This easy chocolate fudge that combines layers of white and dark chocolate with peppermint candy and peppermint extract. It tasted like peppermint bark with the soft, smooth texture of fudge. I hope you try this new peppermint bark recipe and liven up your holiday fudge.
I love peppermint and chocolate treats. For my birthday every year I have peppermint ice cream with hot fudge, it might seem a little weird since my birthday is in April!
My one complaint… in most chocolate-peppermint recipes is that the peppermint flavor overpowers the chocolate. I want to enjoy both flavors!
This recipe allows you to enjoy smooth, creamy chocolate fudge and the crisp cooling flavor of peppermint. Peppermint extract and crushed candy canes add a subtle peppermint flavor. Plus the candy canes make the fudge perfect for the holiday season.
New Peppermint Bark Recipe Ingredients
- 2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 c. white, vanilla chips (I used Ghirardelli)
- 1 c (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk, divided (4 oz and 10 oz)
- ½ tsp real vanilla extract
- ½ tsp pure peppermint extract
- 9×9 square pan, greased
- 4 tsp coconut oil, divided (you can also use shortening, not butter flavored)
- ½ c white chips for topping
- ¼ c semi sweet chips, for topping
- 6-8 crushed peppermint candy canes, sifted and divided (see instructions)
New Peppermint Bark Recipe Directions
1. Crush candy canes in a plastic bag until they are in small pieces. Use a small colander to sift the tiny, sand like piece from the bigger pieces of peppermint.
2. Grease the 8×8 pan with coconut oil
3. Use 2 microwave safe bowls to make the fudge layers.
4. In the first bowl place 1 c. white, vanilla chips, 4 oz sweeten condensed milk (a scant ½ cup), 1 tsp coconut oil, and ½ tsp peppermint extract.
5. In the second bowl place, 2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips, ½ tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp coconut oil, and the remainder of the sweetened condensed milk (10 oz, about 1 cup)
6. Microwave the bowl containing the semisweet chips for 30 seconds on high, stir well for 30 seconds, scraping down sides of bowl. If there are still bits of unmelted chocolate microwave for 15 seconds more then stir well for 30 seconds, scraping down sides of bowl.
7. Mix 2 Tbsp of peppermint “sand” into the chocolate. (The tiny bits you sifted out of the crushed candy canes.)
8. Pour chocolate into greased pan and press into a smooth even layer. Tip: Use a piece of wax paper and your hand to make this step easy.
9. Microwave the bowl containing the white chips for 20 seconds on high, stir well for 30 seconds, scraping down sides of bowl. If there are still bits of unmelted chips microwave for 10 seconds more then stir well for 30 seconds, scraping down sides of bowl.
10. Stir in 1 Tbsp of peppermint chunks and 1 Tbsp of peppermint “sand” into the white mixture.
11. Spoon the mixture over the chocolate layer.
12. Press into a smooth even layer. Tip: Use a piece of wax paper and your hand to make this step easy.
13. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp peppermint chunks over the white layer, pressing lightly to allow them to adhere to the fudge.
14. Allow fudge to cool for about 1 hour. If you would like a more decorative top melt ¼ cup semi-sweet chips with 1 tsp coconut oil and drizzle over fudge. Next melt ¼ cup white chips with 1 tsp coconut oil and drizzle over fudge. While white and chocolate layers are still melted, sprinkle 1 Tbsp peppermint chunks over top (it will stick to the chocolate and white layers.)
15. Allow topping to harden, cut into 1 inch squares. Store in an air tight container.
Hope you enjoy this New Peppermint Bark Recipe, it goes fast!
What’s your favorite fudge recipe? Do you have a quick version? Share it in the comments!