Holiday Peppermint Bark

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 3 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 15 pieces


Holiday Peppermint Bark makes for a great presentation, and it's easy to do! Add it to your list of Holiday Gift Ideas.


  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
  • 24 hard peppermint candies, unwrapped


LINE baking sheet with wax paper.

MICROWAVE morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.

PLACE peppermint candies in heavy-duty plastic bag. Crush candies using rolling pin or other heavy object. While holding strainer over melted morsels, pour crushed candy into strainer. Shake to release all small candy pieces; reserve larger candy pieces. Stir morsel-peppermint mixture.

SPREAD mixture to desired thickness on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with reserved candy pieces; press in lightly. Let stand for about 1 hour or until firm. Break into pieces. Recipe makes 1 pound of candy. Store in airtight container at room temperature.


by L. LINDA , Shorewood, IL on Jan. 2010

This was so easy to make. Used up all the left over candy canes. I will make again.

Peppermint Bark

by J. Jeannine , Newburgh, NY on Dec. 2009

These came out well except I used candy canes. My son helped by breaking the candy canes & sprinkling them on top of the chocolate. The second batch which went to work, I used white chocolate bark & baking white chocolate. My son added Christmas colored sprinkles to them along with the candy canes.

So Easy!!

by M. Meredith , RALEIGH, NC on Dec. 2009

This is the easiest holiday recipe and makes such a great gift for neighbors and co-workers! I also recommend mixing the peppermint into the chocolate directly or using the green and red candy canes for more color!


by F. Freda , Paynesville, MN on Dec. 2009

this is a very easy recipe to do. its quick and very good. keeps only a short time in the fridge

Holiday Peppermint Bark

by J. Jean , Villa Rica, GA on Dec. 2009

This is the easiest and best recipe for peppermint candy I have ever had. Cooking time is 3 minutes, and what a delicious candy to share with others during the holidays.

Holiday Peppermint Bark

by B. Barbara , on Dec. 2009

This is such an easy recipe to prepare, and is an absolutely wonderful addition to a holiday buffet table or gift tin of candies/cookies. The chocolate and peppermint flavors combine to make a sweet and refreshing treat.

Favorite Candy

by V. Vanessa , Ringgold, GA on Dec. 2009

I like to make this candy for Christmas. It is so easy and it is great for a swap item. It is also nice for Valentines Day. We like the white or milk chocolate.

soooo good!!

by m. mary , denison, tx on Sep. 2009

Now there is no waiting for the holidays to enjoy this wonderful peppermint bark. This recipe is quick and easy and can be prepared anytime. I keep the bark in a closed container in the refrigerator for that extra umph!! Also like the idea of cinnamon candies. Thanks for such a great recipe!

Double the fun

by K. Katy , Maryville, TN on Feb. 2009

While this is a wonderful recipe for Christmas, especially for gift giving, I love surprising people with this treat at Valentines. I save left over candy canes or buy several boxes after Christmas when the stores are practically giving them away. They are perfect for making this peppermint bark; I find the candy canes are easier to crush than the round peppermint candies.

Mint Fun

by O. OL , ROYAL OAK, MI on Nov. 2008

Love this recipe-very easy. I add semisweet chocolate as bottom layer then the white. Also use red hot cinnamon for Valentine's Day.Can drizzle semi sweet on top for extra color.