Crispy Crunchy Peppermint Chocolate & Nut Bark

Crispy Crunchy Peppermint Chocolate & Nut Bark

Serves 20


  • 2 cups dark or semi-sweet chocolate pieces
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts or any of your favorite nuts almonds, pecans and cashews
  • 1/2 cup crisp brown rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut (shredded)
  • 3 candy canes


Step 1. Line a small rimmed vessel (about 6”X4”) with non-stick foil.
Step 2. Bring water in base of double boiler to a boil. Place chocolate in top pot, heat and stir with wooden spoon until melted and smooth about 5 minutes.
Step 3. While chocolate is melting, place nuts in zip top bag, seal bag and crush with mallet. Pour contents into bowl.
Step 4. Add rice cereal and coconut to bowl with nuts.
Step 5. Stir nut mixture into chocolate and with a rubber spatula, scrape mixture out of double boiler and onto foil.
Step 6. Sprinkle top with shredded coconut and pat down gently with flat hand.
Step 7. Refrigerate until set, about an hour.
Step 8. Remove foil from bark and place top side up on a cutting board. Place point of sharp knife into bark and break into 1 inch pieces. (pieces will be irregular shapes but that’s ok!)
Step 9. Enjoy!


Pictured is the bark with crushed candy canes for the holidays.

Experiment by using a variety of nuts and different crunchy ingredients.

Lasts up to 2 weeks in fridge in airtight container.