broken up holiday chocolate peppermint bark pieces

This Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Bark is easy to make and great for Christmas! You can even make it with dark or white chocolate!

What is chocolate bark used for?

My favorite thing to use chocolate bark for (other than stuffing my face), is for holiday gifts. I love packing up some of this holiday chocolate peppermint bark in cute cellophane wrap and festive ribbon.

How do you keep chocolate bark from melting?

The best way to keep your chocolate bark from melting is to store it in the fridge.

How do you keep the peppermint bark from separating?

A little separation with your peppermint pieces and chocolate is normal. The best way to help the separation is to stick the bark with peppermint pieces sprinkled on top into the freezer right away to cool.

How long does chocolate bark last for?

Your chocolate bark with last for 2 weeks in a air tight container, but I don’t think there will be any left to last that long haha

Can I make substitutions?

There are so many substitutions that you can make with this recipe. You can sub the chocolate to whatever kind you like, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or even white chocolate! I like to use Enjoy Life’s Dairy Free Mini Chocolate Chips in this recipe to keep it dairy free.

How do you make chocolate peppermint bark?

Chocolate peppermint bark is super easy to make. First you’ll want to melt your chocolate chips.

a bowl filled with mini chocolate chips

Then you will add some coconut oil and peppermint extract to the melted chocolate

a bowl with melted chocolate

To the melted chocolate you’ll also add crushed candy canes

a bowl with melted chocolate and crushed candy canes

Then you will spread the chocolate onto either parchment paper or foil and sprinkle with your remaining peppermint pieces

parchment paper filled with melted chocolate covered with crushed candy canes

Then you’ll freeze the chocolate for 30 minutes and then break into 2 inch pieces

Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Bark stacked on top of each other
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Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Kaleena Martinez
An easy and simple holiday candy full of chocolate and peppermint flavor
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 candy canes
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract


  • Place the candy canes in a ziplock bag, using a rolling pin, crush the candy canes
  • Using the double boiler method (or in a microwave) slowly melt the chocolate chips
  • Once the chocolate chips are melted, stir in the coconut oil, about half of the crushed candy canes, and the peppermint extract
  • Line a 9x13 cookie sheet with parchment paper and pour the melted chocolate onto the parchment paper and smooth out into one even layer
  • Top the chocolate with the remaining crushed candy canes
  • Cool in the freezer or refrigerator for at least 30 minutes
  • Once chilled, using your hands break the chocolate into 2-3 inch pieces
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