This delicious Peppermint Yogurt Bark is layered with dark chocolate, a mixture of Greek yogurt and elderberry syrup and crushed peppermint candy canes. It takes minutes to whip up with four simple ingredients and an hour in the freezer until you’re nibbling on complete holiday bliss!
Peppermint bark is one of my FAVORITE holiday season treats. I used to buy big containers and put them out in bowls around the house. Not only do they look incredibly festive, but they are sooo good. It’s one of those foods where you don’t realize how much you’ve eaten until the bowl is empty, ha!
My family has been on such a health journey, especially these last few years. I’m learning so much and have been making small changes here and there. Looking at us now, I can see how far we’ve really come. It’s exciting!
Well, here’s the point I’m getting at…
Have you checked out the ingredient label on peppermint bark from your local store?
Because I did. And yikes!
The list was a mile long, and I couldn’t pronounce more than half the ingredients. That’s scary, in my opinion. What was worse? There was no ACTUAL peppermint (mind-blown). How was this even possible? Oh… artificial colors and flavorings, that’s how.
So, I tossed the container in the trash and started doing a bit of digging on the internet to find a healthier alternative.
Four Simple Ingredients
As I read through recipe after recipe, I realized pretty quickly that this yogurt bark doesn’t need to be complicated to be mouthwatering and delicious. In fact, as I started to test a few recipes and tweak them a bit to suit my tastes… I realized that the simpler it was, the better it tasted.
Here’s something about me you might know… I like things to be in order. I like the kitchen counters tidy (as much as they can be after my boys whirl through there like a tornado), my bed made every morning and the minimalist style. Well kinda. Too plain, no thanks. Simple with just a sprinkle of color… yes, please!
Have you seen some of those barks with like a thousand toppings on them? It feels like too many flavors for me. Too much going on. So I kept it simple. And that’s how this recipe was created. My simple side said, “A base of dark chocolate, then a yogurt & elderberry layer with just a sprinkle of crushed candy canes is perfect.”
So, as I’m sure you’ve guessed, here are those four simple ingredients:
In fact, with the holiday season upon us… you might already have these four ingredients sitting in your pantry right now.
My Secret Weapon
Oh, let me tell you about my secret weapon in keeping my family healthy, especially during this bustling holiday season — Organic Elderberry Syrup. It's the ultimate holiday elixir for us, a game-changer in our pursuit of well-being.
Picture this: it’s the holiday season, and you’ve put so much effort into making it downright magical for your family. But guess what? One of your kiddos, or your husband… is sick! They’re in bed, coughing, feeling horrible… and you’re overwhelmed with sadness because this isn’t what you wanted for them.
You wish you could take it away.
You’re worried you’re going to get sick too.
You start panicking.
With elderberry syrup as part of your daily routine, it's like fortifying your defenses against those seasonal bugs going around. That’s why we take a small dose every single morning, like clockwork.
And if you or a loved one starts to catch something, all you need to do is follow the intensive dosage on my bottle to kick it FAST. Did you know that studies have shown that elderberries can reduce symptoms and shorten the length of the common cold and the flu?
My Organic Elderberry Syrup has transformed my family’s health, and we’ve all grown to absolutely love the sweet and tart flavor. That’s why I add it to some of our favorite recipes, like this peppermint yogurt bark, for an additional immune health boost!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Just in case you’re looking for a few more reasons to love this recipe:
- You can never go wrong with dark chocolate
- It's a celebration of simplicity and mindful eating during the holiday rush
- Delivers a burst of festive flavors without the guilt
- The smooth, tangy yogurt layer perfectly complements the subtle sweetness of elderberry
- The satisfying crunch of crushed candy canes adds that nostalgic holiday flair
- With almost effortless preparation and minimal ingredients, this bark embodies the essence of the season: joyous, flavorful and refreshingly uncomplicated
Are you done reading and ready to dive in? Great, me too! Let’s do this.
Ingredients for Peppermint Yogurt Bark
Just as I’ve stated above, you’ll only need four simple ingredients for this delicious melt-in-your-mouth bark recipe.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 cups of Dark Chocolate Chips
- 20-24 oz container of Plain Greek Yogurt
- ⅓ cup of Organic Elderberry Syrup
- 1 box of YumEarth Candy Canes
A little note on which chocolate chips to buy for a truly healthy and nourishing treat: try to avoid anything with added seed oils or other weird ingredients. Seed oils are full of inflammatory properties and highly processed.
My favorite brands of dark chocolate chips include Enjoy Life, Lily’s and Hu. All three are easily found in grocery stores and even Target.
Now it’s time to whip these bad boys up!
How to Make Peppermint Yogurt Bark
This recipe takes just a few minutes to assemble and then some time in the freezer. Easy, peasy.
Here’s how to make this yummy yogurt bark:
STEP 1: Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper.
STEP 2: Melt the chocolate using either the double boiler method or your microwave. If using the microwave, melt for 30 seconds then stir. Then microwave for another 30 seconds and stir. Continue this until the chocolate is fully melted. Pour over parchment paper and allow it to harden completely before moving on.
STEP 3: In a bowl, combine the yogurt and elderberry syrup. Whisk until smooth and combined. Pour your yogurt and elderberry mixture onto the chocolate layer (after it’s hardened) and smoothen it with a spatula.
STEP 4: Using a can, crush unwrapped candy canes in a large Ziplock bag. Sprinkle on top of the yogurt mixture.
STEP 5: Freeze for at least 2 hours.
STEP 6: Take out of the freezer and either cut or break the bark into pieces.
Now it’s time to indulge!
Dive into this delightful fusion of chocolate mingling with the velvety tang of yogurt, topped off with a refreshing peppermint crunch that's the ultimate cherry on top! If you happen to have any leftovers, which I doubt, let’s get into how to store this delight.
How to Store This Peppermint Yogurt Bark
Storing this irresistible Peppermint Yogurt Bark is a breeze!
Once you've relished every last bite (which, trust me, won't take long), simply transfer any leftovers into an airtight container.
Pop it back into the freezer, ensuring it sits flat to maintain its tempting texture. If you have a sizable batch, layering parchment paper between the pieces prevents sticking.
Oh, and here's a tip: placing the container in the coldest part of your freezer ensures it stays perfectly firm.
Ready to enjoy another delightful nibble? Just retrieve a piece or two and savor that frozen festivity all over again!
More Immune Support
Looking for even more ways to build your family’s immune system? Try out our elderberry syrup, elderberry gummies or chewable vitamin C tablets. Just click here to visit my store.
Here's to a healthier you this winter!
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