22 Peppermint Bark Inspired Holiday TreatsLindsey Johnson
It’s a peppermint bark world in the winter! Wait…that’s not how the song goes. But it should! Raise your hand if you simply cannot get enough peppermint bark during the month of December? Now more than ever you’re probably seeing it in every way, shape, or form. And that’s a good thing, right? I personally fell in love with peppermint bark as a child. It was one of those mind-blowing moments when I decided candy canes weren’t the worst Christmas candy ever (yes, I was one of those kids.) I mean, add chocolate to just about anything and I’m a big fan. Maybe you’ve been waiting and hoping for a roundup of peppermint bark inspired recipes. And you know what? I heard your silent pleas. In fact, I’m here to please those pleas. I’ve collected quite the peppermint bark recipe collection. There are things to crunch, munch and chew on, spoon into your mouth, sip, and melt on your tongue. You are going to be experiencing peppermint bark overload. But you won’t mind one little bit, will you?
22 Peppermint Bark Inspired Holiday Treats 1 of 23
These recipes really put the 'mint' in peppermint bark! Get ready for 22 mouthwatering recipes!
Peppermint Bark Red Velvet Cupcakes with Hot Chocolate Frosting 2 of 23
Peabody is well-known for her amazing culinary concoctions and her knack for perfectly pairing flavors and textures in a tantalizing way. These cupcakes live up to every expectation and standard set by her other recipes. You'll find peppermint bark on top of and inside these gorgeous cupcakes.
Get the recipe for Peppermint Bark Red Velvet Cupcakes with Hot Chocolate Frosting on Culinary Concotions by Peabody.
Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies 3 of 23
The base of these cookies is a buttery shortbread. And in case you were wondering, it's the perfect base for a chocolaty peppermint topping.
Get the recipe for Peppermint Bark Cookies from We're Not Martha.
Oreo Peppermint Bark 4 of 23
Peppermint Bark Milkshake 5 of 23
Let's say you actually have some leftover peppermint bark hanging around your house. Make this milkshake with it! Or let's say you need an excuse to make more peppermint bark. Let this milkshake be your excuse. It's easy as can be with just four ingredients. Slurping with a stripy straw is encouraged.
Get the recipe for Peppermint Bark Milkshake on the Cafe Zupas blog. Photo and recipe source: Two Peas and Their Pod.
Salted Chocolate Peppermint Bark 6 of 23
Each layer of chocolate has a bit of crunch in this creative move to sprinkle the dark chocolate with coarse sea salt.
Get the recipe for Salted Chocolate Peppermint Bark from Simply Scratch.
Peppermint Bark Cups 7 of 23
Peppermint bark gets a mini-makeover in the form of cups. These darling little bites are made from dark and white chocolate ganache. Total melt-in-your-mouth factor going on here.
Get the recipe for Peppermint Bark Cups on Farmgirl Gourmet.
White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cheesecake 8 of 23
If decadent is at the top of your holiday dessert requirements list, then have I got a cheesecake for you! Try this on for size - a cookie crust, then a layer of creamy white chocolate and peppermint-bark studded filling, topped with a white chocolate mousse. And then more crushed candy canes.
Get the recipe for White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cheesecake on Baked By Rachel.
Peppermint Bark Pudding Cookies 9 of 23
Pudding cookies are always soft and yummy. These also happen to be chock full of chopped peppermint bark in every bite!
Get the recipe for Peppermint Bark Pudding Cookies on Tracey's Culinary Adventures.
Peppermint Bark Rice Krispies Treats 10 of 23
Kids and grownups alike will love these festive pink rice krispie treats topped with dark and white chocolate drizzle and crushed candy canes.
Get the recipe for Peppermint Bark Rice Krispie Treats on Our Best Bites.
Peppermint Bark Popcorn 11 of 23
You know what your popcorn has been missing? Peppermint bark. The word on the street is that this is a popular holiday treat that disappears right before your eyes. You'll be everyone's favorite neighbor if you take bags of this around your 'hood.
