Saturday, December 17, 2016

Peppermint Bark Pops

Peppermint Bark Pops
How beautiful are these little peppermint bark pops?  Shaped like an old-fashioned sucker, you might even call them Christmas lollypops.  As time (and baby napping) allows, I've been baking and freezing little treats for Christmas.

We have an assortment of cookies that I've packaged up into pretty polka-dot boxes for a few neighbors, including shortbread cutout cookies with almond-flavored royal icing (the shortbread being my favorite), spice bars with cream cheese frosting, salted caramel-stuffed chocolate chip cookies, and brown butter ginger molasses raisin cookies.

We also have white chocolate dipped Oreos, soft vanilla bean salted caramels, jars of dark and spicy apple butter, and lots of nuts in their shells for snacking.  And for Christmas Day, there will be eggnog cake with bourbon vanilla buttercream and chocolate cream pie...


I'm always tempted by the beautiful cookies and candies in the Williams-Sonoma Christmas catalog, and their selection of peppermint bark is particularly mouth-watering.  What a dream it would be to work in their test kitchen, or on their catalog photo shoots.



Peppermint Bark Pops

Christmas Cookies

Peppermint Bark Pops

Peppermint Bark Pops

Peppermint Bark Pops

Christmas Cookies



Five years ago, I made peppermint bark by pouring layers of chocolate into cookie cutters, and while so pretty, I just didn't have time for that this year, so I have a much simpler option that's still lovely - these little peppermint bark pops on stripey sticks.  No molds or piping or any special skills or equipment is needed to make these, as the melted chocolate is simply dropped by spoonfuls onto parchment to form the little bite-sized treats.

And while these don't really call for a recipe, you can find it at the bottom of the post...




Peppermint Bark Pops

Christmas Cookies and Stockings

Christmas Cookies

Peppermint Bark Pops

Peppermint Bark Pops

Christmas Cookies

Peppermint Bark Pops

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Stockings

Peppermint Bark Pops

Christmas Cookies

Peppermint Bark Pops

Christmas Cookies and Eggnog for Santa

Peppermint Bark Pops

Peppermint Bark Pops

Peppermint Bark Pops

Christmas Cookies with Vintage Gift Tag

Peppermint Bark Pops

White Christmas Stockings



Peppermint Bark Pops
  • equal parts chocolate (milk, dark, semi-sweet, etc.) and white chocolate, or candy coating
  • peppermint, crushed
  • treat sticks
  • parchment paper
  • plastic wrap
  • red and green twine
 Steps:
  1. Melt the chocolate or candy coating in separate bowls, according to the instructions on the package.  (Note, for my white chocolate, I used mostly white candy coating with a few pieces of bright pink candy coating, for the palest pink tint.)
  2. Lay a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.  Spoon tablespoons of dark chocolate onto the parchment, letting it pool in little mounds.  Before the chocolate sets, lay the treat sticks down so that one end rests in the chocolate.  Refrigerate for several minutes, until chilled.
  3. Spoon the white chocolate on top of the chilled dark chocolate.  Sprinkle with the crushed peppermint.  Refrigerate until firm.
  4. If you like (and now I wish I had done this), alternate the dark chocolate and white chocolate, so that the dark is on top for half of the pops instead of all on the bottom.  Another option might be to spoon the white over the dark before the dark sets, and swirl them together slightly.
  5. After the chocolate has hardened, wrap each pop in small pieces of plastic wrap, and tie with twine.
Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen


4 comments :

  1. The $2.49/only you..you have a cute gene..more than one..love the treats..the stockings and that beautiful sign..
    and yes..have yourself a Merry Little Christmas..w/ bébé..love the addition of his stocking♥
    It's mommy's first Christmas.

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    1. The little price tag is vintage - it's from @shopthemerrymagpievintage on IG. She's local, just down the street from me, actually, and sources things from antique stores.

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  2. These pops are super cute and would be a perfect treat for children. I know they will be popular with our niece and nephew

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