1. Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate
Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate

Maria Lichty | Dessert, Drinks, Chocolate |American

Warm up with a mug of Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate. In just a few minutes, you will be sipping and singing along to Christmas music with this festive holiday recipe!

Christmas has always been one of our favorite holidays. We love decorating Christmas trees, baking cookies, singing carols, and gift giving. We also love using peppermint bark to make peppermint bark hot chocolate. We add our Harry & David peppermint bark to homemade hot chocolate to make the hot chocolate extra special. We love the minty kick! Add whipped cream and a candy cane on the side for an even more festive touch and an irresistible holiday drink. All of the cool peppermint flavors combined with the warm, rich chocolate will make you feel like you're in a Winter Wonderland. This peppermint bark hot chocolate is rich, decadent, festive, and the perfect drink to make this season!

Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 5 pieces of Harry & David Peppermint Bark
  • Whipped cream
  • Chopped peppermint bark, for garnish
  • 5 candy canes, for garnish


  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and salt.
  2. Add water; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in milk and warm over medium heat; don't boil.
  4. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla extract.
  5. Whisk until frothy.
  6. Place a piece of peppermint bark in the bottom of a mug.
  7. Pour hot chocolate over bark.
  8. Garnish with whipped cream,chopped peppermint bark, and a candy cane on the side. Serve Immediately.
Makes: 2 cups
Serves: 2 servings