5-Ingredient Healthy Peppermint Bark

This Healthy Peppermint Bark is the answer to true bliss. It’s gluten-free, vegetarian, free of refined sugar and just right for the keto diet!

This healthy peppermint bark is the answer to true bliss. It’s gluten-free, vegetarian, free of refined sugar and just right for the keto diet!

Are you ready to fall in love with a peppermint bark recipe?

Because this is that peppermint bark recipe.

You have to admit, delicious, minty, pieces of chocolatey goodness are hard to resist snacking on. And oh, so popular at holiday time. Or, any time of year when there is a party happening! My kids request it whenever a sweet treat is mentioned. And because it’s simple to throw together, I happily make it. Not to mention, it’s one of my best-loved indulgences, too.

Making your own healthy peppermint bark is super, super easy.  Let’s look at the ingredients for the bark, shall we? Greek yogurt, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, and peppermint extract are the ingredients that make up this scrumptious goodie. Yep, that is it! I guarantee this clean-eating, minty delight is going to become your new favorite. Hands down.

Oh – and, if you have kiddos (or pretty much anyone else who lives with you), you will put a smile on their face when you tell them you’re making some healthy peppermint bark.

Overhead view of glass bowls holding the ingredients for Healthy Peppermint Bark, including cocoa, pure maple syrup, peppermint extract, Greek yogurt and vanilla extract

Mixing the wet and dry ingredients, including maple syrup and cocoa powder in a glass bowl for Healthy Peppermint Bark

HOW CAN I MAKE HEALTHY PEPPERMINT BARK VEGAN AND NON-DAIRY?

To make this delicious, yet healthy peppermint bark vegan and non-dairy, switch out the Greek yogurt in both the dark chocolate layer and the white layer for a plant-based yogurt. Try a coconut-based product or a soy variety. The taste is still deliciously rich and heavenly, too!

Overhead view of two glass bowls, containing Greek yogurt and cocoa, peppermint extract, and pure maple syrup to make the bottom layer of Healthy Peppermint Bark

WHAT IS THE BEST COCOA POWDER TO BUY?

When buying cocoa powder for any recipe, the best one is unsweetened and all-natural, just like the cocoa I used in this healthy peppermint bark. The darker the better, as the health benefits are proven. Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants. If you are looking to make another recipe with unsweetened cocoa powder, try a heartwarming cup of hot chocolate!

View of chocolate layer of Healthy Peppermint Bark being spread in a parchment paper lined tray

View of the white peppermint layer being spread on top of the dark chocolate layer for Healthy Peppermint Bark

HOW DO I STORE HEALTHY PEPPERMINT BARK?

Keep your supply of healthy peppermint bark in the freezer and take it out just a few minutes before you want to enjoy it. But, I will let you know that a tray of this sweet and minty delicacy disappears very fast! I can pretty well guarantee this exquisite treat will be quickly enjoyed by guests and family, but if you do have some left at the end of the evening, you can store the leftovers for up to 2 months in an airtight container.

Overhead view of completed Healthy Peppermint Bark broken into pieces on the parchment paper lined tray

Close up view of completed Healthy Peppermint Bark broken into pieces on the parchment paper lined tray

IS HEALTHY PEPPERMINT BARK SUITABLE FOR SPECIAL DIETS?

Healthy Peppermint Bark covers all the bases when it comes to being good for you. The ingredients list is pretty simple and there is nothing in there that shouldn’t be. Isn’t that great? This recipe is a clean-eating delight and is also paleo-friendly. Those of you on keto, vegetarian, and no refined sugar diets are also able to enjoy this scrumptious treat. The fact that it is so easy to make and so well, clean, puts it in the category of my favorite go-to yummy recipes, and I bet the same will go for you!

Stack of completed Healthy Peppermint Bark, showing two distinct layers of white peppermint and dark chocolate ready to eat

MORE HEALTHY CHOCOLATE SWEET TREATS

At holiday time, there can never be too many sweet treats around the house for company and family to nibble on. I have a few favorites that my family insists on for Christmas and football playoffs season (and all year long, to be honest!).

 

5 from 2 votes
This healthy peppermint bark is the answer to true bliss. It’s gluten-free, vegetarian, free of refined sugar and just right for the keto diet!
Healthy Peppermint Bark
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Freeze
4 hrs
 

This Healthy Peppermint Bark is the answer to true bliss. It’s gluten-free, vegetarian, free of refined sugar and just right for the keto diet!

Categories: christmas, Clean Eating. Gluten-Free, Frozen, keto, No Refined Sugar, No-Bake, Paleo, Sweet Treat, Sweets
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: bark, Healthy peppermint bark, peppermint bark
Servings: 30 pieces
Calories: 39 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
For the Dark Chocolate Layer:
  • 2 cups full fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp dark cocoa powder
For the White Peppermint Layer:
  • 2 cups full fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup divided
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. To make the dark chocolate layer, in a medium mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of greek yogurt, the dark cocoa powder, 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, and 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract. Stir to combine.
  2. Spread the chocolate mixture out onto a rimmed baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
  3. Transfer to freezer, and freeze for 30 minutes.
  4. To make the white layer, in a medium mixing bowl, combine the remaining 2 cups plain greek yogurt, remaining ¼ cup pure maple syrup, 1 tsp peppermint extract, abd ½ tsp vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
  5. Spread the white layer over the frozen chocolate layer, and return the baking sheet to the freezer.
  6. Freeze for 3-4 hours, or until solid. Freezing overnight works well, too.
  7. When completely frozen, break into bite-size portions using your hands.
  8. Store in the freezer in an air-tight container for up to 2 months.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Peppermint Bark
Amount Per Serving (30 pieces)
Calories 39 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

14 thoughts on “5-Ingredient Healthy Peppermint Bark

  1. Lacey,

    How is your peppermint bark to the touch? Mine is sticky and also immediately melts in your hands forcing me to keep it in the freezer. Is there something I am doing wrong?

    – Samuel

  2. Thank you for sharing this gem Lacey! My husband and I made a huge batch to give as gifts to our friends and family this year. It was a lot of fun to make and “test”. Even better was how much everyone liked it! We now have a favorite holiday treat to make and share 🙂

  3. I’ve seen these so many times and have had people gift me some but I’ve never made them. Sheesh, I never knew they were so easy. I’m going to make some tomorrow morning! Thank you.

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