A chocolate bark recipe that has a creamy, minty filling just like a Peppermint Patty. This candy is quick and easy; it is loved by ALL!
Peppermint Patty’s are one of my all-time favorite candy bars. That cool, creamy, minty filling hooks me every time. I’m always surprised at home strong the mint flavor is, but that is ok because the dark chocolate is a nice balance.
I know this is weird, but I like to take a bite of a Peppermint Patty, then take a sip of cold water…it is the ultimate in refreshing.
Turns out you can make a super simple Peppermint Patty bark that is just as good as the real thing. You only need a handful of ingredients and a microwave!
What Is A Chocolate Bark Recipe?
Chocolate bark is one of the easiest candies you can make. Chocolate is melted and spread onto a flat baking sheet then it can be topped with almost any ingredient you desire!
I’ve made Butterfinger Bark, Caramel Almond Bark using chocolate and I’ve also used white chocolate for this Tropical White Chocolate Bark, and this Toasted Coconut Sugar Cookie Bark.
When it comes to a chocolate bark recipe, you are limited only by your imagination!
How To Make Peppermint Patty Chocolate Bark
For this recipe, I like to use melting wafers, specifically Ghirardelli. I think they are smooth, melt nicely and taste good too.
I use a total of 3 chocolate wafer packages, which I melt in batches in the microwave (or in a bowl set over simmering water). 1 1/2 bags is melted for my bottom layer and the other half will be my top layer.
The center of the peppermint filling is made with white chocolate wafers, mint extract, and marshmallow fluff. You can vary the amount of extract called for in the recipe, I use a tablespoon, you really do need quite a bit to get through all that chocolate flavor.
A note about extract and chocolate, the melting wafers are perfect for recipes that call for extract. If you add any liquid to chocolate chips it will seize up and become useless.
Pour my first chocolate layer on a baking sheet with parchment paper and freeze it for about 10 minutes.
In the meantime, I melt my white wafters, stir in the extract, followed by the fluff. The mixture will be thick and pull away a bit. You do have to work fast.
Spread this layer onto your chocolate as best as you can. Freeze for another 5-10 minutes.
How Long Is Chocolate Bark Good For?
Cut your chocolate bark into wedges or squares and place the pieces in an airtight container. Bark can be left on the counter for up to 1 week.
Chocolate bark and also be frozen for up to 2 months if stored in an airtight container.
Tips On Peppermint Patty Bark
Chopped chocolate or high-quality chocolate can also be used for part of the chocolate in this recipe. However, you may have some color variances once the chocolate sets.
The filling can be colored using liquid gel food coloring if you want a festive color,
This chocolate bark is great for all of us who love chocolate and mint together. It is a great treat to share with friends and family or to keep all for yourself!
More Chocolate And Mint
Chocolate and Mint Chocolate Cheesecakes
Peppermint Patty Chocolate Bark
Chocolate bark is such an easy homemade candy to make! This Peppermint Patty version will become a favoarite!
- 3 10 oz packages Ghirardelli wafers
- 1 10 oz package white wafers
- 1 7 oz container marshmallow fluff
- 1 tablespoon mint extract
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside,
- In a microwave safe bowl, microwave 1 1/2 packages of the chocolate wafers until smooth. Pour the chocolate onto the prepared sheet. Place the chocolate in the freeze for 10 minutes.
- In another microwave safe bowl, melt the white chocolate until smooth. Stir in the marshmallow fluff and the peppermint extract. Spread the white chocolate layer over the chocolate layer and place back in the freezer for 10 minutes. Microwave the remaining chocolate and cover the white chocolate layer.
- Cut bark into pieces. Store bark in an air-tight container.
Amount Per Serving Calories 282Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 3mgSodium 68mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 3gSugar 26gProtein 2g
Simplee Sue says
I love anything chocolate mint and these are the ultimate. Great for holiday gifts too.
We may have met by chance…but we become friends by choice.
Me too, the perfect combo!
This is such a fun Christmas treat! I love how easy it is. . .it’s nice to have a few easy recipes on hand during the busy Christmas season!
Thanks Jessica, this was so easy and so good!
Shiloh Barkley says
I decided to get a fake tree because my sweetie drags his feet when it comes to getting things like this! I decided I prefer my tree up after tday andim not waiting anymore!
