How to Make a Peppermint Bark Dessert Bowl

Last Updated on November 16, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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The sky’s the limit with this yummy peppermint bark dessert bowl. Swapping your bowl out for a homemade peppermint bowl will make any holiday dessert stand out!

White Chocolate Peppermint Dessert Bowl

Want to know my secret for making any holiday dessert fancy? Use a white chocolate peppermint dessert bowl!

peppermint dessert bowl with chocolate mousse

Having a dessert bowl filled with my brownies, chocolate truffles, or pound cake is next-level amazing. I think my favorite dessert in the world is a white chocolate dessert bowl filled with a scoop of peppermint pie! Yum.

No matter what you put in them, these bowls are the way to go this holiday season. And trust me, even without any chocolate experience they are so easy (and quick) to make!

Just be sure you make plenty because everyone will be reaching for seconds!

peppermint dessert bowl with a silver spoon on a square white plate

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These peppermint bark dessert bowls will change your holiday dessert world! Whether it’s a family night or a large event, these bowls are sure to make a scene.

Ingredients

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  • 8 oz white chocolate candy coating
  • 4 oz crushed candy canes

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How to Make a Peppermint Bark Dessert Bowl

peppermint dessert bowl with chocolate mousse on a white plate

Don’t forget to download the full printable recipe below so you can print it out and use it whenever you feel like making this delicious recipe!

  • To make your dessert bowls, you first need to melt your chocolate. Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 1 minute.
  • Remove the bowl and stir the coating.
  • Return the bowl to the microwave for 30 seconds and stir again.
  • Continue heating in 30-second increments until the chocolate is smooth and completely melted.
  • Allow the chocolate to cool slightly for about 5 minutes.
  • Pour about 1 oz of melted chocolate into each cavity of the silicone mold and brush or turn the mold until the whole half-sphere is covered.
  • Move the molds into the refrigerator to set for about 10 minutes.
  • If you haven’t already crushed your candy canes, you should do this while your chocolate sets and pour it into a container so it’s ready!
  • When the chocolate is set, remove each dessert bowl from the mold and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Dip each of the bowls’ bottoms back into the melted chocolate and immediately into the crushed candy cane. 
  • Place the dessert bowls back on the baking sheet and back in the fridge to set again for 10 minutes.
  • When the bowls are finished, fill them with your favorite dessert and enjoy!
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Tips Tricks and FAQs 

  • Here’s a trick for making your bowls without a silicone mold! Grab a few balloons and blow them up to about the size of an apple. Melt your chocolate and let it cool. Dip each of your balloons into the chocolate and place them on a lined baking sheet. Let them set in the fridge for 15 minutes. When they are set, carefully pop the balloon with a small hole and you can continue making your bowls!
  • If you are coating your mold in chocolate and find that the chocolate is too thick, grab a wire cooling rack and place your mold upside down on the rack to let any excess chocolate drip off. When it’s done dripping, you can continue making your bowls by putting them in the fridge!
  • White chocolate candy melts are usually pretty easy to melt, but if you do notice it’s not melting well or looks seized, try adding 1 tablespoon of oil at a time to the chocolate. Stir until smooth enough to coat your molds! You can use just about any oil to do this as long as it doesn’t have a strong flavor.

Can I substitute white chocolate chips for candy melts in my dessert bowl? 

You can try to use white chocolate chips in this recipe, but they can be a little tricky when you are trying to melt them!

I recommend sticking to candy melts because they are meant for melting, but if you do want to use chocolate chips you may want to add about a tablespoon of coconut oil or vegetable oil to keep it from seizing. 

Storage

Store your peppermint bark dessert bowls in the fridge for up to 1 week. You can freeze these bowls, but make sure that they are carefully in a container so they don’t break. 

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White Chocolate Peppermint Dessert Bowl

peppermint dessert bowl with a silver spoon on a square white plate

The sky’s the limit with this yummy peppermint bark dessert bowl. Swapping your bowl out for a homemade peppermint bowl will make any holiday dessert stand out!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz white chocolate candy coating
  • 4 oz crushed candy canes

Instructions

  1. To make your dessert bowls, you first need to melt your chocolate. Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 1 minute.
  2. Remove the bowl and stir the coating.
  3. Return the bowl to the microwave for 30 seconds and stir again.
  4. Continue heating in 30-second increments until the chocolate is smooth and completely melted.
  5. Allow the chocolate to cool slightly for about 5 minutes.
  6. Pour about 1 oz of melted chocolate into each cavity of the silicone mold and brush or turn the mold until the whole half-sphere is covered.
  7. Move the molds into the refrigerator to set for about 10 minutes.
  8. If you haven’t already crushed your candy canes, you should do this while your chocolate sets and pour it into a container so it’s ready!
  9. When the chocolate is set, remove each dessert bowl from the mold and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  10. Dip each of the bowls’ bottoms back into the melted chocolate and immediately into the crushed candy cane. 
  11. Place the dessert bowls back on the baking sheet and back in the fridge to set again for 10 minutes.
  12. When the bowls are finished, fill them with your favorite dessert and enjoy!

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