Salted Peppermint Bark

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  • 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.

    salted peppermint bark

    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!

    salted peppermint bark gift wrapped

    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.

    peppermint bark

    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!

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    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.

    close up of peppermint 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.

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    How to Make Salted Peppermint Bark

    double broiler chocolate

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

    step by step photos to make peppermint bark

    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.

    how to make salted peppermint bar

    Cut into pieces using a sharp knife and enjoy or gift wrap with cellophane bags and a ribbon! Pssst subscribers can also print my free printable “Wishing you a sweet Christmas” gift tags!

    Keep reading for the printable Salted Peppermint Bark recipe with step by step photos!

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    If you make this recipe, I would love for you to share using the star ratings in comments below.

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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.

    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword candy, chocolate, christmas, peppermint
    Prep Time 3 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 13 minutes
    Servings 48
    Author Julie Blanner

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. Line cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper.

    2. In a double boiler (or microwave), melt chocolate stirring continuously.

      double broiler chocolate
    3. Pour melted chocolate onto cookie sheet and spread until smooth. Refrigerate chocolate 20 minutes.

      photo making peppermint bark
    4. In a double boiler (or microwave), melt white chocolate stirring continuously. Add peppermint oil. 

      how to make peppermint bark
    5. Add crushed peppermint and sea salt flakes.

      how to make salted peppermint bar

    Recipe Notes

    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.

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