Easy Peppermint Candy Cane Chocolate Bark

Easy Peppermint Candy Cane Chocolate Bark

This easy to make Easy Peppermint Candy Cane Bark recipe is a sweet and refreshing treat that only takes minutes to prepare . It’s perfect as a holiday stocking stuffer, great to give as a gift in jars and make for yourself too!
Course candy, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1 -13x9 inch pan
Author Sara Maniez


  • 24 ounces of sweetened dark chocolate morsels (can substitute semi-sweet or milk chocolate morsels)
  • 6 ounces (12 candy canes, 170 grams) crushed peppermint candy canes
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract , more if desired but keep in mind a little goes a long way *optional
  • 2 teaspoons holiday-theme nonpareils or sprinkles *optional


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Heat chocolate morsels in a microwave safe bowl at 30 second intervals until melted, stirring in between. Stir in peppermint extract to the melted chocolate.
  3. Spread melted chocolate into a 13" x 9" rectangle. Sprinkle crushed candy canes and nonpareils or sprinkles over the top. (Note: You can spread 1/2 the chocolate and sprinkle with half the toppings, then spread the remaining chocolate and the remaining toppings as I did in the photos as well) Allow to cool completely. You can speed up the process by refrigerating for 10 minutes. Cut into desired size pieces. Package for gifts or serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

an offset spatula or baking spatula helps with spreading the melted chocolate.