My favorite Christmas treat is peppermint bark.  Hands down, I could eat my weight in it.  But with dietary restrictions, I wanted to recreate the amazing taste without dairy, and with minimizing the sugar amount.  Enter – Vegan Peppermint Bark. Nailed it!

 

My favorite Christmas treat is peppermint bark.  Hands down, I could eat my weight in it.  But with dietary restrictions, I wanted to recreate the amazing taste without dairy, and with minimizing the sugar amount.  Enter - Vegan Peppermint Bark. Nailed it! #peppermintbark #recipe #christmas #vegan #pinkfortitude

 

You can go into any gourmet store, or even places like Williams Sonoma and pay serious moolah for peppermint bark. It is sooooo easy to make! Perfect for your holiday guests, hostess gifts, or all around holiday noshing.

 

My favorite Christmas treat is peppermint bark.  Hands down, I could eat my weight in it.  But with dietary restrictions, I wanted to recreate the amazing taste without dairy, and with minimizing the sugar amount.  Enter - Vegan Peppermint Bark. Nailed it! #peppermintbark #recipe #christmas #vegan #pinkfortitude

 

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!

 

My favorite Christmas treat is peppermint bark.  Hands down, I could eat my weight in it.  But with dietary restrictions, I wanted to recreate the amazing taste without dairy, and with minimizing the sugar amount.  Enter - Vegan Peppermint Bark. Nailed it! #peppermintbark #recipe #christmas #vegan #pinkfortitude

 

I’ve seen this made with either just the chocolate, just the white chocolate, or both. I personally like both. I like using the dark morsels from Enjoy Life. They are hands down my favorite.

Be sure to add 1-2 DROPS of Peppermint Essential Oil to each chocolate layer because any more will be too much. Trust me.

I laugh at the irony that my favorite part of making this is using a meat tenderizer to crush the mint candies (especially since this is vegan). If you are having a bad day, taking out your frustrations on those poor candies is better than therapy or Xanax.

 

 

Some people like to place the crushed candy canes on top. I like them stirred into the white chocolate layer. Regardless, there are a few variations to making peppermint bark.  It’s all pretty much the same – melt the chocolate, add mints.  Done.  Easy peezy!

 

Recipe Resources

Vegan Chocolate Chips

Vegan White Chocolate Chips

Peppermint Essential Oil

Organic Candy Canes

Meat Tenderizer

Peppermint Treats 

Christmas Recipes and Articles

 

I recommend keeping the peppermint bark in the refrigerator when you aren’t eating it.  I would also recommend not eating the entire batch yourself in one sitting.  I mean… well… yeah.

 

My favorite Christmas treat is peppermint bark.  Hands down, I could eat my weight in it.  But with dietary restrictions, I wanted to recreate the amazing taste without dairy, and with minimizing the sugar amount.  Enter - Vegan Peppermint Bark. Nailed it! #peppermintbark #recipe #christmas #vegan #pinkfortitude

 

Vegan Peppermint Bark Recipe

Vegan Peppermint Bark

Author Holly Bertone | Pink Fortitude

Ingredients

  • 1 10 oz bag Vegan (Dark) Chocolate Chips We love Enjoy Life!
  • 1 10 oz bag Vegan White Chocolate Chips
  • 2 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 8 Organic Candy Canes or 24 Starlite Mints

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. Place unwrapped candy canes (or mints) in double sealed plastic bags and crush. Set aside.

  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, add bag of chocolate chips and 1 TBSB olive oil.

  4. Heat one minute.

  5. Stir, and heat in 20-second increments until melted.

  6. Add 2 drops peppermint essential oil and stir.

  7. Pour evenly into pan.

  8. Let sit in the fridge for 1-2 hours.

  9. Repeat for white chocolate.

  10. Stir in crushed peppermint candy.

  11. Pour on top of dark chocolate.

  12. Top with remaining crushed peppermints (optional)

  13. Let sit in the fridge for 1-2 hours.

  14. Break into small pieces.

 

My favorite Christmas treat is peppermint bark.  Hands down, I could eat my weight in it.  But with dietary restrictions, I wanted to recreate the amazing taste without dairy, and with minimizing the sugar amount.  Enter - Vegan Peppermint Bark. Nailed it! #peppermintbark #recipe #christmas #vegan #pinkfortitude

 

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Love, hugs, and thankful for peppermint bark season.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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