This Easy Dark Chocolate Mint Bark recipe is rich and delicious! Whether you need a St. Patrick’s Day dessert or a minty fix, this will be a huge hit!
Dark Chocolate Mint Bark
If you’re looking for a perfect St. Patrick’s Day dessert or a dark chocolate mint recipe for any occasion, this is the one for you! My easy Dark Chocolate Mint Bark recipe will take you only a few minutes to make, but it looks unbelievably impressive and is absolutely delicious.
This mint candy is a fantastic option for when you need a quick dessert with simple ingredients. With rich baking chocolate and mint chocolate candy melts, this is a treat for chocolate lovers. Perfect for the holiday season or just a weeknight dinner. Either way, it will be an unforgettable treat.
This grasshopper chocolate bark is also egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and vegetarian, so a great option for various dietary restrictions.
A homemade gift that you may not have thought of, this delicious mint chocolate bark will stretch. Place some larger pieces into gift boxes and give them to your loved ones for any special occasion.
Whether it’s a festive treat for the winter holidays or for a St. Patrick’s Day party, this green mint candy makes excellent edible gifts.
How To Make Mint Chocolate Bark Recipe
Easy Dark Chocolate Mint Bark Ingredients:
8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped (I used Baker’s)
5 oz white chocolate, chopped (I used Baker’s)
1 oz (or 1/4 cup) green candy melts
2 drops peppermint extract or oil
Parchment paper, wax paper, or silicone mat
Meat mallet or sharp knife
2 medium microwaveable bowls
Kitchen spoon or wooden spoon
Toothpick, wooden skewer, or butter knife
Step 1: Line a large baking tray with parchment paper, wax paper, or a silicone baking mat and set it aside.
Take out a cutting board and using a meat mallet or a knife, separately and gently, break up your chocolate into small pieces. You can also use dark chocolate morsels if that’s your preference.
Step 2: In a microwave safe bowl, melt the semi-sweet chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals (stirring in between) until melted.
Using the microwave as your heating method is the easiest way, but if you don’t have one or you prefer not to use the microwave, you can place your chocolate in the top of a double boiler instead.
Step 3: In a separate microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate and green candy melts together in 30-second intervals (stirring in between) until melted.
Step 4: Add 2 drops of peppermint oil and stir well. Test to see if this minty flavor is enough for you and a little mint extract if you need more.
If you want to make your green color darker, you can add a few drops of green food coloring at this point.
Step 5: Pour the melted semi-sweet chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet and spread it out into a large rectangle across the entire pan in a single layer.
You want this to be a thin layer, but for the best results, you want to make sure that you can’t see the pan underneath.
Step 6: Drizzle the layer of white chocolate mixture on top, in lines.
Step 7: Use a wooden pick, a skewer, the tip of a butter knife or sharp knife, or the back of a spoon to swirl the layers of melted chocolate together. Have some fun and show off your artistic flair with your swirled pattern.
Step 8: Refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden.
Step 9: Once your peppermint bark has set, use your hands to break it into pieces as large or as small as you want, and enjoy!
How To Store Leftover Mint Chocolate Bark
Store in an airtight container (at room temperature or cooler) for up to two weeks for best results.
How Much Mint Extract Should I Add?
The level of mint extract that you put into this dessert is up to you. You may want to try two drops at first and taste it to see if it has as much mint flavor as you’d like. If not, add another drop or two. Go with your personal tastes.
Can I Use Different Kinds Of Chocolate For This Easy Chocolate Bark?
Yes! There are definitely ways to change up this recipe based on the types of chocolate you use. I used Baker’s bars, but you can replace them with semi-sweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or white chocolate chips if you have those on hand.
If you prefer milk chocolate chips instead, give that a whirl. If you have Andes mints or mint chocolate chips on hand and no mint essence to add to your white chocolate, those could be a great replacement. The key is to pick quality chocolate, so go with your favorite brand.
If you’re trying to turn this grasshopper mint chocolate bark into a Christmas candy recipe, throw some peppermint candy or pieces of candy canes into the mix. Just have fun with it!
Can I Turn This Into Mint Chocolate M&M Bark?
Yes! Grab some regular M&M’s or mint M&M’s and push them gently into the mint bark before it has set. Voila! Mint Chocolate M&M Bark!
Does Mint Bark Go Bad?
This mint bark will last for up to two weeks in a sealed container or Ziploc bag in the fridge. You can also leave it on a plate covered with foil for a few days if your home isn’t too warm such that it might melt.
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Store in an airtight container (in the refrigerator) for up to 2 weeks. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g
Store in an airtight container (in the refrigerator) for up to 2 weeks.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.