Swirled Peppermint Bark

This easy white chocolate and milk chocolate swirled peppermint bark is AMAZING! I make it every Christmas! What is it about bark and toffee that is so addicting?

I’ll have a little piece here, and another there.. and before long I’ve eaten the whole pan. Ever found yourself in that situation? ;)

This easy white chocolate and milk chocolate swirled peppermint bark is AMAZING! I make it every Christmas! I’m not sure if this is a good or bad thing, but this bark is super easy to make. So when you run out you can make up some more fast.. you know, to share with neighbors and coworkers this time :)

I do have one tip for you about this bark. After you crush the candy canes, don’t leave them out in the open in a bowl where your cat could knock them all over the kitchen. It could become a sticky mess. Not that this ever happened to me :)

This easy white chocolate and milk chocolate swirled peppermint bark is AMAZING! I make it every Christmas! This easy white chocolate and milk chocolate swirled peppermint bark is AMAZING! I make it every Christmas! There are a few ways you can crush the candy canes for the bark.
If you want smaller pieces, that aren’t super crunchy, I would suggest using a blender.
If you’re okay with larger candy cane pieces, you could break them up by using my favorite method – the rolling pin!

Just place the candy canes into a heavy duty plastic bag, zip it closed, and whack them with the rolling pin. Magic.

This easy white chocolate and milk chocolate swirled peppermint bark is AMAZING! I make it every Christmas! Melting chocolate chips is pretty easy. I add a little bit of vegetable oil to the chocolate chips, and melt them on low in a small pot on the stove. But white chocolate chips are a different story. They require a double boiler and a tad more patience. You could definitely use baking white chocolate in place of white chocolate chips, the baking chocolate is easy to melt directly on the stove.

As for swirling the chocolate together.. there isn’t a specific technique I recommend. You can put all of one chocolate on the pan first and swirl in the other one. Or you could put a mix of both chocolates on the pan and then go back and swirl in the rest. Either way it will be delicious!

This easy white chocolate and milk chocolate swirled peppermint bark is AMAZING! I make it every Christmas!

Swirled Peppermint Bark

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 & 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable or coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 & 1/2 cups white chocolate chips (or high quality white chocolate bar chopped or baking white chocolate)
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 5 peppermint candy canes, crushed

Directions:

  1. Cover a 10 x 15 inch baking sheet that has edges with tin foil.
  2. You can melt the milk chocolate and white chocolate at the same time if you’d like.
  3. For the semi-sweet chocolate: combine the chocolate chips and vegetable oil in a pot over low heat on the stove. Occasionally stir with a spatula until the chocolate is smooth and melted.
  4. For the white chocolate: set up a double boiler and heat the water to boiling. Place the white chocolate chips in a heat safe bowl, then place it over the boiling water. Be sure that the bowl with the chocolate in it doesn’t actually touch the boiling water. Stir with a spatula until the chocolate is smooth and melted. Add 1/4 tsp peppermint extract to each chocolate, stir to mix.
  5. Add the melted chocolate to the pan. You can put all of one chocolate on the pan first and swirl in the other one. Or you could put a mix of both chocolates on the pan and then go back and swirl in the rest. Swirl the chocolates using a butter knife or small metal spatula.
  6. Add the crushed candy canes pieces to the chocolate.
  7. Refrigerate the bark for 45-60 minutes or until the chocolate no longer feels soft when you press your finger on it.
  8. Break the bark into smaller pieces.
  9. Store in a container or plastic bag. I like to keep mine in the fridge!

This easy white chocolate and milk chocolate swirled peppermint bark is AMAZING! I make it every Christmas!
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23 comments

  1. I mean come on…….. I can’t even stop starring at it! This is such a good photo!!! Tis the season for peppermint and you absolutely nailed this! I am all over making this and just indulging in it quickly after!

  2. Bark is soooo addicting! Im almost positive my husband and I could eat all of this in one day. I love all the swirls!

  3. This looks wonderful! I think this would be great for teachers gifts.

  4. This looks super tasty and I love your presentation!

  5. I love making bark for Christmas! Especially the peppermint kind! 

  6. Saltine toffee is my downfall- I can eat pans of that stuff! Love this bark, too :) This may be my next obsession!

  7. Peppermint bark is my favorite! I make a version from Shutterbean that has Rice Krispies (!!!!) in it, but this looks sooooo pretty and delicious!

  8. I love this bark – it is so festive! At that mug sweater (or cozy?) is so cute!

  9. These look so great and easy to make! I can’t wait to try it, peppermint bark is my favorite over the holidays!

  10. I LOVE peppermint bark, and this swirled one is just so pretty! :)

  11. I kind of chuckled over the part about the cat – something that my two cats might do!  This bark looks absolutely amazing – there’s nothing better than chocolate with peppermint.

    • I would go as far to say that chocolate and peppermint are better than chocolate and peanut butter!

  12. Choc and Peppermint ARE better than choc and peanut butter!  And I am cracking up over the mug with the little sweater. 

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