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Easy 2-Layer Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Christmas Microwave Peppermint Bark. An easy homemade gift idea in just 30 minutes!

The first time I ever tried Peppermint Bark it was from Williams Sonoma and it was amazing!

So I set out to re-create this fabulous treat myself because as amazing as it is, it’s also pretty expensive.

You, like me, probably don’t have a ton of time or money during the holiday season.

Well here is an affordable and easy homemade chocolate bark you make right in the microwave!

2-Layer Microwave Chocolate Peppermint Bark

This Peppermint Bark recipe I’ve been making for YEARS and it is EASY – I mean really easy. 

Plus it is very affordable costing only $7 per batch (if you use good chocolate) or $3.50 a gift bag! One batch I usually split into two bags.

With only 4 ingredients from your local grocery store, it is a simple to follow recipe even for those who don’t regularly cook or bake. 

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Luckily, the working time is only 10 minutes and it is ready in 30 minutes, for that late night OH MY GOSH I need to bring something in tomorrow moment:)

Double or triple ingredients to make multiple batches! The only limit to this is your time and baking pans.

Also, if you don’t like a milk/white chocolate combo you can use any type of baking chip flavors you prefer!

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Fast and Easy 2-Layer Peppermint Bark

Yield: 20 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Minty milk and white chocolate are layered and topped with a crunchy peppermint topping for an easy holiday bark.

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. bag White Chocolate Chips
  • 10 oz. bag Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 bag Peppermint Hard Candy
  • 1 tsp Peppermint Extract

Instructions

  1. Empty both the white and milk chocolate baking chips into two microwave safe mixing bowls. Set the white chips aside.Microwave Peppermint Bark_Milk Chocolate Chips_White Chocolate Chips in bowls
  2. Add 1 tsp of peppermint extract to the milk chocolate baking chips.Microwave Peppermint Bark_Peppermint Extract_1 Tsp
  3. Microwave milk chocolate chips and extract to 90 seconds or until melted, remove and stir until smooth.Microwave Peppermint Bark_Melted Milk Chocolate
  4. Line baking pan with parchment paper and spread melted chocolate in an even layer. REFRIGERATE for 15 minutes.Microwave Peppermint Bark_Melted Milk Chocolate_Spread on Parchment Paper
  5. Put 14 Starlight Mints into plastic bag, seal, and pound candy with rolling-pin into small pieces and dust (fun!)Microwave Peppermint Bark_Smashed Mints
  6. Microwave the white chocolate chips on high for 90 seconds or until melted, remove, and stir until smooth.Microwave Peppermint Bark_Melted White Chocolate Chips
  7. Pull hardened milk chocolate from refrigerator. Spread melted white chocolate in thin layer on top of hardened milk chocolate.Microwave Pepperment Bark_White Chocolate on Milk Chocolate
  8. Next, while the white chocolate layer is still soft, sprinkle minty chunks and dust evenly to coat. PUT BACK in refrigerator for 15 minutes. Microwave Peppermint Bark_Mints Sprinkled on White Chocolate
  9. Break into small or large pieces for sharing!Microwave Peppermint Bark_Broken into Bite Sized Pieces
  10. OPTIONAL: Place in cellophane bags for gift giving.Microwave Peppermint Bark_Bear_Porch Daydreamer

Notes

  • Double or triple ingredients to make larger batches for gifts.
  • Can be placed in a tin or cellophane bag as a gift.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 306Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 32gProtein: 4g

This is an estimate for general guidance.

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Cellophane Gift Bags

Now you get to be creative and think about the little packages of goodies you will present of Peppermint Bark.

Luckily, I found some candy cane striped bags at Home Goods the other day and I think they look so cute with the Peppermint Bark inside of them.

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Below are a few options I found online in HUGE variety packs.

Also look for them at the Dollar Stores, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, etc!

Blue Bags: Click HERE

Assorted Gift Bags
Assorted Gift Bags

See how easy that was? Take the time to make something for someone you appreciate or make some to share in your own home!

My son is eating one of those bags as I type 🙂 The other is off to my ex-husband’s family.

May peace be with you this holiday season!

It can be a hard time of year for many people, so please check in on those who may be lonely and share your Peppermint Bark 🙂 

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Until next time…

Porch Daydreamer

Tracey

 

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4 Comments

  1. Thank you Tracey for this wonderful recipe! It came out perfect. Just one problem – we can’t stop snacking on it and now I have to make another batch to have enough to put out on Christmas day!

  2. I made these today using Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips as the base and Wilton red candy melts for the top. Sprinkled mini M&Ms on top. Yet when the time came to break this apart, the layers, for the most part, came apart! When I make bark, I melt almond bark and add candy/whatever to the mixture and place in jelly roll pan with parchment paper as the base. Never had a problem. Since I don’t make bark using chocolate chips, I was intrigued and made this. The layers were solid before moving to the next step – so what went wrong?

    1. Hey, Julie. Not sure what went wrong because you used different layers than I did. Mine was two layers of chocolate chips and I’ve never used candy melts. No issues in 10 years making it exactly as recorded in this post. Sorry!

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