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Easy Microwave Peppermint Bark Recipe

This is the best easy peppermint bark in microwave. If you’re wondering how to make chocolate peppermint bark by melting chocolate chips in microwave in just a few minutes, here’s how! Great Christmas no bake dessert.

microwave peppermint bark

We love this easy microwave peppermint bark recipe during the holidays. A few years ago we decided to add it to our cookie tins we give away. This year we even made it during the year because it was so good! (affiliate links present)

Microwave Peppermint Bark

This can be made with both types of milk chocolate bark and white chocolate, or just one. Ether way it tastes amazing and is so easy to do. NO double boiler was used, instead you just need 2 microwave safe bowls!

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One “secret” ingredient makes the chocolate melt a lot easier in the microwave too, that’s right you don’t even have to use the stove! With that said it is a great holiday treat to make with your kids in the kitchen during Christmas time. Tell us what you think about this WITH a slice of our Peppermint Cake. 😉

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Chocolate Peppermint Bark

We love a great Christmas snack during the holidays but with 3 girls I need something that doesn’t take forever, and they will enjoy. Trust me when I say this is super simple and quick clean up too!

You can use a lined pan with wax or parchment paper to spread out as thin as you like it. We use paper plates sprayed with non stick spray though so when done those can be thrown away! Talk about making things easy right??

As far as the mintiness you can make it quite extreme like York patties or just a bit. I like just crushed candy canes on top. You could put a few drops of peppermint oil inside the chips too though if you wanted. Let us show you how we make it, and involve everyone in the process. 😉

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Peppermint Bark

The trick to melting chocolate in microwave perfectly is using a small amount of coconut oil, seriously you’ve got to use this!

  1. Coconut oil – makes melting your chocolate chips a lot easier
  2. Chocolate chips – we like semi sweet, milk or dark chocolate could be used
  3. White chocolate –  white candy melts work better than white chocolate chips melted
  4. Candy canes – or peppermint candy canes already smashed
  5. 2 heatproof bowls that can be put into the microwave
    1. or just use paper bowls instead for easier clean up

It makes your chocolate smooth when melted in the microwave so it will be easy to pour and won’t have any chunks in it so it turns out pretty like you see below. You can make it with just white chocolate or with a small layer of semi-sweet chocolate with thicker layer of white on top (our favorite).

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Homemade Peppermint Bark

I will give you the recipe below to the one with both types of chocolate, but if you prefer just white then just omit the first stage with semi-sweet and it will turn out great too.

  • These small paper plates are easy to use but parchment paper lined baking sheet would work too.

You can also make individual servings of this easy peppermint bark recipe by using a muffin pan, muffin wrappers, and dividing the chocolate into the holes.

Chilling in between layers and topping with your peppermint candies they come out really cute and are a great way to gift these too.

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Peppermint Bark Recipe Easy

Crushing the peppermints is a fun part for kids. If instead of using crushed peppermint candy you’d rather use peppermint extract you could. I would add just a tad into your white chocolate mixture.

  • Put them in a ziploc baggie and let them use a rolling pin to crush them (leave some semi larger pieces just for looks).
  • You can use candy canes too, your choice. About 3 candy canes or 5-6 peppermint pieces will do.

When you’re done with this one you should try our easy peppermint fudge recipe and after melting peppermint candy you can make ornaments with it too! Watch this video showing you how we make peppermint bark

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How to Make Peppermint Bark

Here is a brief step by step but there’s a printable version in the recipe card below too. First you need to melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips using 1/2 tsp of coconut oil in a bowl in the microwave. 

  1. Microwave for 1 min on 50% power 2-3 times stirring in between each time. 
  2. Pour this on to large pan-plate that has been sprayed with non stick spray, or use muffin liners and put equal amounts of melted brown chocolate chips in each one.
  3. Put this in the fridge for about an hour or until stiff. 
  4. Melt white chocolate chips-Wilton white candy melts with 1/2 tsp. coconut oil in 30 sec. increments
  5. Again at 50% power about 2-3 times or until it is smooth and melted. 

Pour chocolate mixture on top of hardened semi-sweet chocolate layer. Crush candy canes in a baggie and sprinkle on top white chocolate layer. Put in fridge for about 2 hours or until fully set and hard. Break bark into pieces on your plate or unwrap muffin wrappers and put on a plate to serve.

How Long is Peppermint Bark Good For?

Once it has cooled to room temperature, break it apart and store in a container with parchment or wax paper in between the layers in the fridge or on the countertop. It will last a good 3 weeks this way (if it lasts that long). Make iced coffee with Peppermint Chocolate Cream Cold Foam on top and this pair is amazing!!

easy peppermint bark recipe

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Microwave Peppermint Bark

Easy microwave peppermint bark recipe. If you're wondering how to make peppermint bark this is the easiest way to make this Christmas time no bake dessert with kids!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, microwave, peppermint bark
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 339kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

  • 1 large paper plate sprayed with non stick spray, or pan lined with parchment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips using 1/2 tsp of coconut oil in the microwave. 
  • Microwave for 1 min on 50% power 2-3 times stirring in between each time. 
  • Pour on to large pan-plate that has been sprayed with non stick spray, or use muffin liners and put equal amounts of melted brown chocolate chips in each one. 
  • Put in fridge for about an hour or until stiff. 
  • Melt white chocolate chips-Wilton white candy melts with 1/2 tsp. coconut oil in 30 sec. increments again at 50% power about 2-3 times or until it is smooth and melted. 
  • Pour on top of hardened semi-sweet chocolate layer.
  •  Crush peppermints in a baggie and sprinkle on top white chocolate layer. Put in fridge for about 2 hours or until fully set and hard. Break apart large piece on your plate or unwrap muffin wrappers and put on a plate to serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Microwave Peppermint Bark
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Peppermint bark is a super easy recipe for this holiday season that everyone loves and is inexpensive to do!

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Nora

Thursday 7th of December 2023

Just reading about it makes me drool. I give it 5 stars even before trying it. Really wonderful and so easy to do. Thank you.

Sara Welch

Friday 22nd of September 2023

What a fun and festive recipe with a unique twist! Excited to give this a try this Christmas; looks too good to pass up, indeed!

Carrie Robinson

Friday 22nd of September 2023

This is definitely a must-make recipe for the holiday season! Saving this one. :)

Kristine

Friday 22nd of September 2023

This peppermint bark is so stinking easy and it's delicious. My favorite recipe by far, thanks!

Anjali

Friday 22nd of September 2023

I had no idea it was so easy to make peppermint bark at home until I tried your recipe! This turned out great and was so sweet and delicious!

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