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Peppermint Bark Snowflakes

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Make your peppermint bark in fun snowflake molds for a holiday treat! Jaws will drop when your friends see these festive Peppermint Bark Snowflakes, but only you’ll know how easy they were to make!

Peppermint Bark Snowflakes stacked on a white plate with candy cane garnish

Peppermint Bark Snowflakes

Peppermint bark is one of the holiday treats I dole out to the neighbors at Christmas. It’s pretty much a no-brainer: melt white chocolate, add crushed candy canes, peppermint extract and it’s basically finished.

But years ago, I saw the coolest image on Pinterest, and I knew I had to make these beautiful snowflakes.  Mari, of Once Upon a Plate, executed them perfectly. Plus seeing an even older version at Baked by Rachel, made me update this post from 2011!

PRO-Tip: I recommend making thinner layers like Mari’s (make 12 instead of 6). Though these thicker snowflakes are very pretty, there’s a lot of bark in each, besides being a bit unwieldy to eat. I found these snowflake molds at Target in those dollar bins eons ago, but they’re readily available on Amazon.

Peppermint Bark Snowflakes with candy cane shards lined up on a narrow white tray

Layered Peppermint Bark

I adapted this from the white chocolate peppermint bark recipe I make every Christmas. I made half of a batch of white chocolate bark and a half batch of semi-sweet chocolate bark without the added candy cane bits.

I started with a layer of melted mint flavored dark chocolate at the bottom of the molds, followed by a sprinkle of candy cane pieces.  This layer was chilled, then I repeated with a white chocolate layer and more candy cane bits.

The yield will vary depending on the size of your molds and the depth of your bark. Isn’t this layered peppermint bark festive????

Overhead view of front and back of layered peppermint bark snowflakes

Tips for Making These Peppermint Bark Snowflakes:

  • This recipe will make six of these thick peppermint bark snowflakes.
  • Use a cookie disher to divvy up the chocolate. It will help you add a similar amount to each snowflake.
  • If you’d like thinner snowflakes, make the full recipe and divide between two molds. A thinner version will be easier to eat!
  • Place the molds on a half sheet pan for an easy transfer to the refrigerator to chill.
  • Give the molds a little shimmy to even out the chocolate layer before it starts to set.
  • Chill before adding the second layer.
  • Add the crushed candy cane pieces before the top solidifies.
  • Wrap in a cellophane bag with a pretty ribbon for a hostess gift.

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This recipe was first shared in December 2011. Photos and text were updated in 2020.

Peppermint Bark Snowflakes | A fabulous, impressive holiday or hostess gift!

The Recipe: Peppermint Bark Snowflakes

Peppermint bark snowflakes for the holidays

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 6

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon peppermint extract, divided
  • 6 candy canes, crushed into 1/4 inch pieces (remove dust)

Instructions

  1. Place your mold on a baking sheet.
  2. Gently melt the semisweet chocolate and 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in a large microwave-safe bowl, stopping and stirring at 30-second intervals until melted and smooth. Add ¼-1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract.
  3. Pour into your silicone molds (my layers were slightly under a half-inch deep). Gently shake the pan back and forth to level the chocolate.
  4. Sprinkle with some candy cane bits.
  5. Refrigerate while making the white chocolate layer.
  6. Melt the white chocolate and 1 teaspoon vegetable oil as you did the dark chocolate and add extract.
  7. Pour white chocolate over dark chocolate (about the same depth), gently shake the pan to level the white chocolate, and sprinkle tops with candy cane bits before the chocolate hardens.
  8. Chill, then remove from molds to serve

Notes

I found these silicone snowflake molds at Target.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 474Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 2gSugar: 55gProtein: 4g

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79 comments on “Peppermint Bark Snowflakes”

  1. Lindíssimos estes bolinhos, adorei!
    Beijinhos

  2. Just too pretty to eat, Lizzy!

  3. Just gorgeous! Also on my list this year!

  4. you have a bloody brilliant blog! 🙂 Really top notch!

  5. These are just lovely! Almost too pretty to eat…almost. 🙂 Very beautifully done!

  6. I have had silcone molds for years and never knew what to use them for… if i ever get a minute to breath this season, this is genious idea I cant wait to make them now! thanks Lizzie these are gorgeous!

  7. They are so beautiful and well presented!

  8. These are so adorable! Not your average bark…

  9. The Peppermint bark was amazing and so beautiful looking! Thank you!!

  10. So pretty! I hope to make peppermint bark this year.

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