my first time with peppermint bark

Put your hand up if you’ve seen peppermint bark on pinterest or in a magazine. Now keep your hand up if you’ve actually made it. Thought so. Are you like me? Always pinning and thinking of trying something new and then you just make old faithful. At Christmas I make rocky road until I can’t look at rocky road again on Christmas day.

It’s time to spice things up a bit and try something new……and this was super easy, maybe an extra step or two compared to rocky road but lots of fun and has the wow factor. Look out family and friends you’re getting peppermint bark this Christmas…..and I’m going to enjoy making it in my new kitchen.

I picked up these red tumblers for $3 at the supermarket and they will look gorgeous with some cellophane and christmas ribbon as a little gift.

In the meantime though I’ve popped it in a Christmas tupperware container (tupperware tragic, right here) and will try not to eat it all before retro daddy gets home.

So give this one a go this year……………….

5.0 from 3 reviews
my first time with peppermint bark
Recipe type: Christmas
What you'll need
  • 1 bag white chocolate melts
  • 1 bag milk or dark chocolate melts
  • tsp vegetable oil
  • about 8-10 candy canes
  1. Peel the plastic off the candy canes, place in a plastic big and work out some frustration with a chopping board and a rolling pin. You can chop them up finer than I have them but basically just break them up. Set aside.
  2. Melt the milk or dark chocolate melts for your lower layer. I do mine for 2 minutes and 30 seconds in the microwave on medium or medium high. Keep an eye on it and stir it once or two in between cooking.
  3. Add in a dash of oil and stir well.
  4. Pour into a lamington tin - either a tin lined with baking paper or a silicone form (no paper needed).
  5. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes until set.
  6. Now rinse out your bowl or use a new one and melt the white chocolate melts the same way. Add in the dash of oil.
  7. Now take the finest pieces of your crushed candy canes and stir into the white chocolate.
  8. Pour over your darker chocolate layer and top with the bigger candy cane pieces. Spread them out so you've got a nice even distribution.
  9. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or so then remove from the mould/tin carefully.
  10. Break up or cut up - I found breaking it up was much easier and either wrap up to gift or keep it in airtight container. It was freezing cold and raining today so I've left it out on the kitchen island but if it was a warm day I'd keep it in the fridge.
  11. Enjoy...........................



  1. I have made this (only one type of chocolate) so you outdid me Corrie. But awesome for those Christmas school or church sales. Done up nicely like you did they fetch a good price and you look like you worked sooooo hard. Plus, they can be made in advance which is another advantage.

  2. I made this a couple of years ago when my son was about three. I gave him the wooden rolling pin and got him to smash the candy canes in a bag! He loved it! We’re not huge white chocolate fans here, so just did the milk and it was delicious. Dark would be amazing!

  3. I’m exactly the same as you Corrie! I have always pinned bark recipes but never actually got round to making it! You have inspired me and I am definitely going to give it a go this year! :-)

  4. We love to make Peppermint bark here at christmas time. So easy and effective

  5. Fashionista says:

    Tupperware tragic! That’s funny! In my world there is absolutely nothing wrong with having a tupperware container for every occasion. And then some. Because it comes in so many pretty colours ……….

  6. Looks yummy and sooooo easy!!!!! Will definitely give it a go! What a great Xmas present!

  7. Would definitely like to try this! I tried your Rocky Road last year and it was absolute hit!

    But the pain here is given Singapore’s hot and humid weather, there’s is no way I can keep these outside, and hence can’t give out as gifts. 20 minutes out in the room and things started melting like mad, can’t think of how to wrap it nicely, bring it to the recipient’s house and won’t get a mess:(.

    • mmmm do you have eskys over there to keep things cold! I’m thinking tupperware container, in an esky and it would have to be kept in fridge until eaten!!!! must be so hot over there this time of year:) give it a go though

      oh and I’ve got pioneer woman’s latest book and I think it’s the best ever


  8. This looks so good! I might make some for the staffroom next week.

  9. Strikes me that this would be a good one to do after Christmas with all the leftover Candy canes – drives me nuts when they are still hanging around in wierd places in February!

    • YES! we don’t give out candy canes as we make something and wrap it up! they drive me nuts and it starts early with the twins bringing them home from preschool

  10. It looks really nice and I like that Tupperware container! I might have to try it for teacher’s gifts this year. I’ve never hand-made a food gift before. Will be fun getting the kids involved and looking for a nice container to present them in. I think the $2 store is going to be visited very soon for their little jars! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Wow! Looks delicious. Is that container Tupperware? Haven’t seen it before.

  12. Hahaha I am also a Tupperware Tragic…. I did sell it so ended up with heaps. Im going to give this a go in my new Kitchen :)

  13. So guess what friends and teachers will be receiving from us this year??!?? Thanks for sharing!! xx

  14. Wow. These look too good to eat! I must try this recipe over the weekend!! xx

  15. It is always so yummy and I make it for teacher’s gifts at the holiday! They always love homemade goodies!

  16. Lordy, aren’t you kicking yourself that you didn’t do this earlier!! Peppermint bark has been a fave for years over here – we do rainbow bark as well for rainbow parties – ok for all parties! Here is a tip – use family blocks of white choc, I get the white swiss from ADLI. You want good eating choc and compound is ok for cooking but so so for this! BEST giftie ever!

  17. We also make chocolate bark to take to school to share for birthdays. Relatively mess free and always popular! I’ll try the peppermint one for Christmas, thanks for the recipe.

  18. Tragic I know but I’d never heard of peppermint bark before reading your post!! Looks sooo good and easy too! A great gift for teachers and of course some for me!!

  19. Corrie, do you think coconut oil would sub ok for the vegetable oil? I’m not much of a baker so not sure….


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