Holidays with the Hartwigs: Peppermint Bark


Natalie Hartwig

After completing each step, enjoy your delicious homemade peppermint bark.

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Put a little cheer in your life this holiday season with some festive peppermint bark! This fun no-bake treat is very easy to make and is the perfect party snack or small gift to give to all of your loved ones!


  • Dark Chocolate chips (One bag)
  • White Chocolate chips (One bag)
  • Candy Canes or peppermint sticks (6)
  • Peppermint extract


  1. Line any cookie sheet or baking dish with wax paper and set aside.
  2. Melt your dark chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave- just make sure to use short intervals in the microwave so it does not burn.Step 2
  3. Evenly stir in a dash of peppermint extract, then pour the chocolate onto your tray in a thin and smooth layer. The thinner the chocolate, the more bark you will get!Step 3
  4. Chill the tray in the freezer while you prepare your other ingredients.
  5. Place your unwrapped candy canes (as many as you desire) in a sturdy bag and crush them with rolling pin until they are your desired size. Set aside.
  6. Prepare your white chocolate with the same process as your dark chocolate. Don’t forget the peppermint extract and be careful not to burn the chocolate!
  7. Take out the pan with the hardened dark chocolate and pour the melted white on top. Smooth in a similar process as before.
  8. Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top before the white chocolate hardens and put the whole pan in the freezer again for about an hour.Step 8
  9. Once the bark is hard, break it into pieces and enjoy!