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Peppermint Pretzel Bark on white plate with green sprinkles.
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Peppermint Dark Chocolate Pretzel Bark

This Peppermint Dark Chocolate Pretzel Bark is full of rich dark chocolate, salty pretzels and pieces of candy cane. This simple treat is a holiday crowd pleaser!
Prep Time10 mins
Chill15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 216kcal
Author: Lorie Yarro

Ingredients

  • 1 bag dark chocolate chips (12 oz.) dairy free/allergy friendly if needed
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 ½ c mini pretzel twists (approx.)
  • c candy canes, crushed or about 8-10 mini candy canes, 3 large candy canes
  • holiday or festive sprinkles, if desired

Instructions

  • Place candy canes in a plastic bag and crush using a wooden spoon.
  • Line the bottom of an 9x9 inch pan with parchment paper and then spread pretzels evenly.
  • Microwave the chocolate in 20 second increments, stirring well between each heating.
  • Once melted, remove from heat and add peppermint extract and half of the candy canes and stir.
  • Pour slowly over pretzels and shuffle pan in all directions and then spread over top with a spatula to cover as much as possible.
  • Sprinkle remaining candy canes on top and freeze for about 15 minutes.
  • Once bark has hardened, break into pieces and enjoy! Store at room temperature in an air tight container for about 1 week.

Notes

  • If you are worried about the candy canes being a bit too much, crush them up really small. That way no one will lose a tooth but you can still enjoy this crunchy chocolate pretzel bark with candy canes!
  • If you cook the chocolate too long, it will scald and there will be no returning. I advise heating until almost all of the chocolate chips are melted. From there, you can just keep stirring and the heat will melt it all the rest of the way.
  • No candy canes? Peppermint candies will work as well!

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg