paper.

I suggest using a plastic cookie turner to do this. These are really thin and touching them with warm hands could start to melt them.

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Wrap them up, and put them in a 3D Christmas Treat boxes. That makes them the perfect neighbors gifts.

Have you made this Homemade Peppermint Bark recipe? Let us know in the comments.