Peppermint Bark Made with Fresh Mint

Peppermint Bark with Fresh Mint

Here’s how to make peppermint bark, using fresh peppermint from your garden. Only three ingredients required.

  • Author: Erin Huffstetler,
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 11 minutes (plus cooling time)
  • Yield: 1 lb 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Stove-Top
  • Cuisine: American


  • A handful of fresh peppermint
  • 1 lb baking chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint oil (food-grade) or 1 tsp peppermint extract


Roughly chop the fresh peppermint leaves.

Then, heat the chocolate in a double boiler, stirring constantly, until it’s melted.

Stir the peppermint oil or peppermint extract into the chocolate. Then, pour it out onto a lined cookie sheet. Spread it out with a spatula.

Sprinkle the chopped peppermint over the chocolate. Then, refrigerate for 30 minutes to harden.

Break peppermint bark into pieces, and enjoy. Since it contains fresh peppermint, try to eat it within a few days.


Peppermint oil packs more punch than peppermint extract. Use it, if you have it.

The chocolate can also be melted in the microwave. Start with 30 seconds. Then, stir, and heat for another 10 seconds. Continue heating and stirring in 10 second intervals, until the chocolate has melted.