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Elizabeth LaBau

Peppermint Barks to Bite

By December 10, 2013

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This recipe for Peppermint Bark is my most popular Christmas Candy recipe on the site! I think it's because it's easy to make, uses ingredients everyone has, and tastes amazing. Chocolate, white chocolate, and crunchy, minty candy cane pieces--what's not to love? Here are a few ideas of what you can do with Peppermint Bark:
  • Eat it plain. (Of course.)
  • Stir a piece into a mug of hot cocoa to add mint flavor and extra chocolate richness
  • Chop some up and scatter them on top of brownies just out of the oven
  • Use it as an ice cream topping
  • Substitute chopped peppermint bark for chocolate chips in chocolate chip cookies
Got your own great idea of what to do with peppermint bark? Ready to dive in? Find the recipe here, and don't miss the video showing how to make peppermint bark.

Since folks seem to love regular peppermint bark so much, I thought I would try my hand at a variation, and came up with Crunchy Peppermint Bark. As the name might imply, it's peppermint bark...with a crunchy twist. Crispy rice cereal is stirred into the bottom chocolate layer to produce a bark that is both lighter than the original, yet somehow more chunky and substantial as well. If you're a fan of crunchy candy bars, you have to try this recipe!

Today's last candy isn't a peppermint bark (like, at all) but it does feature the same chocolate and peppermint flavors. Peppermint Chocolate Spoons are chocolate-covered spoons sprinkled with crushed candy canes. They're delicious when used to stir coffee or hot cocoa, and make a great holiday gift. I like using dark chocolate, but you can substitute milk or white chocolate, or use a variety of different chocolates for a beautiful assortment.

Get the recipes:
Peppermint Bark
Crunchy Peppermint Bark
Peppermint Chocolate Spoons


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