Peppermint Swirl Bark Recipe

Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark has layers of swirled chocolate topped with crunchy peppermint candies! Give as Christmas gifts wrapped in cellophane bags tied with ribbon.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Servings 16
Calories 161kcal
Author The Gunny Sack



  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave following the instructions on the package. Spread it out in a large rectangle shape on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Allow the chocolate to harden at room temperature.
  • Melt the white chocolate according to the instructions on the package. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint oil it desired. Spread over the cooled chocolate.
  • Melt the red candy melts in the microwave following the instructions on the package. Drizzle the melted red candy melts over the white chocolate before it hardens. To make this step easier you can put the melted red candy melts in a pastry bag, cut off the tip and pipe it onto the white chocolate.
  • Drag the tip of a wooden skewer through the red candy melts and white chocolate layers in opposite directions to make the swirls.
  • Sprinkle with chopped candy canes and gently press them into the still soft bark.
  • Allow the peppermint swirl bark to harden at room temperature and then cut or break it into pieces.



Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.3mg