Peppermint Bark

chocolateI don’t even listen to the radio that much.  And yet, I know all the words to basically all five of the songs they play over and over.  Check me out.

“Under my umber-ella-ella-ella-ay-ay-ay”
“We-eee are never, ever, ever, getting back together.”
“I got the moves like Jagger, I got the moves like Jagger…


That was me, singing loudly while driving, for the express purpose of embarrassing all the carpool kids.  It’s so much fun, messing with teenagers.

Listening to teens have conversations, on the other hand, not nearly as fun.

For instance, one day, they were complaining about the horrors of having your sibling in the very same class as you.  Which conversation led to this song:  “We-eee are never, ever, ever, having class together!”

Another day, they were comparing notes about cell phone games.  They began by insulting my beloved Temple Run {and I guess you know how I feel about Temple Run} and then playing some other game called One Epic Knight.  Apparently the game makes snarky comments, and sings songs.

“I got the moves like ninja, I got the moves like ninja…”

I must have heard it twenty times on the drive home that day.

It’s lucky they are sometimes so fun.  For instance, this peppermint bark was the Hippie Chick’s idea.  And it was a fantastic one.  We chose to make it all pink and swirly, which meant we not only got to work together, we had to work together.  I mean, one really prepared and efficient person can certainly do it, but it’s definitely easier with two.

And more fun.

Hippie Chick and I had fun eating it together, too.

Peppermint Bark
Chocolate and white chocolate, sprinkled with peppermint candy pieces.
Recipe type: candy
Serves: 12
  • 6 oz. chocolate
  • 6 oz. white chocolate
  • 2 T. vegetable oil
  • 1 drop food coloring (optional)
  • ¼ cup peppermint candy pieces or peppermint baking chips
  1. Place chocolate and 1 T. oil in a glass bowl. Place bowl over a small pot of boiling water to create a double boiler.
  2. Do the same with white chocolate, putting it and 1 T. oil in a separate bowl over a separate pot of boiling water.
  3. Stir and heat each bowl of chocolate until completely melted. Add 1 drop pink food coloring to white chocolate and stir until color is even.
  4. Pour chocolate into a small baking dish or cookie sheet. Spoon white chocolate in blobs over the top of the chocolate. Use a knife to gently swirl chocolates together. Sprinkle with peppermint pieces.
  5. Chill for 20-30 minutes before cutting into pieces. Store in refrigerator.

If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:

Peppermint Fudge from Jen’s Favorite Cookies

Halloween Candy Bark from Annie’s Eats

Cake Batter & Sprinkle Bark from Sweetapolita

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9 thoughts on “Peppermint Bark

  1. Laryssa Waldron

    Oh yeah! We are definitely trying this, I have such a soft spot for peppermint bark and this recipe looks easy and fantastic!!! I also love the idea of having the kiddos help – so great.

  2. Carla

    Bark!! I love bark because it’s soooo easy! Two questions – does the oil in the white chocolate help it melt a little better (because mine always seizes in a double boiler) and have you tried melting the peppermint candies into the white chocolate instead of food coloring? Just wondering if they’d melt well or just make a huge mess. I tend to make huge messes 😀

    1. Jen Post author

      I’ve never tried melting the candies into the white chocolate, but it sounds like an experiment that’s worth a try! The oil really helped to loosen it up and keep it smooth and soft. I’ve done it without the oil too, and never had trouble with it.


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