Get the recipe for Peppermint Bark Popcorn on Our Best Bites.
Peppermint Bark White Chocolate Hot Cocoa 12 of 23
If you've ever taken a bite of peppermint bark and thought to yourself, "I love this stuff SO much I could drink it!" Well, now you can!
Get the recipe for Peppermint Bark White Chocolate Hot Cocoa on The Weekend Gourmet.
Peppermint Popcorn Bark 13 of 23
Put some snap, crackle, and popcorn into your peppermint bark. The crunch doesn't come just from the candy canes!
Get the recipe for Peppermint Popcorn Bark on Jen's Favorite Cookies.
Peppermint Bark Cookies – Free of Dairy, Soy, Starch, Grain, Gluten, Eggs, and Corn. 14 of 23
This is the most health-conscious recipe of the bunch. A lot of effort went into making these peppermint bark treats — they are homemade from the ground up! Free of dairy, gluten, grains, corn, soy, eggs, and starch, but not free of BIG peppermint flavor.
Get the recipe for Peppermint Bark Cookies from Brittany Angell.
Peppermint Bark Tart 15 of 23
Peppermint Bark Pretzels 16 of 23
Bet you can't just eat one of these minty chocolate covered pretzels. This is a fun, irresistible holiday twist on a favorite snack.
Get the recipe for Peppermint Bark Pretzels on Sarah's Cucina Bella.
Peppermint Bark Fudge 17 of 23
Fudge. Everyone loves it. If you're like me, it's really hard to pass up. This will make it even harder! Hidden within the minty fudge are pockets of peppermint bark chunks. Incredible!
Get the recipe for Peppermint Bark Fudge on Lemons For Lulu.
Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Truffles 18 of 23
Methinks you'll love peppermint bark in truffle form. Inside the peppermint bark shell is a creamy cheesecake filling — with graham crackers! There's nothing not to love about these pop-able little treats.
Get the recipe for Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Truffles on Nifty Foodie.
Peppermint Bark Brownies 19 of 23
This is our family's favorite way to enjoy both brownies and peppermint bark. The hard peppermint bark topping gives way to the most unbelievably fudgy brownies. Every time I take these to a party, I come home with an empty platter.
Get the recipe for Peppermint Bark Brownies on Cafe Johnsonia.
No Bake Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Shooters 20 of 23
Dessert shooters are a great holiday dessert because they are tiny...which means you can eat more of them, right? Isn't that how it works? Well, in any case, you'll love these no-bake peppermint bark cheesecake shooters inspired by a popular restaurant dessert.
Get the recipe for Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Shooters on Best Friends For Frosting. Photo and recipe source: BFFF Dessert Contributor, Natasha.
Peppermint Bark Ice Cream 21 of 23
Just because it's cold outside and the weather is frightful...it does not mean you cannot still enjoy a big scoop of ice cream even if it's by the glow of the fireplace instead of the hot summer sun. This is one ice cream sure to cool off your palate with minty chocolate creaminess.
Get the recipe for Peppermint Bark Ice Cream from Girl Cooks World.
Chocolate Peppermint S’mores Bars 22 of 23
And you thought s'mores were just for summer, didn't you? Nope. These scrumdiddlyumptious bars are full of layer upon layer of your favorite s'mores ingredients but with a minty twist. Even the marshmallows are peppermint-y!
Get the recipe for Chocolate Peppermint S'mores Bars on Lil' Luna. Photo and recipe source: Life Made Simple
Peppermint Bark Stuffed Double Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies 23 of 23
Stuffed cookies are all the rage right now, and I think these might just take top honors for the best ones. The cookie dough is loaded with peppermint bark bits and then stuffed with another chunk of peppermint bark for the yummiest, peppermint-iest, gooiest cookie imaginable.
Get the recipe for Peppermint Bark Stuffed Double Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies on In Katrina's Kitchen. Recipe and photo source: Christi from Love From The Oven.