Peppermint Bark Recipe {Gifts from the Kitchen}

I’m doing “Gifts from the Kitchen” on my AMNW segment this month. I’m a simple girl. I like easy recipes and easy gifts. I love Peppermint Bark and and this Peppermint Bark Recipe couldn’t be easier! This makes a great holiday gift for neighbors, teachers, co-workers, even family.

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Peppermint Bark Recipe
  • 2 bags Candy Melts Vanilla (or 1 vanilla and 1 chocolate)
  • 1 Cup Crushed Candy Canes
  • 2 teaspoons Peppermint oil or Peppermint candy flavoring
  1. Line your cookie sheet with waxed paper
  2. Melt candy melts in a double boiler or microwave. If using the microwave, cook one minute at a time. Stir after each minute until melted.
  3. Candy bark can also be used. I purchase Candy Melts from Michaels.
  4. Add Peppermint Oil & ½ Cup Crushed Candy Canes and stir
  5. Pour into lined cookie sheet and spread with a rubber spatula
  6. Sprinkle the remaining crushed candy canes on top
  7. Chill.
  8. To break, lift the waxed paper out of the cookie sheet and drop onto counter or break with hands....clean hands. :)
  9. Options: Use Chocolate candy melts for one layer, bottom or top. Chill before adding the second layer of the other flavor.

I’ve even got an adorable free printable made my Kiki, one of my printable contributors. Choose the blank style or the ones already written in.

Download Free Printable Peppermint Bark Labels Here.

Download BLANK Labels Here.

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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





  1. says

    I love this idea…thanks for sharing it!
    I wonder, could you use Bailey’s Irish Cream instead of peppermint oil, it you wanted a grown-up version…? Or Rumple Minze peppermint liqueur or maybe Royal Mint-Chocolate Liqueur? I’m thinking it would be a good gift for hip cosmopolitan types or just to have out as favors for a party.
    Thanks again!

  2. Gigi says

    Hi….LOVE you site!! But I am having a problem downloading labels from there. When I try to download it keeps telling me to retry. Can you e-mail them to me?? Thank you so much!
    Oh, I tried the BBQ Rub, Cream Cheese Bread, Peppermint Bark and the Peppermint Sugar Scrub.