Is there any flavor that says the holidays like peppermint bark? Ok, besides gingerbread. Or Grandma’s cookies. Or fruitcake. Anyhoo… I have a
slight huge obsession with peppermint bark. I could eat it by the truckload. And when I figured out how to make peppermint bark ice cream… that is gluten-free, vegan, and paleo… it is now my #1 official favorite holiday treat. Trust me when I say it tastes like the real thing. Without the sugar, dairy, and guilt! I guarantee you will love it as much as I do!
Are you looking for a healthier alternative for a holiday dessert? Are you hosting a gathering or want to take along a decadent treat to a party you are attending? This. Is. It. Everyone loves peppermint bark! it’s the quintessential holiday flavor!
So funny story about Stepson. When he was a little guy, I introduced him to homemade peppermint bark. As many kids do, he mashed words and meaning. So peppermint bark became associated with tree bark and the flavor of mint. Any time he ate something or asked for something mint, he asked for “tree bark.” Fortunately, I could translate. He is not my genetic offspring, but I certainly passed along my obsession with peppermint bark!
Soak 3 cups of cashews overnight, and then divide them in half for the two layers.
Use a Nutri Ninja or blender to make a quick and easy ice cream consistency.
I know that most vegan ice cream recipes call for the use of coconut milk. Unfortunately, I’m allergic to coconut milk, so this is a great alternative for you to try!
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You will want to ensure the chocolate layer is firm before adding the peppermint layer. And then let the peppermint layer freeze slightly to be able to add the crushed candies.
Top with some melted Enjoy Life chips mixed with a few drops of EVOO.
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OMG I love peppermint bark. This sounds amazing
Hi Dash – It’s not ice cream. But if real ice cream is off-limits, it’s an awesome replacement. And healthier too! Thanks for stopping by! I hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Holly
Thanks for linking up at the Homesteader blog hop! I am so pinning this and making it! I LOVE peppermint bark and love the fact it is Vegan and Paleo! Thank you!!
Hi Lisa – Awesome! Thanks so much and have a wonderful day! Hugs, Holly
Those look so delicious. I must have it lol. Thank you so much for posting it.
Hi John – Sure thing! It really does taste like the real thing! Cheers, Holly
Thanks for sharing this wonderful looking dessert. Nothing better to celebrate the holidays with than peppermint.
Hi Terry – Peppermint anything and everything and the holidays = perfection! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Holly
this sounds so good! I don’t even think my family would are that its a healthy dessert!
I am definitely going to try this recipe this holiday season! Sounds delicious, thank you for sharing.
Hi Kimberly – Wonderful! It’s pretty easy to make, albeit a bit long with waiting for everything to freeze. Enjoy and happy holidays! Hugs, Holly
This sounds delicious. I think I will try making this recipe this week.
Hi Debra – Wonderful! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Holly
Oh my this looks and sounds so delicious! I absolutely love peppermint so I know I would love this. I have never tried anything like this vegan- how awesome!
Hi Star – Thanks for stopping by to say hello! It’s one of my new favorite recipes. Hugs, Holly
Perfect time for a great Paleo recipe with all the sugar that will be floating around this holiday season! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday.
Hi Kimm – I know, right! I just love having an ice cream option that I can eat. Thank you for hosting – glad to be a part of your pah-tay! Hugs, holly
Thank you sharing this recipe! I am always looking for delicious recipes and especially vegan ones for my lactose intolerant friends and family
Hi Lanie – Thanks for stopping by! I try to make “normal” recipes that oh by the way happen to be vegan (and gluten free). Glad you enjoy and hope you check out some of the other recipes here. Hugs, Holly
I love Peppermint bark. This looks delicious.
Hi Tiffany – Peppermint Bark is my kryptonite! Happy holidays to you! Hugs, Holly
This looks so good! Very festive!
Thanks so much Betsy! Happy holidays to you! Hugs, Holly