Peppermint Bark Cookies

I’m really excited to share these Peppermint Bark Cookies with you today!  I was brainstorming a few weeks ago about what “goodie” to make for family and friends and creating these cookies came to mind. I really dislike dipping things in chocolate because they never seem to work out right, but these are fail-proof. I promise!

SO cute!  Who doesn’t like chocolate and peppermint?

Ingredients Needed:

  • Chocolate Sandwich Cookies {18 oz.}
  • Almond Bark {1 1/2 lbs}
  • Soft Peppermint Sticks {or round ones}
  • Peppermint extract

Melt all the almond bark in the microwave or in a double boiler, stirring frequently. Add 1 1/2 t. peppermint extract and stir well.

Crush peppermint sticks.  I normally double two zipper plastic bags and then use my hammer to break them up. :)  Place a metal strainer on a plate and add crushed peppermints.

Dipping the cookies is so easy!

1. Drop a cookie in the melted almond bark.

2. Use a spoon to cover it with almond bark.

3. Pick it up with a long-tinned fork and gently tap the fork on the side of the bowl. This helps remove excess almond bark that would create an ugly “collar” around the bottom of the cookie.

4. Place on parchment paper, wax paper or aluminum foil. Gently shake the metal strainer of peppermint pieces over the cookies while the almond bark is still soft.

Allow the cookies harden and then you can package them up to give!

Delicious-ness!

I plan to roll these cookies up in “tubes” of cellophane and tie ribbon or baker’s twine around the ends. :)

Do you make goodies to give each year?  What do you have planned for this year?

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XO

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Comments

  1. my family has made these for as long as i can remember, but i’ve never thought to add peppermint. great idea!

  2. I love this! I dip half the oreo in chocolate, then dip it in chopped Andes mints.

  3. What a great gift idea! I can’t wait to try these. :)

  4. I’ve always loved these! Yours look so pretty with that light dusting of candy cane!

  5. Wow – these look great – I will have to try them! I’ve got another easy recipe that’s similar that we LOVE – almond bark covered Ritz Cracker peanut butter sandwiches (Yes, I know – they need a shorter name! haha). (http://www.abideathome.com/?p=310) I’ve never thought of trying it with Oreos though….yum!! I wonder if one of those pretty Pringles cans I’ve been seeing on Pinterest would be a good container for these or if it would be too big….you know the ones where they cover the can with scrapbook paper and modge podge it on? Anyway, thanks for the post, I’ll be trying it soon! :)

  6. Yum! Now I don’t need to buy the Trader Joe cookies anymore. I can’t wait to try this!! Thanks for sharing:)

  7. Oh I’d love to eat one (or 3)of these ;) They sound/look good! I may just try to make them and I saw some other recipes in your “linkwithin” that look good too ;)

  8. These look super yummy! Can’t wait to try them:)

  9. Love these! And your photography is gorgeous!

  10. I made these yesterday – DELISH! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  11. Every Christmas I make the Ritz cracker peanut butter “sandwiches” dipped into Chocolate bark mixed with a good semi-sweet chocolate. Allow them to set on waxed paper…and ta da…a family favorite. My friend here in Texas loves these, as they bring back memories of a New England treat she enjoyed as a child.

  12. hi myra, how are you.
    this receipe looks great, I will try it for some of xmas presents for the neighbors.
    your photos are gorgeous, can you tell me which camera do you use. I am asking my santa/hubbie a new camera for xmas/mothers day (here in my town it is celebrate in december 8), anniversary (which is in january), my bday (of god everything happens to be the same weeks :), and at this very moment i am looking for ideas of cameras, but dont know which to choose. pls HELP!
    rgds, dalys (my email is burundanguitas@gmail.com)
    tks,

    • Hi Dalys! I use a Canon Rebel Xsi and right now I’m still using the lens that came with it, but a 50mm f/1.8 lens is on my Christmas list this year. :) I hope that helps!!!

  13. My almond bark seized up when I added the extract after melting it. I added a little shortening and increased the heat, which solved the problem. The only thing is that on some of them the bark was a little thin. Haven’t tried them yet…..still cooling.

  14. Thank you for this recipe. I used/played with/baked with almond bark for the first time 2 weeks ago to make almond clusters and fudge. This is the first holiday that I’ve baked sweets as holiday gifts. Now I want to try this recipe. Thanks!!!

  15. am so going to make these for my coworkers for christmas gifts!!

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