I’m all for getting the tree up ASAP! If you are going to go through all the work, you want to enjoy it!
Aimee @ ShugarySweets says
This looks so pretty Tanya!!!!
I love the idea of making bark rather than dipping each individual patty, sounds yummy!
Thanks Jenn! I’m all for saving time!
I love most anything peppermint! These look really good. I am going to pin the recipe for later.
P.S. I am now following your facebook and pinterest.
Cynthia at https://Feedingbig.com
Thanks Cynthia! I’m your newest FB fan!
The Domestic Rebel says
Eek, I love the little meaning behind your “bark”, Tanya! So sentimental and uh, who can resist this peppermint patty bark? I wouldn’t and I doubt your tree-hunting-hating husband couldn’t either! And can ya believe we’ve never had a fresh tree? I’m sure if I ever got one it’d look like the Charlie Brown version haha.
Ha, my son asked if we could cut down a Charlie Brown tree this year, and I was sort of tempted!
I love this and can’t wait to make some! Love the story of your annual tree hunt, aren’t traditions just so fun!
What would we do without traditions? Thanks Rita!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
Well, when you put it that way…now I know why my husband proclaims that Home Depot has the best trees….. 😉 LOVE THIS BARK! Omg it’s so good!
My husband was just about to just stop at Lowes for a tree! Eventually, I can see us there instead of at a tree farm! Bark WAS good!
I do believe you are a woman after my taste buds! This looks fabulous. I loved reading your post too. My hubby would be the very same way. We have used a fake tree for years and now his part of decorating is to pull the fiber optic tree out of the box and spread the branches. Works for us in our older ages. I do much other decorating throughout the house, so really don’t have time to fully decorate a tree. But I think it’s a fabulous family project! Enjoy!!! As I surely will this bark. Thanks for linking up at Weekend Potluck.
Yeah, once the tree is up, I tend to take over the decorating. I think he’s ok with that!
My daughter LOVES peppermint bark. I will certainly be trying this recipe! Pinning now!
Thanks Jillian, let me know if you do!
I loved your story of cutting down a tree every year. We did that a few times growing up, but luckily we lived just one mile from the Christmas tree farm. Sadly, it was sold and turned into a subdivision when my children were very little, so it’s fake trees for us. Your recipe looks delicious. I know my whole family would love it! Will you share this post with our Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap that is going on through mid-December at https://thedomesticatedprincess.blogspot.com/2012/11/cookie-recipe-exchange-week-3.html?
Oh that would be so sad to see that tree firm turn to houses :(!! Thank you for the invitation!
Oh I love Peppermint Bark! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
I love peppermint bark too! Thanks Katie!
NIchi - The Mandatory Mooch says
TAnya, This looks agmazing and so easy. My kind of recipe!! I like the post so much that it will be FEATURED this week on Tasty Thursdays. The party will be live again tonight. Thanks!! Nichi
What Size pan did you use? A 9X13 jelly roll pan? I got all the ingredients to make this and i’m making it for a Christmas party for Friday! Cant wait to try it!
cottagebunnyWanda Tracey says
Peppermint patty bark is my favorite and I have already pinned this because you had me at peppermint.Thank you for sharing this because it looks delicious.
I love peppermint bark too!!!
Wanda Tracey says
I will love this peppermint patty bark.I am going to make it ahead for Christmas and freeze it along with some other goodies I am making for the holidays.Thanks for sharing.
It freezes really well Wanda! Great idea!
lisa lo says
Pinned. This will make a good gift for the holidays even as a hostess gift.
Thank you Lisa! I hope these are enjoyed!
Wisdom (@PatinadoraRusa) says
Hello I do want to try this recipe but I was wondering if the condensed milk plus the sugar isnt gonna be like too much,like too sweet although it does add consistency but before cooking I just wanted to know. Greetings from Argentina and thanks.
If you like peppermint patties, than you will like this. It’s a little sweet but you need enough sugar to thicken the peppermint layer.
Interested in what size pan you are referring to with “baking pan”?
Tanya Schroeder says
Hi Shelley, you can use any size pan, but a cookie sheet or baking sheet works best so that you can spread out the chocolate.