Snowflake Peppermint Bark

Easy homemade snowflake peppermint bark, perfect for holiday gifts!

Easy homemade snowflake peppermint bark recipe from @bakedbyrachel

There are exactly twenty four days left until Christmas! Are you freaking out yet? Since it’s December first I decided to start the month with a fun memory and giveaway. Let’s jump right into the spirit of things shall we?

If you’ve been stopping by for at least a year, you might remember these.

I had to redo them. Well, I didn’t have to but I really wanted to! They’re way too cute and fun to pass up making. I think they’ll become a yearly tradition. The girls were dying to grab them and take a bite.

Easy homemade snowflake peppermint bark recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Since making them last year I’ve had many comments asking about the mold – where did I find it? It’s a regional store but unfortunately they only carried that mold last year! I checked this year. I was sad. I wanted to buy some to give to some lucky readers – you! Apparently the stars were aligned because on another trip back I happened upon one lonely blue snowflake mold sitting with the loads of green trees and red gingerbread men. One! I snatched it up so fast. There was no letting that sucker go.

Snowflake Peppermint Bark from bakedbyrachel.com
Snowflake Peppermint Bark from bakedbyrachel.com

Snowflake Peppermint Bark

Ingredients:

  • 4oz milk or dark chocolate
  • 4oz white chocolate
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil, divided
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract, divided
  • crushed candy canes or peppermint candies. powder removed (See picture tutorial).

Directions:

In a small to medium sized bowl add milk or dark chocolate and 1/2 tsp vegetable oil. Melt in the microwave in 30 second intervals at 50% power. Stir well after each 30 seconds. When fully melted, add 1/8 tsp peppermint extract. Stir well.

Using a small cookie scoop or spoon, divide chocolate among snowflake mold cavities. Sprinkle with crushed candies. Chill for at least 30 minutes or until chocolate has set.

Repeat process with white chocolate. Remove from molds after fully hardened. Store in the fridge.

Peppermint bark tutorial recap: For a step by step picture tutorial - go here.

*Makes 6 snowflake peppermint bark pieces, if using this mold. Double ingredients for thicker (like pictured) or for 12 snowflakes.

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — December 1, 2011 at 8:09 am

    These are so perfect looking! Love it! My *new* favorite Christmas tradition is Christmas morning w/ my family of three :)

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    Caren — December 1, 2011 at 8:18 am

    I do not have a holiday tradition because this is my first holiday on my own but I did buy a tree and have been decorating it with lots of food ornaments. I think that my tradition if I had any was to bake for my family.

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    amy marantino — December 1, 2011 at 8:21 am

    my favorite tradition is helping my parents decorate their home.

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    Leah M — December 1, 2011 at 8:35 am

    As of right now, my husband and I don’t have any traditions. But this year we will be getting matching pajamas. :)

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    Jonna — December 1, 2011 at 8:53 am

    We are still figuring out some traditions—but one I’ve carried over from growing up is baking a sour cream coffee cake to have for breakfast on Christmas morning :-)

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    Lisa — December 1, 2011 at 9:01 am

    my favorite tradition with my mom and now my own kids is baking and decorating Christmas cookies:>)

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    Jordan @ food, sweat, and beers — December 1, 2011 at 9:02 am

    My favorite holiday tradition is absolutely putting the tinsel on the Christmas tree with my whole family. While most of the decorations go up before I get to my family home, we always wait until Christmas eve to put up the tinsel, so I don’t miss it!!

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    heather — December 1, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Those are so freakin’ adorable! Perfect to gift!

    My favorite tradition is our feast of hors d’oeuvres on Christmas Eve. :)

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    Jan — December 1, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Gorgeous peppermint snowflakes! Reminds me of those Christmas-time ghirardelli chocolate peppermint squares that feature both white and dark chocolate. Yum!
    One of my favorite holiday traditions would have to be the advent calendar. I just love opening up a door of the calendar each morning and counting down the days with a chocolate (even though I’m a month away from being 30!).

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — December 1, 2011 at 9:20 am

    My fave tradition is Christmas Eve late date night with hubbby. He proposed to me on Christmas Eve so we always have a little celebration- even if it is just a little bubbly after the kids go to bed!

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    Angie @ Bigbearswife — December 1, 2011 at 9:46 am

    My favorite favorite holiday tradition is my Christmas date with hubby. Every year we get dressed yup, go to a super awesome usually fancy restaurant for our Christmas Date. And I love love love it :)

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    Angie @ Bigbearswife — December 1, 2011 at 9:57 am

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    Cassie — December 1, 2011 at 10:03 am

    These are absolutely awesome. My favorite holiday tradition is making French Cookies with my family’s recipe and my grandmother’s cookie iron!

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    Sarah E — December 1, 2011 at 10:09 am

    My favorite tradition is making cookies for Christmas. We always make about a dozen different kinds. It’s sort of chaos, but I love it!

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    NanaBread (Jeanne) — December 1, 2011 at 10:09 am

    My favorite holiday tradition has to be putting up the Christmas tree and hanging the ornaments. It’s not Christmas until the tree is up!

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    Soup-a-Woman — December 1, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Those are beautiful! My husband absolutely loves peppermint bark. :)

    My fave tradition is quiche and mimosas on Christmas morning. Yum!

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    Linda st.laurent — December 1, 2011 at 10:15 am

    My favorite tradition is picking out a tree and my kids cut it down.

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    Megan's Cookin' — December 1, 2011 at 10:55 am

    My favorite tradition is the making of my Buche de Noel. Its just not Christmas with out it!

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    Trisha — December 1, 2011 at 11:00 am

    My favorite Christmas tradition is decorating the Christmas tree as a family while listening to Christmas music.

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    Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} — December 1, 2011 at 11:06 am

    These are adorable! One of my favorite traditions is baking up loaves of date nut bread. I just did yesterday and it really starts the season off right!

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    Laurel — December 1, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    My favorite tradition is putting up the tree and decorating the entire house and then leaving it all up through January because I like living in Fairy Land. I have to say this, I can’t believe you’re not hoarding that mold for your girls. I think it’ll be a much fought over item.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — December 1, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    These are amazing – so perfect!
    We have so many traditions, I don’t know which to pick! I love putting together a Ginger Bread House on Christmas Eve

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    natalie (the sweets life) — December 1, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    too cute! my fave tradition is playing games with the fam on Christmas Eve! :)

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    Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING — December 1, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    These look SO FUN!!!! And I love love the shapes!

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    Sheryl — December 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Saw these ones like these on Pinterest and wanted to make them so badly. I looked on Amazon to buy molds like these, but no luck. I did find these exact snowflake molds on ebay. They varied in price, but purchased 2 for $4.99 each from one seller. I thought it was worth every penny.

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