Mint Chocolate Bark

This past Christmas,  I received a wonderful surprise of Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Bark.  As hard as it is to believe, this was my first run in with chocolate bark of any kind.  I was a little hesitant to give it a try, but once I did, I had to hide the tin from the other family members, because quite honestly, I just didn’t want to share.

{Don’t judge!  A mom of three young children needs her chocolate.}

That tin didn’t last nearly long enough, so I started trying to make some of my own but with a less “Christmasy” feel.  I made these around St. Patrick’s Day so they are green, but the recipe can easily be changed to accommodate any season or holiday.

mint chocolate bark recipeI made a pretty big batch, because I really didn’t realize how much I was making, and figured out that it stores really well in the refrigerator. I’ve had my current batch in there about three weeks and it’s still good.  We usually get a piece after dinner, a couple days a week, and it still tastes as good as the first day I made it.

This is an easy recipe that doesn’t require a ton of ingredients and really doesn’t take a huge time investment.

Mint Chocolate Bark
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 16 oz Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate Squares
  • 6 oz Premium White Chocolate Baking Squares
  • ½ – 1 teaspoon Mint Extract (depending on your taste and how “minty” you want it)
  • 2 drops Green Food Coloring
  • 1 tablespoon Green Sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Line a 9×13 cookie sheet with waxed paper and set aside. Melt semi-sweet chocolate squares with a double boiler or melt in the microwave, whichever you prefer. If you are melting with a double boiler, stir continuously until smooth. If you are melting in the microwave, heat for one minute and stir. If still not melted, keep heating for 30 second increments, stirring after each. Pour chocolate onto lined cookie sheet and spread to about a ¼-inch thickness with the back of a spoon or spatula. Put in refrigerator while melting white chocolate. (It won’t be in there long so it won’t get to hard to work with.)
  2. Using the same method as above, melt the white chocolate squares, stirring until smooth. You could use oil, but I think it would make the chocolate too thin and you want it a little thicker for this recipe. Add the mint extract and food coloring; stir well. Get semi-sweet chocolate from the refrigerator and pour the white chocolate mixture over the chocolate layer and spread to about a ⅛-inch thickness with the back of a spoon or spatula. Since I wanted a marbled effect, I pressed down firmly with the spatula in some areas and then used the tip of the spatula to create a marbled look. Top with sprinkles and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  3. Remove the bark from the pan; waxed paper still intact so that your cutting board doesn’t get all “chocolate-y”. Set the bark on a cutting board and cut into bars with a sharp knife or break into pieces if you want a more jagged look. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

While this recipe definitely isn’t diet friendly, it is super delicious. And like they say, “all things in moderation”, right?  Just by changing the color of the food coloring and the extract, this recipe could be made so many ways and for so many occasions.

mint chocolate bark recipeIf you’ve ever tried Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Bark, you know it’s amazing, but I think my Mint Chocolate Bark is also amazing and doesn’t cost near as much!  It’s a simple recipe and will pay off big.


About Crystal Reagan

Crystal is Owner & Editor of Simply Being Mommy. She is a work-at-home mom and enjoys being wife and mommy. She loves family, travel, chocolate and Diet Coke.

Comments

  1. 1

    I tried peppermint bark for the first time a couple years ago and made my own about a week later. I bet mint chocolate bark tastes even better.

  2. 2

    I have a feeling this would be a lot of points… but SO worth it! Looks amazing!! I pinned it to save for later!

  3. 3

    I’ve never heard of this before. I’m definitely going to have to try this to see how it taste. Thanks for sharing!

  4. 4

    Oh my gosh. Anything chocolate and mint I am a fan of. Thanks for sharing!

  5. 5

    I love chocolate and mint!

  6. 6

    that looks so addicting and I have to make that

  7. 7

    My friend Ashley would LOVE this!

  8. 8

    I’ve never tried the WS bark but I have heard amazing things. THIS just looks out of this word!!

  9. 9

    Oh I am SO gonna try to make this (or have wifey make it, since she has more time). This looks like a sure winner. I’m a mint chocoholic.

  10. 10

    My mom would LOVE this!!!

  11. 11

    Yummy!

  12. 12

    I love peppermint bark. I make at least 3 batches every Christmas, but I like the idea of making it at other times too!

  13. 13

    Oh yum, thanks for sharing!

  14. 14

    Oh that looks so yummy. I need sweets!!

  15. 15

    I love mint and chocolate!!! :)

  16. 16

    Oh my goodness. You are killing me with all the yummy recipes lately. Looks amazing!

  17. 17

    Wow! This looks amazing!!!

  18. 18

    Ohhhh yum!

  19. 19

    This sounds delicious!

  20. 20

    My hubby would love this!

  21. 21

    I love making bark. This one definitely looks yummy!

  22. 22

    My dad LOVES peppermint bark. What a treat this would be for him!

  23. 23

    My husband loves mint, this looks tasty.

  24. 24

    I can never get enough of mint and chocolate together!

  25. 25

    I do love Williams Sonoma peppermint bark but I think I will try this. It looks fabulous.

  26. 26

    Yum! I love peppermint bark, well really any kind of bark:) Looks delish

  27. 27

    It looks so yummy. I love chocolate.

  28. 28

    Wow, it looks awesome! I never tried it either, but I don’t like to share chocolate either.

  29. 29

    This looks so good, thanks for sharing your recipe!

  30. 30

    I’ve never had peppermint bark either but this recipe makes me want to try it!

  31. 31

    This looks amazing!!

  32. 32

    Are the chocolate squares those big ones that you break off… like vanilla bark? Trying to make sure I understand before I run out and get the wrong ingredients!

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