Mint Chocolate Bark

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Only three essential ingredients in this Mint Chocolate Bark! The deliciousness starts with a milk chocolate base and is topped with Mint Oreo® cookies or Grasshopper® cookies, and then covered in white chocolate. Add some festive sprinkles and miniature M&Ms® if desired. 

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Image of the Mint Chocolate Bark stacked on top of each other

Mint Chocolate Bark

While Mint Chocolate Bark certainly isn’t restricted to St. Patrick’s Day, it does make a festive treat for the day. So, if you do need a last-minute St. Patrick’s Day treat, it doesn’t get much easier than this bark recipe. No baking required and only four essential ingredients!

This bark is rich, crunchy, and has a hint–just a hint– of mint flavor. Instead of adding any mint or peppermint extract to the chocolate, the mint flavor comes solely from the cookies in the center of the bark. If you would like a more noticeable mint flavor, feel free to add some mint/peppermint extract, but we love the subtle flavor as the recipe is written.

This bark has mint cookies in the center of two types of chocolate — milk chocolate and white chocolate. Depending on the cookies you use, you can choose between Thin Mint/Grasshopper cookies or Mint Oreos. More on this below!

Process shots-- images of the chocolate being melted and the cookies being pressed on top

The Cookies

We’ve made Mint Chocolate Bark so many times I’ve lost count. (thankfully our neighbors and my husband’s co-workers have helped with some of the leftovers!)

We’ve made it with Thin Mint/Grasshopper cookies, with just Mint Oreos, and then we’ve made batches with half and half. 

  • Our favorite way to make Mint Chocolate Bark is using half Grasshopper cookies and half Mint Oreos. Simply add Grasshoppers to half of the melted chocolate and Oreos to the other half! 
  • I’d say taste testers preferred the mixed batch, but with just one cookie to choose from, Mint Oreos won out for most of the testers.

QUICK TIP

Girl Scout Thin Mints are the industry standard, but you’ll find similar thin mint or grasshopper-type cookies under many other brand names.

Mint Chocolate Bark Toppings

This chocolatey-minty treat is delicious even without the toppings, but if you want to add a festive touch, then the toppings are a fun aesthetic addition. And it goes without saying that the kids love the fun they bring!

  • M&M Minis baking bits. Just pull out the green M&M’s (a fun project for the kiddos). I recommend buying the baking bits, as opposed to buying the small tubes of miniature M&M’s. The baking bits are cheaper and easier to find, plus you’ll be certain to have enough green candies in a bag. They can usually be found with other baking chips in the baking aisle of the grocery store.
  • Festive sprinkles. I grabbed this sprinkle blend on the baking aisle of my local grocery store. Any sprinkle blend works; here’s a more festive St. Patrick’s Day blend.

Process shots: adding top layers to the Mint Chocolate Bark.

Chocolate melting tips

  • Use high-quality chocolate chips for a better melt and a richer taste. My favorite is Ghirardelli® or Guittard® (not sponsored).
  • Microwave the chocolate chips in sturdy, heatsafe bowls instead of using plastic or melamine. 
  • To avoid burned chocolate chips, microwave the chips for 30 seconds at a time, and stir them for at least 20-25 seconds between each microwave burst. Remember, the chocolate is still melting even after it has been removed from the microwave. 
  • White chocolate hardens very quickly so work fast if you decide to add toppings to the Mint Chocolate Bark. As soon as the white chocolate is spread, add on the M&M’s and sprinkles.

QUICK TIP

Be careful when melting chocolate. If a drop of water gets in it, it may seize–get hard and grainy. If it’s overheated, it may turn cloudy and sticky. Going slowly and gradually is the best way to prevent ruined chocolate!

