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Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark

  • Author: Kristin McConnell
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 Hour Freeze Time
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Smooth dark chocolate, a peppermint coconut butter layer, and crushed candy canes are the perfect combination for a healthy Christmas candy. These are Gluten-Free, Holiday, Paleo, Plant-Based, Vegan, Vegetarian



  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil softened
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter softened
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 23 candy canes or crushed peppermint candies


  • Place chocolate chips in a double boiler or a glass bowl over a boiling pot of water and melt until the chocolate is a smooth consistency.
  • Pour melted chocolate into an 8×8 inch pan lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • Place pan in the freezer for 10 minutes to let chocolate solidify.
  • Slightly melt the coconut oil and coconut butter until it’s a thick icing consistency. Add remaining ingredients and whisk together.
  • Take the pan out of the freezer and spread coconut mixture over the chocolate using a rubber spatula.
  • Top with crushed candy canes or peppermint candies. Place in the freezer to set completely (about 1-2 hours)
  • Once set, remove from the freezer and break into pieces.
  • Store in freezer.


  • If you do not have a double boiler, you can create one by placing a small pot into a slightly larger pot that is filled with a small amount of water.
  • Use refined coconut oil if you don’t want a strong coconut flavor.
  • If you are concerned about artificial colors and flavors in candy canes, I suggest buying a brand that fits those needs! During the holidays you should be able to find them in health food stores.



  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 inch piece
  • Calories: 152kcal
  • Sugar: 4.6g
  • Sodium: 4mg
  • Fat: 14.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 1.2g

Keywords: Christmas, Gluten Free, Holiday, Paleo, Plant Based, Vegan, Vegetarian, Christmas candy recipe, Christmas dessert recipe, food gift Christmas

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