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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Bark

This 4 ingredient holiday dessert recipe makes a delicious homemade gift! This Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Bark also makes a great addition to holiday cookie boxes!

If you’re looking for more easy holiday desserts, check out some of my other favorites like my Easy Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies, Easy Peppermint Hot Chocolate, or my Vegan Roasted Cinnamon Pecans.

dark chocolate peppermint pretzel bark, 4 ingredient holiday dessert recipe

Why You'll Love This Recipe

4 Ingredients: This simple recipe for Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Bark has just 4 ingredients! I love easy recipes like this, especially during the holidays!

Easy: This 4 ingredient holiday dessert recipe is incredibly easy! Chocolate and peppermint is a holiday staple this time of year, so this easy recipe will be delicious nostalgic treat for anyone you share it with!

Vegan: This 4 ingredient holiday dessert recipe is naturally vegan! I’m using dark chocolate in this Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Bark, but if you are not vegan and want to use milk chocolate or white chocolate, you can definitely do that!

Perfect for Gifting: This 4 ingredient holiday dessert recipe is perfect for gifting! I actually did a sheet of this for some of my holiday gifts this year. I love giving small bags of treats around the holidays (obviously, as an ex-bakery owner!). I even linked the jars that I used here so you can easily gift!

dark chocolate peppermint pretzel bark, 4 ingredient holiday dessert recipe

Ingredients for Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Bark

Mama Ganache Organic Dark Chocolate

Organic Pretzel Twists

Frontier Co-Op Organic Peppermint Flavor

India Tree Nature's Colors Peppermint Crunch

dark chocolate peppermint pretzel bark, 4 ingredient holiday dessert recipe

Tools Needed

Baking Sheet Half Sheet Pan (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off my favorite stainless steel sustainable bakeware!)

Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)

Heatproof Bowl

Spatula

17 oz Jars (for gifting)

Holiday Ribbon (for gifting)

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dark chocolate peppermint pretzel bark, 4 ingredient holiday dessert recipe

How to Make Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Bark

Step 1

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the pretzels out onto the baking sheet.

Step 2

In a heatproof bowl, melt the dark chocolate. You can do this using a double boiler or you can do this in the microwave. If using the microwave, be sure to do 30 second intervals and stir well between each one, to avoid burning.

Step 3

Once the chocolate is melted, add in the peppermint flavor and stir to combine completely.

Step 4

Pour the chocolate over the top of the pretzels and spread it out to coat all the pretzels.

Step 5

Top with the peppermint crunch (or candy canes if using).

Step 6

Place the baking sheet in the freezer to harden for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Step 7

Break up the bark into pieces.

dark chocolate peppermint pretzel bark, 4 ingredient holiday dessert recipe

Tips for Making Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Bark

• You can temper the chocolate if you want to, but it’s not necessary. Whatever you prefer! If you don’t temper the chocolate you may want to store this candy in the fridge. If you are gifting it or leaving out at room temperature for a party, then I would recommend tempering. If not, then up to you!

• I use mini pretzel twists for this recipe! If you can’t find them or want to use another kind of pretzel you can. If you’re using sticks, rods or larger twists, they’ll get broken up when you break up the bark! The weight may be different if using a different pretzel, but you just have to make sure they cover your entire baking sheet and you’ll be great!

• If you want to make this gluten free, you can easily use gluten free pretzels!

• I use Frontier Co-Op Organic Peppermint Flavor in this recipe. But, if you have an organic peppermint extract, you could also use that as well. The flavor is less concentrated than extract so you may want to use half the amount of extract. You can always try a bit of the melted chocolate to see what you think and add more if desired!

• I use India Tree Nature’s Colors Peppermint Crunch as it’s way easier than smashing up candy canes. But, if you want to smash up candy canes and add on top, you could also do that!

• The jars you see in the photos can be found here. These 17 oz glass jars make an adorable gift! This recipe will make about 6 jars.

dark chocolate peppermint pretzel bark, 4 ingredient holiday dessert recipe

FAQ's

Can I use another kind of chocolate?

Yes, if you want to use milk chocolate or white chocolate either of chose would also be insanely delicious in this recipe!

What can I use in place of peppermint crunch?

You can use organic candy canes in place of peppermint crunch if you want. Just be sure to crush them up into small pieces before sprinkling on top.

How should I store homemade bark?

If you temper the chocolate, then homemade bark can be stored at room temperature. But, if you don't temper the chocolate then you should store this back in the fridge to prevent chocolate sweating or melting.

You all know I’m a huge organic advocate. And I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good. Otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else.

Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones. Therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Additionally, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! I linked all the exact ingredients I used when making this recipe in the Ingredients section. You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip — hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post on Food Labels and What They Mean.

dark chocolate peppermint pretzel bark, 4 ingredient holiday dessert recipe

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Bark

Mimi Council
This 4 ingredient holiday dessert recipe is easy and festive! This Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Bark makes a delicious holiday treat!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Makes 35 ounces
Calories 154 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread the pretzels out onto the baking sheet.
  • In a heatproof bowl, melt the dark chocolate. You can do this using a double boiler or you can do this in the microwave. If using the microwave, be sure to do 30 second intervals and stir well between each one, to avoid burning.
  • Once the chocolate is melted, add in the peppermint flavor and stir to combine completely.
  • Pour the chocolate over the top of the pretzels and spread it out to coat all the pretzels.
  • Top with the peppermint crunch (or candy canes if using).
  • Place the baking sheet in the freezer to harden for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • Break up the bark into pieces.

Video

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Notes

Gluten Free – Use gluten free pretzels.
High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 110mgPotassium: 164mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 8IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 3mg
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