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.
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 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.
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. Either way, you’ll love this easy Peppermint Bark recipe!
You don’t even need a candy thermometer!
Salted Peppermint Bark is made with just 4 ingredients – chocolate, white chocolate, crushed peppermint, sea salt and optional peppermint oil. 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
After melting chocolate in the microwave or double boiler, pour onto parchment paper and allow to set in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
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.
Keep reading for the printable Salted Peppermint Bark recipe with step by step photos!
More Easy Christmas Candy Recipes
- Peanut Butter Fudge
- Chocolate Peanut Clusters
- Easy Toffee Recipe made with Saltines
- White Chocolate Fudge
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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.
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 oil.
Add crushed peppermint and sea salt flakes.
Important: Use edible peppermint oil, not alcohol based peppermint extract.
If you prefer, you can microwave chocolate in 30 second increments, then reduce to 15 second increments stirring between each until smooth.