My peppermint bark recipe contains antioxidant-rich dark chocolate and cocoa butter; plus, its festive colors, that are naturally made with beet juice and spirulina, will definitely get you into the holiday spirit.
- 10 drops peppermint oil or 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
- 3 cups cocoa butter or cacao butter
- 2 tablespoons powdered coconut milk (or canned coconut milk)
- three 3-ounce dark chocolate bars, 75% cacao and up
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1–2 tablespoons fresh beet juice (red food coloring)
- 1 tablespoon powdered spirulina (green food coloring)
- In a double boiler over medium heat, melt cocoa butter, powdered coconut milk, two tablespoons of maple syrup and 5 drops of peppermint oil.
- Separate white chocolate mixture into three bowls. Set one aside.
- Add spirulina to one bowl and mix thoroughly until desired green color is evenly distributed.
- Pour green white chocolate mixture into a dish lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for about 15–20 minutes.
- Follow steps 3 and 4 once again but add beet juice instead of spirulina.
- Remove white chocolate from freezer and break into small pieces. Set aside.
- In a double boiler over medium heat, melt chocolate bars, coconut oil, remaining honey and peppermint oil.
- Pour dark chocolate mixture into a lined baking sheet. Spread evenly.
- Pour remaining white chocolate on top of dark chocolate mixture (reheat white chocolate if necessary).
- Sprinkle green and red chocolate pieces on top of the dark and white chocolate.
- Place in freezer for 15–20 minutes or until fully solidified.
- Break apart for serving.
To make this recipe easier to put together, I highly recommend that you use a double boiler.
- Prep Time: 25 min
- Cook Time: 35 min
- Category: Desserts
- Method: Double-boiler/freezer
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 piece (1/8 cup)
- Calories: 191
- Sugar: 2.5g
- Sodium: 4mg
- Fat: 19.5g
- Saturated Fat: 11.7g
- Unsaturated Fat: 6.8g
- Carbohydrates: 4g
- Fiber: 0.7g
- Protein: 0.6g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
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