Mint Chocolate Bark Tips

  • Line the pan with parchment paper, wax paper, or even foil in a pinch. This makes for easy and clean removal of the bark.
  • I recommend using a 9×13-inch sheet pan or baking pan for this bark.
  • Adding the white chocolate can melt the grasshopper cookies a bit; if it’s spread too quickly, the two colors will blend and swirl together. To avoid this, spread the white chocolate slowly and patiently. If the two chocolates do begin to swirl together, switch to a new spoon to keep the colors separate.
  • Melt the white chocolate in batches. Spread half of the melted white chocolate over half of the cookies, then melt the rest of the white chocolate and spread on the other half. This keeps the white chocolate smooth and easy to spread. Plus, it keeps the two chocolates from bleeding together.

Pieces of Mint Chocolate Bark

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Mint Chocolate Bark

Only three ingredients in this festive Mint Chocolate Bark! This bark starts with a milk chocolate base and is topped with Mint Oreo® cookies or Grasshopper® cookies then covered in white chocolate. Add some festive sprinkles and miniature M&Ms® if desired. 
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Mint Chocolate Bark

Only three ingredients in this festive Mint Chocolate Bark! This bark starts with a milk chocolate base and is topped with Mint Oreo® cookies or Grasshopper® cookies then covered in white chocolate. Add some festive sprinkles and miniature M&Ms® if desired. 
Course Dessert, Spice
Cuisine American
Keyword Mint Chocolate Bark
Prep Time 20 minutes
Setting Time 1 hour
Servings 16 servings
Calories 192kcal
Cost $5.81

Ingredients

  • 1 bag (11.5 oz; 326g; ~2 cups) milk chocolate chips (or semi-sweet chocolate if you prefer less sweet)
  • chocolate-mint cookies such as Mint Oreo Cookies or Thin Mint/Grasshopper Cookies. Note 1
  • 1 bag (11 oz; 312g; ~2 cups) white chocolate chips divided
  • Optional: 1/4 cup miniature baking bits M&M's (pick out the greens if desired), 2 tablespoons festive sprinkles

Instructions

  • PREP: Line a 9-x-13-inch baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • MILK CHOCOLATE: Melt milk chocolate chips in 30-second intervals, stirring between each burst for 15-20 seconds, until the chocolate is smooth and melted. Melt in small bursts and stir very frequently to avoid burned chocolate -- it's still melting even outside of the microwave. Use a spatula to transfer chocolate from the bowl to the prepared baking sheet.
  • SPREAD CHOCOLATE: With a spatula, spread the chocolate into an even and smooth layer. Press the cookies on top of the chocolate. Gently press down to get the cookies to stick, but don't press so hard that the cookie presses through the chocolate layer and spreads it out. Place in the fridge while melting the white chocolate. (See Note 1.)
  • WHITE CHOCOLATE: Melt half of the white chocolate chips in 30-second intervals, stirring between each microwave burst for 15-20 seconds, until the chocolate is smooth. Gently spread the melted white chocolate on one half of the bark, on top of the cookies. Using the back of a spoon, gently spread into one even layer that covers half of the bark. If the two chocolates begin swirling together, swap out for a new spoon to keep the colors separate. Immediately top the smoothed white chocolate with half of any desired toppings. Repeat with the remaining white chocolate on the other half of the bark, adding remaining toppings after spreading the white chocolate.
  • CHILL: Chill for 30 minutes or until firmly set up. Then coarsely chop with a very sharp knife and quick decisive cuts. If the chocolate is getting melty or soft, return to the fridge to firm up a bit. (We love it best straight from the fridge!)

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Our favorite way to make this bark is using two types of cookies. Simply add Grasshopper cookies to half of the melted chocolate and Mint Oreos to the other half!  (The taste testers preferred the mixed batch, but with just one cookie to choose from, Mint Oreos won out.)
Nutrition information includes mini M&M's for the topping.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Sorry i just missed this post Will be making this soon cant wait to make these for me as i never had mint chocolate bark before i love chocolates sooooooooooo much sorry for the early comment as am in Singapore will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya

  2. What a wonderful recipe for St Patties (and honestly any other holiday as its so versatile) Thanks Chelsea!

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