8 Peppermint Bark Ideas from Our Instagram Fans

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Not to toot our own horn, but our peppermint bark is hot stuff. Nostalgic yet timeless (it’s 20 years old this year!) with layers of textures (crunchy, creamy, oh my) and flavors (dark and white chocolate, and peppermint) it makes a great gift. We promise not to judge you if you gift it to . . . yourself. Though our peppermint bark is highly snackable on its own (some might say it’s downright addictive), it has also inspired some pretty fun creations.

 

When we’re looking for inspiration, we love to check out what our Instagram fans (they’re the best!) have dreamed up. From a peppermint bark drink rim to peppermint bark-dipped ice cream cones, there’s no shortage of incredible ideas of what to do with peppermint bark.

 

Here are a few great ideas so you can get inspired.

1. Gingerbread House 


Nothing says holiday time like a gingerbread house and @kevmasse has gone totally over-the-top with this construction. This is a gingerbread house with peppermint bark shingles and path (brilliant!). But as if that wasn’t enough, it’s sitting on a chocolate layer cake with vanilla buttercream and homemade peppermint merengue drops. Just try to top that!

2. Cake Topping


We’ve got four words for you: peppermint bark icebox cake. Instagram baker @katie_clova has topped an already stunning icebox cake with broken and crumbled peppermint bark for a stunning presentation and flavor boost.

3. Affogato

You can find peppermint lattes at any chain coffeeshop these days, and if you like that flavor combo then you’re going to go wild for this peppermint affogato from @howsweeteats. She starts with peppermint ice cream, pours over espresso, and tops it with crumbled peppermint bark. We’ll have what she’s having!

4. Drink Rim

We love frozen hot chocolate so when we saw @colljeffers holiday take on the iconic classic, we knew we had to include it. She makes frozen peppermint hot chocolate with a peppermint bark rim around the cup. With every sip, you also get a bite of peppermint bark. Now that’s genius.

5. Brownies Topping


Brownies are pretty much the perfect food on their own – chewy, fudgy, and of course chocolatey. But @floatingkitchen has figured out a way to improve upon this classic treat: top with crushed peppermint bark. Why didn’t we think of that before?

6. Donuts 

For all you chocoholics out there, check out this double chocolate donut topped with peppermint bark from @thesweetandsimplekitchen. That’s a chocolate donut with chocolate glaze and chocolate-heavy peppermint bark. A match made in heaven.

7. Ice Cream

 

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ice scream, you scream, we all scream for homemade waffle cones dipped in peppermint bark + ice cream ❤️🍫🍦 #BarkYeah

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If you think of ice cream as a summer treat, think again. Just imbue this chilly treat with some wintry vibes and it’s delectable year round. Take a cue from @everybitewetake, who not only makes homemade waffle cones but then DIPS THEM IN PEPPERMINT BARK – and then of course fills them with peppermint ice cream. Sorry for yelling – just got excited.

8. Popcorn


Is there anything better than the marriage of sweet and salty? Popcorn provides an incredible canvass for this contrasting flavor combo, and @wstemecula takes it up a notch by topping freshly popped popcorn with peppermint bark so it gets just a little ooey gooey and very delicious. We dare you to eat just one handful.

 

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