Salted Peppermint Bark Recipe

LAST UPDATED: Dec 02, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Dec 12, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

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!

Close up of salted peppermint bark pieces

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 peppermint dessert guide! It’s filled with great recipes and detail about this delicious winter flavor.

To Make This Salted Peppermint Bark, You Will Need:

Salted Peppermint Bark is made with just 4 ingredients!

  • Chocolate
  • White chocolate
  • Crushed peppermint: You can also used crushed candy canes
  • Sea salt
  • Peppermint oil: Optional. It’s important to use a food safe peppermint oil so you don’t seize the chocolate since the chocolate isn’t mixed with any other ingredients. You can read more about seized chocolate here.

How to Make Salted Peppermint Bark

chocolate melting on the stovetop

After melting chocolate in the microwave or double boiler, pour onto parchment paper and allow to set in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

White chocolate being poured on top of milk chocolate

Meanwhile, melt white chocolate and add optional peppermint oil. Pour on top of chocolate. Add crushed peppermint and sea salt and allow to set for 30+ minutes.

Crushed peppermint being sprinkled on top of the chocolate

Cut into pieces using a sharp knife and enjoy!

salted peppermint bark gift wrapped with a large bow

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!

Chocolate Bark is a Perfect Holiday Food 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! Pssst subscribers can also print my free printable “Wishing you a sweet Christmas” gift tags!

Pieces of salted peppermint bark on a white plate

Easy to Make Salted Peppermint Chocolate Bark Recipe

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.

How long does homemade chocolate bark last?

If stored properly, this salted peppermint bark will last for several weeks. It doesn’t need to be refrigerated. Just break the bark up and store it in an airtight container and keep it in a cool, dark place like a cupboard or pantry. This is why it’s so great to make as gifts, you can make it ahead of time and store it until you are ready to pass it on.

salted peppermint bark stacked on a white plate

Top Tips to Make Salted Peppermint Chocolate Bark

  • 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.

salted peppermint bark on a plate ready to eat

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close up of peppermint bark

Salted Peppermint Bark

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.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 48
Calories: 105kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper.
  • In a double boiler (or microwave), melt chocolate stirring continuously.
    double broiler chocolate
  • Pour melted chocolate onto cookie sheet and spread until smooth. Refrigerate chocolate 20 minutes.
    photo making peppermint bark
  • In a double boiler (or microwave), melt white chocolate stirring continuously. Add peppermint oil. 
    how to make peppermint bark
  • Add crushed peppermint and sea salt flakes.
    how to make salted peppermint bar

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: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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