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Recipe: Peppermint Bark

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Written by: Communicator StaffDecember 06, 2014

Mackenzie Billman


Peppermint bark is a fun way to embrace the holidays and an easy-to-make holiday treat. For this fun holiday candy, all you need is peppermint candy, wax paper and white candy melts. The candy melts come in all colors and are basically large chocolate chips.




Melt the chocolate with either a microwave or a stovetop. When melting the chocolate on a stovetop, it can burn easier, but it can be done. Put the pot on simmer and throw the chocolate chips in. Remember, don’t put any water in, or else it burns. Heat the chocolate, stirring frequently.

Microwaving is an easier and safer way to melt the chocolate. For this, place the candy melts in a microwave- safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir the bowl and repeat those steps until the candy is completely melted. Just don’t forget to stir, and don’t leave it in for intervals longer than 30 seconds.


Crush up and stir some of the peppermint candy into the melted chocolate. Save some for later to sprinkle on the top.


Pour the bark into a large chunk across the wax paper. The melt will spread out into a thin layer. After the candy spreads, sprinkle some peppermint candies on top.


Let the candy cool completely. In about an hour, the candy will harden into peppermint bark. The only thing left to do is break it into uneven pieces.