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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209 Responses to “Snowflake Peppermint Bark”

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    Jonna — December 1, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I “like” you on fb (well, in real life too…lol…but you know what I mean )

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    Jonna — December 1, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I shared the link on fb

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    Juliana — December 1, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    our christmas tradition is drinking hot chocolate while playing board games!

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    Timeeka — December 1, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I love baking gingerbread cookies to hang on my parent’s tree. We always do it a week before Christmas, and even with all of us out of the house, it’s a nice little tradition we still keep to.

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    Timeeka — December 1, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    I already follow you on Twitter.

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    Tracey — December 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I liked on Facebook and sharing soon.
    An old tradition with my parents was my dad turning the lights on the house on my birthday night (Nov. 30). Now that I’m married (second xmas this year) my husband and I are keeping another old tradition of my family’s of going and getting a live tree and decorating it.
    Subscribing to your feed now!

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    Robin — December 1, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Our tradition is cinnamon toast on Christmas morning!

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    Shonna — December 1, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    One of my favorite traditions is reading a different Christmas book with my kids every day between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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    Jeanne — December 1, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    My favorite tradition is baking and decorating sugar cookies. But I’ve always wanted to make peppermint bark, maybe I’ll start this year!

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    roseann — December 1, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    i know this sounds silly but we do a “christmas” roast chicken! and we also do an christmas book advent calendar thing, like what shonna does: read a different christmas book. but we do it for 12 days leading up to xmas.

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    Lesley — December 1, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Omg.. I pinned these beautiful snowflakes a while ago, and since then I have been looking for the mould :( sadly to no avail.. Fingers crossed xx
    Our family tradition the kids (18,14) love, is our chocolate advent calendar, filled with British treats.

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    Chris @ TheKeenanCookbook — December 1, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Wow the bark is so pretty! That mold really makes them come out quite nice.

    My favorite holiday tradition is when we all gather around and air our grievances with family members over the past year – oh wait no that was that Festivus episode of Seinfield ;)

    My favorite tradition is breakfast at my parents house. After we get situated here, we head up to my parents where all my siblings have gathers (I have 6, I’m the oldest). It’s chaos of course, as there are a few young ones. But my Dad is there, manning his griddle, making breakfast to order.

    I just sit down, enjoy a cup of tea and my french toast and bacon egg and cheese (he goes overboard…so do I) and watch the fun chaos. :)

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — December 1, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I open presents with my mom on Christmas Eve. We started that tradition when my parents got divorced and it was too hard to open presents at home before rushing over to my dad’s. It was becoming less fun to fit it all in so we decided to split it up and have been doing it ever since

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — December 1, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I follow you on twitter :-)

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — December 1, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I shared the giveaway on FB

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — December 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    I follow you with google reader

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — December 1, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    I like you on FB

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — December 1, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    I tweeted!!

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    lesley — December 1, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Following you on FB :)

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — December 1, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    I pinned!!!!!

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    Chris @ TheKeenanCookbook — December 1, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Oh and I follow you on twitter

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    Chris @ TheKeenanCookbook — December 1, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Im subscribed by RSS

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    Gigi — December 1, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    My favorite tradition goes as far back as I can remember. We would get a Dutch chocolate letter from our Dutch grandparents on Christmas Eve. It would be the first initial of our first name we loved it! My grandparents are gone now, and my siblings and I are scattered across the country, but I still have my dad make a trip to the Dutch store (he still lives in the house I grew up in and the store is still there) so I can continue the tradition with my own family.

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    Gigi — December 1, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    I am a long time subscriber and I do remember that last post about your peppermint bark snowflakes!

    By the way, I have a little bit larger silicone mold that’s shaped like a snowflake. Do you think it would work to make bark in it and let the recipients break it up?

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      Rachel — December 2, 2011 at 8:36 am

      I think it’d definitely work and would make for a pretty item on a holiday sweets table! :) Fun for the kids to break up too.

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    Gigi — December 1, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    And now I follow you on facebook. Thanks!

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    Donna F. — December 1, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    My favorite holiday tradition is that everyone gets to open one present on Christmas Eve.

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    Donna F. — December 1, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I like Baked by Rachel on facebook

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    Donna F. — December 1, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    shared on facebook!

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    Donna F. — December 1, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    tweeted!
    @DonnaJustine

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    Donna F. — December 1, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    pinned too!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/8022105555914574/
    (and it’s already been repinned!)

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    Adele — December 1, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    My favorite holiday tradition is having seasonal flowers on the table for every holiday meal.

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    Adele — December 1, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I “like” Baked by Rachel on Facebook.

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    Adele — December 1, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I shared this giveaway on Facebook.

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    Katrina — December 1, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    A favorite holiday tradition we’ve done for 4-5-6 years now with our boys is making gingerbread houses on Christmas eve.

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    Katrina — December 1, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    I like Baked by Rachel on Facebook. (And LOVE the snowflake bark, by the way!

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    Katrina — December 1, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    I tweeted about this giveaway @koismith

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    Deea — December 1, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Soooo Cute! I’m excited I found your blog at dessertstalking! I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE to make your cute peppermint bark in the perfect mold. My favorite Christmas tradition is baking cookies with my daughter and listening to Christmas music! :)

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    jeannette — December 2, 2011 at 12:30 am

    the one tradition i have with my fam (and now hubby and best friend) is that we trade ornaments each year. that way each year we get one beautiful new ornament to put on our tree. i love putting them up every year and thinking about all the good times that year :)

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    jeannette — December 2, 2011 at 12:31 am

    i follow you on twitter

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    jeannette — December 2, 2011 at 12:31 am

    i like you on facebook

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    jeannette — December 2, 2011 at 12:34 am

    i pinned the second picture on pinterest

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    Stefani — December 2, 2011 at 4:19 am

    I remember decorating our own gingerbread cookies to look like us at my aunt’s house every year!

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    Stefani — December 2, 2011 at 4:20 am

    Following you on twitter!

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    mary — December 2, 2011 at 4:40 am

    christmas sugar cookies, i have the cookie cutters that my mom used, and ones I bought for my sons, memories, sweet. TY

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    Liz — December 2, 2011 at 6:40 am

    My favorite holiday tradition is watching an Alfred Hitchcock movie before we head to Mass on Christmas Eve. Great giveaway! I made these and will blog and link back to you on Monday…fabulous idea!!!

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    Liz — December 2, 2011 at 6:40 am

    I am a FB fan~

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    Liz — December 2, 2011 at 6:52 am

    I am a Twitter follower~

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    Liz — December 2, 2011 at 6:53 am

    I’ve subscribed by RSS feed~

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    Liz — December 2, 2011 at 6:54 am

    I tweeted your giveaway~

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    Kate — December 2, 2011 at 7:15 am

    My favorite Christmas tradition is the cookie baking. Goodness, we roll them out, and end up giving most of them away. Peanut butter buckeyes, Reeses Kiss cookies, homemade fudge. From the first of December to Christmas Eve, we’re always up late baking cookies. When we had a deep freeze we’d start early and freeze the ones that kept well, but now it’s a process of making several batches of the same cookies every few days to make sure things are fresh when it’s time to give them away (which is often). I’ve been the one doing this for a few years now, but my mom and grandmother were the ones that did it when I was a kid, and it always makes me smile when I smell fresh baked cookies that are just out of the oven. Another favorite tradition that stands out is when we open presents on Christmas day and all of the sticky bows go on my grandfather’s head, and there’s a picture taken. I have twenty or so of these photographs, showing him just as disgruntled as the year before, but he’s a good sport.

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