Tuesday Eats: Chocolate Peppermint Bark


The Williams Sonoma peppermint bark is always a holiday favorite. Instead of heading to the store to purchase a tin, I decided to whip up a homemade batch. They make the perfect little gifts. Fill a mason jar or cute little tin, add a bow and you have a delicious and easy treat. Depending on how thick you want the bark to be, you can always make just two layers. Start with the milk chocolate and then top with the white chocolate so your crushed peppermint stands out.

Chocolate Peppermint Bark

12 -16 0z white chocolate
6 oz milk chocolate
crushed candy cane pieces

Layer a 9×9 baking pan with aluminum foil and set aside. In a microwave safe bowl heat the white chocolate for 30 seconds. Stir, and continuing heating in 30 second intervals until smooth. Pour the melted white chocolate (12 oz) into the prepared pan. Place in the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens (around 15-20 mins). Repeat the same melting process with the milk chocolate until smooth. Pour over the white chocolate and tilt the pan to make sure the milk chocolate covers. Place back in the fridge for another 15-20 minutes or until hardened. ┬áRepeat again with another layer of white chocolate (I used around 5 oz for the top portion) and sprinkle with crushed candy cane pieces. Back to the fridge the pan goes for the last 30 minutes.
Pull the aluminum foil up to remove the bark. Break into piece and enjoy!




  1. December 10, 2013 / 5:40 am

    This sounds so so good! I’m bookmarking this for later!


  2. December 10, 2013 / 7:27 am

    I love how easy this is! It looks so yummy!!

  3. jillian
    December 10, 2013 / 8:34 am

    yummmmm and great minds think alike! i am posting a peppermint recipe roundup today! i cant get enough of the stuff ­čÖé xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  4. December 10, 2013 / 8:50 am

    you just gave the mini and me a project for today – making this!!

  5. December 10, 2013 / 9:02 am

    Yes, I think i’ll need to make these. And of course you make them look extra delicious and fancy on my favorite ikat plate!

  6. December 10, 2013 / 9:25 am

    Yum! I have yet to make/eat any of this this year, but that needs to change

  7. December 10, 2013 / 10:13 am

    Peppermint Bark is my absolute fav especially the Williams Sonoma tin which I swear goes up in price every year? Thanks for the homemade recipe! Definitely saving this one for the holiday parties!
    Meet @ the Barre

  8. December 10, 2013 / 11:08 am

    Yum! I’m not usually a white chocolate fan, but I like it when it’s peppermint flavored!

  9. December 10, 2013 / 12:37 pm

    Oooh!! I already have most of my gifts this year, but this’ll surely make good gifts next year!

  10. December 10, 2013 / 2:06 pm

    I am so making this for my coworkers!

  11. December 10, 2013 / 9:18 pm

    oh good lord woman. i need this.

  12. December 13, 2013 / 4:48 pm

    Love this Ashley! Easy and beautiful! Perfect for gifts. Yum!

  13. December 13, 2013 / 9:23 pm

    I love peppermint bark but have never tried to make my own.