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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    Kate — December 2, 2011 at 7:26 am
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    Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} — December 2, 2011 at 7:52 am

    the snowflakes peppermint bark are so cute!

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    Jamie (Thrifty Veggie Mama) — December 2, 2011 at 8:08 am

    I am so making these this year! My favorite Christmas tradition is going to cut down our Christmas tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. It gets the Holiday season off to a good start!

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    Judy — December 2, 2011 at 9:29 am

    What a neat pan! More fun for making Christmas treats.

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    Amanda Thompson — December 2, 2011 at 9:47 am

    My favorite holiday tradition is going up into the mountains to pick out a Christmas tree and play in the snow!

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    Amanda Thompson — December 2, 2011 at 9:48 am

    I subscribe to your rss feed/email!

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    Valerie — December 2, 2011 at 11:17 am

    My favorite holiday tradition is watching ‘A Muppet Christmas Carol’ on Christmas Eve.

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    Valerie — December 2, 2011 at 11:17 am

    p.s. I like Baked by Rachel on fb! :)

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    Barbara — December 2, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    My favorite ritual has been decorating the tree, but I’m making home made Christmas crackers this year and it might just take the top of the list — now off to facebook. I would have done it anyway since the recipe lured me here and I’ll want to watch for more good stuff!

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    Ian — December 2, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    My favorite holiday tradition is putting up lights all over the yard and setting up the Christmas tree.

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    Danielle — December 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    The tradition I’m starting this year is making a special flavor of jam each year to give for christmas to all my friends. This year it’s fig orange cardamom and I’m going to give it with homemade thyme crackers and a little wedge of Rogue River smoked blue cheese. I’m so obsessed with your snowflake mold!

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    Andrea — December 2, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    My favorite holiday tradition is simply baking with my mom and waking up early and hanging out just us two until everyone else wakes up on Christmas morning. Last year we started a new tradition of making a big breakfast for everyone before we open gifts too :)

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    Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com — December 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Love these! Just shared them on our Fun Finds Friday.

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    Andrea — December 2, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I like you on Facebook! :)

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    Andrea — December 2, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I shared this post on my Facebook!

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    Andrea — December 2, 2011 at 3:24 pm

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    Dianne Unterbrink — December 2, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    My favorite tradition is “The Hunt”. We started when the kids (now 30 & 32 with their own kids) were young. We would start with a note/hint: “Dirty clothes live here.” They would figure out the hint, head to the clothes hamper and get another clue. At the end of the hunt would be some big present they had really wanted, or was too big to wrap. They LOVED this tradition and still want to play it now – both with their own kids, and with us….their parents. Now, we make them hunt for money!! A few one dollar bills, then maybe a $5, then for the big prize – a $50!!
    LOVE your website and will be back for future fun things you make. They are all so yummy.

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    Dianne Unterbrink — December 2, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I just signed up for your RSS feed. Can’t wait to get some of your recipes sent to me! Thanks for the chance to win that mold too!

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    Luciana — December 2, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    My favorite tradition has been decorating the Christmas tree.

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    Tracey — December 2, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    posted it to Facebook!

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    Melissa @ Made in Melissa's Kitchen — December 2, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    New PJ’s on Christmas Eve! My family always did this when I was growing up and now I do it with my kids.

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    Melissa @ Made in Melissa's Kitchen — December 2, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I follow you on Twitter. :)

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    Melissa @ Made in Melissa's Kitchen — December 2, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I like you on Facebook. :)

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    Beth — December 2, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Love the the peppermint bark snowflakes. Looking for some cool new homemade gift ideas, love this one. My mom always did an advent calendar every year so I’ve continued that tradition with my own son & now my step children, who love the “new” tradition.

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    Hairett — December 2, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    My favorite tradition is putting up the Christmas tree. A classical tradition!

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    Hairett — December 2, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    I followed you on twitter!

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    Hairett — December 2, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I liked you on facebook!

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    Hairett — December 2, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I tweeted “Snowflake peppermint bark! Win your own snowflake mold from @rachelcurrier http://tinyurl.com/8a5s4eb #giveaway #recipe #Christmas”

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    Gracemarie — December 2, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Subscribed to your RSS feed, Shared your post on Facebook and “liked” you on Facebook too. That’s 3 and not bad either.

    So glad I found your website. Thank you for your post.

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    Kelly — December 3, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Making fondue and decorating the Christmas tree!

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    Lee Whitmire — December 3, 2011 at 12:43 am

    My favorite tradition is using my grandmother’s ceramic nativity scene that she painted decades ago. She has been gone now for 7 years and I love having her nativity as part of our Christmas celebrations.

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    Tracey — December 3, 2011 at 8:52 am

    like you on facebook

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    Tracey — December 3, 2011 at 9:05 am

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    Deea — December 3, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I pinned you! Soooo cute!

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    Brianne — December 3, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    My favorite holiday tradition is exchanging one gift on christmas eve after baking fresh cookies for all to eat!

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    Donna F. — December 3, 2011 at 9:20 pm
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    MELODY NEGUS — December 3, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    My favorite tradition is the local parade. Have been going since I was a kid.

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    Brittany — December 3, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Rachel –

    Do you have trouble with your bark melting or sweating after you remove it from the refrigerator?

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      Rachel — December 4, 2011 at 2:26 pm

      That’s a common issue with chocolate that needs to be chilled. It’s the difference in temperature and humidity that can cause it. I’ve read that storing the chocolate in an airtight container can help or even having the chocolate harden at room temperature.

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    Pauline — December 4, 2011 at 1:54 am

    That is absolutely the most gorgeous peppermint bark I’ve seen in my life.

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    Amanda L. (Tales from a Kitchen Misfit) — December 4, 2011 at 11:52 am

    these are so cute!!! a holiday tradition that we always do with my husband’s family is a polish tradition of breaking bread. i love it!

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    Amanda L. (Tales from a Kitchen Misfit) — December 4, 2011 at 11:52 am

    i follow you on twitter ;)

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    Amanda L. (Tales from a Kitchen Misfit) — December 4, 2011 at 11:54 am

    i like you on facebook!

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    courtney — December 4, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    baking with my family;) tons and tons and tons of cookies!!!

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    courtney — December 4, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    i liked you on facebook

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    Shannon — December 4, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    My favorite tradition is to go looking at all of the holiday lights on Christmas Eve!

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    Jan — December 5, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I’ve never seen molds like this before! They are so festive! I already follow you on twitter ;)

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    Megan — December 5, 2011 at 10:15 am

    My favorite holiday tradition is getting together with my best friend from college and baking Chrismtas cookies and candy! We are doing it in two weeks and I can’t wait!

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    Megan — December 5, 2011 at 10:17 am

    I have liked you on Facebook!

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    Megan — December 5, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I pined the snowflakes

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