If you are looking for an easy, delicious, and vegan peppermint bark recipe- then you have come to the right blog! This recipe uses a combination of vegan dark chocolate, matcha, peppermint candies, and homemade white chocolate to form the absolute perfect chocolate treat any time of year! Get ready to make some festive and tasty Vegan Matcha Peppermint Bark!
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Growing up, my Mom and I made and gifted Peppermint Bark for everyone we knew over the holidays. It mostly consisted of melting a whole lot of Ghiradelli chocolate & smashing up hundreds of peppermints, but it was always such a fun tradition. Now, I can’t go through the Holiday season without feeling an urge to make peppermint bark. This year I decided I really wanted to make a vegan version of my favorite treat. So you are looking at my vegan chocolate creation!
Vegan White Chocolate
First thing I noticed when I began recipe testing is- it is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to find vegan white chocolate in grocery stores. I am fortunate to live in Seattle where there are tons of specialty grocery stores and even I had a hard time. I did end up finding one brand of vegan white chocolate, but it was so expensive that I decided I would just make a recipe myself.
So here is what I used:
- Wild Foods Raw Cocoa Butter. Cocoa Butter is actually the main ingredient for chocolate so don’t go skipping this part! I really like this brand because they have formed the cocoa butter into evenly sized small discs so it makes it much easier to melt.
- Nutiva Organic Coconut Butter. Coconut Butter gives the chocolate a nice creamy texture and white color. I love the taste of Nutiva’s coconut butter too!
- Wholesome Sweet Organic Powdered Sugar. This is entirely optional if you don’t want sugar in your white chocolate. However, I found using 1/2 cup makes the chocolate thicker and leads to a better consistency once frozen. Just make sure to use organic as most non-organic sugar is actually not vegan!
- Vanilla extract. Any brand will work, but higher quality brands like Heilala usually give a stronger vanilla flavor.
Vegan Dark Chocolate
For this recipe, I used my favorite vegan chocolate- PASCHA Organic 85% Dark Chocolate Baking Chips. These chocolate chips are great because they have a super rich taste and contain less sugar than other popular vegan chocolate chip brands. If you don’t have access to that chocolate Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips is another great option.
Any brand will work, but I used Frontier Peppermint Flavor since it is Organic. This adds the perfect peppermint taste to the dark chocolate!
Nothing especially healthy or natural about it, but I love using Brach’s Peppermint Candies when making peppermint bark. I know you can also buy peppermint candies that are already crushed, but I seriously enjoy the candy smashing part of this recipe!
You’re going to want to use culinary grade matcha for this recipe vs. ceremonial grade (which is better for drinking). I really enjoy Encha Culinary Grade Organic Matcha for baking and find it gives off a beautiful green color.
There you have it! Seriously, this makes the perfect gift for friends, family, or colleagues. Plus, it’s just a little bit more fun and festive with the green matcha mixed throughout. Just follow the recipe below and you will have some amazing homemade Vegan Matcha Peppermint Bark in no time!