Mint Chocolate Swirl Bark

Easy chocolate bark swirled with mint flavored white chocolate.

stack of pieces of mint chocolate swirl bark

overhead image of pieces of mint chocolate swirled bark

Chocolate bark is one of my favorite candies to make. It’s made quickly, requires few ingredients, and is economical. One batch of bark can fill several bags or boxes if you’re gifting it. Not only this, bark is gorgeous. Especially if you layer it, swirl it, or top it. Let’s also not forget how delicious bark is. It’s chocolate! And what better to pair with chocolate than mint? Besides you, peanut butter.

The bottom layer is semi-sweet chocolate. For the best tasting bark, use quality chocolate. With so little ingredients, it’s important to use pure chocolate. I typically use Ghirardelli. You can buy their baking bars in the baking aisle near the chocolate chips. Because of their stabilizers, chocolate chips do not melt properly to produce ideal bark.

When it comes to making bark, always reach for the good chocolate.

white chocolate chunks and green candy melts in a glass measuring cup on a food scale

Swirled on top is a mint layer. The mint layer is made from 7 ounces of pure white chocolate and 1 ounce of green candy melts. The combination of the two produce a lovely mint green color. As an alternative, you can use 8 ounces of white chocolate with a drop of food coloring. For flavor, add peppermint extract. This is an alcohol-based extract, so a touch of oil will help prevent the chocolate from seizing. The oil is especially important if you skip the candy melts and only use pure white chocolate with the food coloring.

Swirling is easy. Drizzle the mint layer on top and drag a toothpick or knife through it all. I feel like kids would love doing this part!

2 images of mint chocolate swirl bark on a silpat baking mat before and after swirling

It tastes like a giant Andes mint.

pieces of mint chocolate swirled bark on a white serving tray

If you’re feeling wild (it’s almost the weekend after all), add another layer of pizazz!

pieces of mint chocolate swirled bark on a white serving tray

If you’re gifting this mint chocolate bark for the holidays, pick up a cute holiday treat tin or Christmas cookie box. Line it with parchment paper, then layer this bark inside. Sweetest homemade holiday gift! You can do this is my peppermint bark, too.

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pieces of mint chocolate swirled bark on a white serving tray

Mint Chocolate Swirl Bark

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pound
  • Category: Candy
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Easy chocolate bark swirled with mint flavored white chocolate.


Ingredients

  • 7 ounces (199g) white chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 ounce (1/4 cup) green candy melts*
  • 1/4 teaspoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract*
  • 8 ounces (226g) semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • optional: 1/3 cup chopped Andes mints

Instructions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. Melt the white chocolate and green candy melts together. Use a double boiler or microwave. If using microwave, stir the chocolate every 20 seconds to help avoid seizing. Once melted and smooth, stir in oil and peppermint extract. Set aside.
  3. Melt the semi-sweet chocolate in the same manner you melted the chocolate in step 2. Pour onto prepared baking sheet and spread out into a large rectangle. Drizzle the white chocolate mixture on top in lines. See photo above for a visual. Use a toothpick or knife to swirl the layers together. Sprinkle the top of the bark with Andes mints, if using.
  4. Allow the chocolate to set at room temperature in a cool, dry environment. My swirled barks usually take around 45 minutes. If needed, you can stick it in the refrigerator to help speed things up. Once hardened, break into pieces as large or as small as you want.

Notes

  1. Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: Store bark in an airtight container at room temperature in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. For longer storage, freeze for up to 2 months and thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Chocolate: Do not use chocolate chips or morsels. Pure chocolate is best for easy melting and best taste.
  3. Candy Melts: Instead of green candy melts, use 8 ounces of white chocolate and 1 drop of green food coloring. Or leave the mint swirl white.
  4. Peppermint Extract: Avoid using mint extract; I find it more resembles the taste of spearmint toothpaste than anything else. Peppermint extract has that wonderful cool mint flavor which pairs wonderfully with chocolate.
  5. Here is the food scale that I own.

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91 Comments

  1. Wendy B Wirsch says:

    I want to make Mint Chocolate Swirl Bark, but I can’t find the green candy melts. I checked my Wegman’s, and they don’t have it. Then I went to Michael’s Crafts. They didn’t have it either. Where can I find green candy melts?

    1. Stephanie @ Sally's Baking Addiction says:

      Hi Wendy, See recipe notes. Instead of green candy melts, use 8 ounces of white chocolate and 1 drop of green food coloring.

      1. Wendy B Wirsch says:

        I live near Philadelphia. I went on Google and found Wilton green candy melts at Party City, so I can get them there.

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