Salted Peppermint Bark

LAST UPDATED: Dec 16, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Dec 12, 2018 | By:

Salted Peppermint Chocolate Bark is an elevated version of peppermint bark, a traditional Christmas candy. It’s a blend of sweet and salty with a cool refreshing flavor topped with peppermint and sea salt flakes for added crunch.

This is the perfect holiday treat, and so easy to make!

Close up of salted peppermint bark pieces

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This recipe was originally published December 12, 2018 and updated with new information December 16, 2020.

One of my biggest weaknesses is a sweet and salty combination and this Salted Peppermint Bark is no exception! Fortunately, ’tis the season for indulging – and gifting!

I love sharing cute and easy ideas for your holiday celebrations – my cranberry and orange sweet bread is a classic reader fave, and these reindeer brownies are another oh-so-simple treat option you’ll love! Don’t skip my round-up of fifty of the BEST Christmas cookie recipes, too! 

If you love peppermint as much as I do, you’ll have to check out my ultimate peppermint dessert guide. It’s filled with great recipes and detail about this delicious winter flavor.

Salted Peppermint Bark is made with just four ingredients! It’s so easy and delicious it might become a permanent part of your holiday treat line-up.

salted peppermint bark stacked on a white plate

Why You’ll Love this Peppermint Bark

I love how easy and quick it is to make bark and it makes a huge batch as well that will easily see you through the holidays! It doesn’t have an overly strong flavor to it and it’s a hit with kids and adults alike.

  • So easy to make
  • Colorful on a cookie or candy platter
  • Perfect for gifting
  • Pantry ingredients

Salted Christmas Bark Ingredients

  • Chocolate – Chocolate chips, melting wafers, or candy melts work best, but you can also use almond bark.
  • White Chocolate – White chocolate chips, melting wafers, almond bark or candy melts.
  • Crushed Peppermint – You can also used crushed candy canes.
  • Sea Salt
  • Peppermint Extract – Optional. 

How to Make Salted Peppermint Bark

  1. After melting chocolate in the microwave or double boiler, pour onto parchment paper and allow to set in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. A double broiler set up full of melted chocolate for peppermint chocolate bark. White chocolate Peppermint bark being poured onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  2. Meanwhile, melt white chocolate and add optional peppermint extract. Pour on top of chocolate. Add crushed peppermint and sea salt and allow to set for 30+ minutes. Crushed peppermint going onto fresh peppermint bark in a sheet pan.
  3. Cut into pieces using a sharp knife and enjoy!

How to Melt Chocolate

Unlike my mom’s amazing peanut brittle, you don’t need any special equipment to make Salted Peppermint Bark.

  • You can melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments and as it melts reduce to 15 second increments stirring in between.
  • Or make a double boiler like I often do, filling a large pot with a 1 1/2 inches of water over medium low heat and placing a smaller pot on top to melt the chocolate.

You don’t even need a candy thermometer! Either way, you’ll love this easy Peppermint Bark recipe!

Serving Suggestions

  • Break into imperfect sections and it looks beautiful!
  • A lovely addition to candy and cookie platters.
  • Perfect for gifting in cellophane bags or mixed in with other treats.
  • So easy to make ahead for the holidays because it keeps so well.
salted peppermint bark gift wrapped with a large bow

Chocolate Bark Gift

I always like to have a share plan when I’m baking and making candies. Peppermint Bark makes a beautiful gift and is simple to make.

I like to gift wrap it with cellophane bags and a ribbon! Even better, you can use my FREE printable gift tags for a customized touch.

Pieces of salted peppermint bark on a white plate

Tips

  • You can use sea salt in a salt grinder set to the largest setting to achieve small flakes or use sea salt flakes. Sea salt flakes are more noticeable but both give the same flavor.
  • Use a food safe peppermint extract.
  • Use your favorite chocolate brand for this recipe.
  • Store in a cool place in an airtight container for several weeks.

How to Store Chocolate Bark

  • Room Temperature – If stored properly, this salted peppermint bark will last for several weeks in an airtight container at room temperature. Choose a cool, dark place for storage.
  • Refrigerator – If your home is generally too warm, you can also store this Christmas bark in the refrigerator. You risk the colors running together with moisture, though, so be aware.
  • Freezer – You can freeze your peppermint bark for up to three months. Wrap it in an airtight container. Again, you’ll risk condensation so be careful when thawing!
salted peppermint Christmas bark on a plate ready to eat

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Salted Peppermint Bark

Author: Julie Blanner
Salted Peppermint Bark is an elevated version of peppermint bark, a traditional Christmas candy. It’s a blend of sweet and salty with a cool refreshing flavor topped with peppermint and sea salt flakes for added crunch.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48
Calories 105 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Line cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper.
  • In a double boiler (or microwave), melt chocolate stirring continuously.
  • Pour melted chocolate onto cookie sheet and spread until smooth. Refrigerate chocolate 20 minutes.
  • In a double boiler (or microwave), melt white chocolate stirring continuously. Add peppermint extract. 
  • Add crushed peppermint and sea salt flakes.

Notes

  • You can use sea salt in a salt grinder set to the largest setting to achieve small flakes or use sea salt flakes. Sea salt flakes are more noticeable but both give the same flavor.
  • Use a food safe peppermint oil so you don’t seize the chocolate.
  • Use your favorite chocolate brand for this recipe.
  • Store in a cool place in an airtight container for several weeks.

Nutrition

Calories:105kcalCarbohydrates:12gProtein:1gFat:6gSaturated Fat:4gCholesterol:2mgSodium:91mgPotassium:34mgFiber:1gSugar:12gVitamin A:4IUVitamin C:1mgCalcium:26mgIron:1mg
5 from 7 votes
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