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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!

Peppermint Bark Snowflakes

Peppermint bark snowflakes for the holidays

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 6


  • 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)


  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


I found these silicone snowflake molds at Target.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


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

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

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

  4. They are so beautiful and well presented!

  5. 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!

  6. These are just lovely! Almost too pretty to eat…almost. ๐Ÿ™‚ Very beautifully done!

  7. you have a bloody brilliant blog! ๐Ÿ™‚ Really top notch!

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

  9. Just too pretty to eat, Lizzy!

  10. Lindรญssimos estes bolinhos, adorei!

  11. Wonderfully amazing and superb Lizzy and yes, very festive you bet.

  12. These are beautiful, Lizzy – they look professional!!

  13. Beautiful looking treats.

  14. Those are too pretty to eat! They have to sit around on counters looking awesome for Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Impressing- those snowflakes look so attractive.

  16. awwww, I wish I had a snowflake pan like you, Lizzy, these are drop dead gorgeous! You can wrap them and sell them for a good price ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. These are so festive and stunning! It would be hard to eat these artistic goodies until after the holidays. Well done Lizzy-have a great day!

  18. Love that you did these in a snowflake pattern. The effect is wonderful.

  19. awesome Liz!! I love chocolate bark, especially peppermint kind. This mold is awesome! So cool – I need to see if I can find this up here in Canada. I am not gonna hold my breath though – no targets here

  20. Now, you have me running to Target. Peppermint bark never was so fanciful! Or inviting.

  21. do you even realize just how beautiful these look! I mean they look straight out of a magazine gorgeous! Love them

  22. The snowflake shapes are so perfect!

  23. Loved these at Rachel’s site. Looks awesome here too! I really want to gift some of these this year.

  24. So pretty! I love peppermint bark. Too bad we’re not neighbors! LOL

  25. wow you always surprise me Lizzy look amazing and beautiful dear:)

  26. These look so pretty , I wish I was your neighbour , they sure are a lucky lot to have you as their neighbour :).

  27. Those snowflakes look absolutely perfect. I had to take a 2nd look because I wasn’t even sure they were food.. they were that perfect! I need a snowflake mold! I realize now after seeing Jen (3littlepigs) cookie cutters and your molds–I’m so not prepared for holiday baking. ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    I have no words.

  29. Those are beautiful holiday treats, Liz! Love it! I better check Target for those snowflake molds!

  30. I am speechless. They are so perfect.

  31. Lizzy,
    Your Peppermint Bark Snowflakes are pure perfection. Lovey presentation.
    there are just so many cookie recipes, and so little time!

  32. oh wow they look so perfect

  33. What a fun treat for the season. These are awesome, Liz! I hope you have a wonderful week!

  34. So lovely. I couldn’t resist these.

  35. These are AWESOME Lizzy!!! What a fantastic gift idea! And they are so easy to make… yet very impressive!!! I have never seen those moulds around here… I will check them out though! ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. The shape is just perfection

  37. What absolutely gorgeous treats, Lizzy!!!!

  38. Looks perfect. Hard to tell that these are so simple to make, well simple for you:)

  39. Fantastic! I hovered over the photos for about 5 minutes trying to figure out how you made them look so perfect! Of course a quick read explained that. I’ve not seen bark this beautiful Lizzy! I too have a version upcoming but it’s far more ‘rustic’ than yours!

  40. Those are just beautiful! I’m sure your neighbors are very appreciative.

  41. I tuoi fiocchi di neve sono meravigliosi.. e golosi!!!
    Ci prepariamo al Natale!!!!
    Un bacio grande!!!

  42. These must be some of the prettiest treats ever! ๐Ÿ™‚ Gorgeous.

  43. This looks like something even I can do! :O So pretty!

  44. These are beautiful.

  45. These are gorgeous!! Wow, I would be honored to receive something like this…lucky neighbors! ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. Wow! I made bark yesterday but not nearly as pretty as this! I love the snowflakes!

  47. Wow! Liz, they are absolutely stunning! Isn’t it amazing the ideas you can gather at Pinterest? I’m a huge fan!

  48. Those look straight out of a magazine! Beautiful!!

  49. OMG Liz…these are gorgeous! I wish I were your neighbor! Going to keep my eyes out for different kinds of molds now…how cool! : )

  50. That snowflake shape is so pretty! What a great gift these would make.

  51. I would have never thought of making peppermint bark in molds…and yes I love Pintrest.

  52. Yummy and what a cool mold! I bet the mold cupboard is busting at the seems at your house lol

  53. Beautiful! I am sure my daughters and me will LOVE these peppermint barks. Thanks!

  54. You make it look so easy and your recipe is definitely easy but I suspect I would have blobs and a very messy kitchen.
    Great pics, great recipe, and great idea. ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. so pretty!

  56. Adorable Liz! These are so pretty and your presentation is on point. Way to go Girl!

  57. My goodness so pretty. Looks like these beauties came from a store, but they are much better in terms of taste because they are actually from your home! I’d love them as edible ornaments too. =)

  58. Oh my… I would buy those in bulk and then just sit in the corner of my room, feeding my face until I collapse.

  59. Very beautifully ready for christmas

  60. Thank you for this recipe! Simple, yet effective. Easy to make especially when my kids start to nag about some homemade sweets.

  61. this one looks fantastic and yummy too on the christmas tree lizzy ๐Ÿ˜€
    tq for sharing ๐Ÿ˜‰

  62. Liz, They are gorgeous! What a wonderful idea to use a mold for peppermint bark. These would make a perfect gift!

  63. Lizzy! These are so festive and gorgeous. They would make wonderful gifts. Wow!

  64. these look lovely and would make such a nice addition to any cookie tray. great work!

  65. These are so cool! They look so professional too!

  66. these are beautiful!! what a great addition to a holiday gift!

  67. I can’t get over how beautiful these are! WOW!

  68. They are very festive and so perfect!

  69. Love these and they would be so fun to make for friends! Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. These are stunning! Will definitely be giving these a go when I get home from university and have access to all my baking equipment, ha!

  71. this looks so good. thanks for sharing

  72. Oh how fun, I just bought the different styles of these muffins pans at Target! Your peppermint barks looks stunning, love them:-)Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

  73. These are just so gorgeous! Beautiful holiday treats ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. These are so beautiful! I’m speechless… Almost… I’m considering decorating next year’s tree with these. Yea, I think I can get away with it.

  75. These are so beautiful, Lizzy! I could not believe that it’s home made. You are a pro!

  76. Do these need to be refrigerated until right before serving? I made these for a cookie exchange. So I need to know how long I can keep them out. It usually lasts about 3 hours.

    • Hi, Vandana,

      These do not need to be refrigerated, so they’ll be fine at your cookie exchange. I made some for my book club this year and they sat on my kitchen counter for a week ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope your friends enjoy!

  77. I love your snowflakes! I didn’t have snowflake molds, but I did have bells and they worked just fine. This was so much fun to do with my daughter, we are on the lookout for more molds!

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