Peppermint Cookie Bark

This Peppermint Cookie Bark might just be the sweet treat that hits the spot this holiday season!  Chocolate and peppermint with a crunch is a perfectly festive treat!

Peppermint Cookie Bark with #peppermint #dessertI think holiday baking might be at the top of my favorites when it comes to this time of the year.  Some of the best cookie recipes, desserts and/or cakes that make my taste buds do a happy dance are prepared in December.  Whether it’s for the family or gifts for neighbors and friends, something sweet always seems to make everything a little bit brighter – right? {hee-hee}.

I’m always happy to find a dessert that doesn’t require hours of prep and labor (yes, I’m exaggerating a bit, but you know what I mean).  Well, guess what?  This Peppermint Cookie Bark is the golden ticket to easy holiday treats!  Why?  Well, you’ll see….

Peppermint Cookie Bark


1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1-2 sleeves saltine crackers

1 package semi-sweet mini morsel chocolate chips

Crushed Candy Canes or Starlite candies


  1. Set oven to 275 degrees.
  2. Line jelly roll pan with foil and spray with Pam.
  3. Lay out crackers, covering pan.
  4. Melt butter and sugar together in sauce pan until bubbles form.
  5. Pour mixture on crackers and bake for 10 minutes in oven.
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  7. Place back in over for 1-2 minutes to assist with melting.
  8. Spread chocolate around with spatula and top with crushed candy canes (or festive decor/toppings of choice).
  9. Put in refrigerator until hardened.
  10. Crack into 4" pieces
Mouthwatering Peppermint Cookie Bark via livelaughrowe.comSeeee….  Easy breezy!  It is on the sweet side, but it is irresistable!  You’re sure to impress your friends and family and satisy the sweet tooth that creeps up on us after dinner!  And there are so many different variables that you can make!  Like how about this one?  Caramel Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bark.  Oh. My. Goodness!

Caramel Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bark via livelaughrowe.comFor this recipe, you’ll simply use the caramel and chopped pecans instead of the crushed candy canes!  I drizzled the caramel over the pan after it was chilled — and on the plate for eating (nomnom).

Oh — my sweet friend Kristi is kicking off her 12 Days of Christmas series today and sharing a Rosemary Shortbread cookie recipe!  Be sure to swing by and say hello.

Be sure to keep up with the 10 days of Merry series:
10 Days of Merry.  A fun and festive Christmas series with #bemerry

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    • says

      Girrrrl! These are so incredibly good — and yes, those saltines get crunchy from the sugar and butter. Awesomesauce, that’s all I can say! HUGS.

  1. says

    We’ve made these for many years in my fam!! Just thought about them earlier today in fact! Wild.
    We use brown sugar…you didn’t specify sugar type on your recipe so I wondered if you used something different?

  2. Claire says

    Mine turned out yummy but too sticky on the bottom! What did i do wrong? What can I do next time to get it right? Thanks!

  3. claire says

    Love this recipe, but I think I did something wrong…the back came out extremely sticky! What did I do wrong and how can I make it better? Thanks!


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