Peppermint bark is easily one of the most popular holiday sweet treats. It can be pricy to buy premade, but not to worry: it’s super easy to make at home!
This version is special, however. Sprinkles and candies turns this tasty peppermint bark into adorable Melted Snowman Peppermint Bark. Try making this with your kiddos, and watch them smile as the snowmen come to life before their eyes!
TIP: When you make chocolate bark throughout the rest of the year, try using different extracts – like almond or coconut – to change up the flavors!
Melted Snowman Peppermint Bark
(Original recipe: Princess Pinky Girl)
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate
12 oz white chocolate
1 tsp peppermint extract
12 mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, cut in half to make “hats”
24 candy eyes (I used Wilton)
Large black or silver sphere sprinkles (I used Wilton)
12 pretzel rods
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Fill the bottom of a large pot with 3” water and bring to simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to low, then place a large heatproof bowl on top. Add semi-sweet chocolate and stir occasionally until chocolate has melted. Stir in peppermint extract. Pour into prepared baking sheet and spread into an even layer with an offset spatula. Refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes.
Over the same pot of barely simmering water, place another large heatproof bowl. Add white chocolate and stir until melted. Pour over set semi-sweet chocolate then top immediately with candy canes.
Place all of the “snowman” parts on top of the chocolate. Refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes.
Use a warm knife to carefully score the chocolate and break into pieces.