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peppermint bark, broken into pieces on white countertop

Peppermint Bark recipe

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A classic holiday treat gets an update with a salty layer of thin pretzels! Chocolate Peppermint Bark is great for gift giving and snacking.

  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 1 1/2 pounds 1x


  • 2-4 oz. white chocolate baking bars
  • 2-4 oz. dark chocolate baking bars
  • Pretzel Crisps (OPTIONAL): about a handful, enough to cover a layer of chocolate
  • 2-3 candy canes, crushed into small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract


  1. Place a layer of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  2. Melt dark chocolate in double boiler (or in metal bowl over sauce pan of boiling water).
  3. Pour melted chocolate to form a 1/8" layer on the parchment paper.
  4. Add a layer of pretzels on top of the layer of dark chocolate.
  5. Place in cool place (or refrigerator) until chocolate sets.
  6. Melt white chocolate in double boiler (or in metal bowl over sauce pan of boiling water).
  7. Add peppermint extract to white chocolate.
  8. Pour melted white chocolate in an even 1/8" layer over pretzels (you may have to use an offset spatula to help spread the white chocolate).
  9. Sprinkle chopped peppermint candy on top of white chocolate layer.
  10. Break into rough 3" by 3" squares.
  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Dessert


  • Serving Size: 3 oz
  • Calories: 205
  • Sugar: 17.8 g
  • Sodium: 26.3 mg
  • Fat: 11.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.2 g
  • Protein: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.3 mg

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