This Homemade Peppermint Barkis easy to make with layers of dairy-free chocolate, vegan white "chocolate" and crushed paleo candy canes or sugar-free peppermint candy. It is the perfect healthy twist on the holiday classic. Gluten-free, refined sugar-free with low carb and keto sweetener options.
Line a 9 x 9 square pan baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a heatproof bowl, melt chocolate over a double-boiler on the stove or in the microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring well in between. Do not overheat. Once melted, stir in the peppermint extract.
Spread the chocolate evenly into the prepared pan. Place the baking pan in the fridge for 10 minutes or the freezer for about 5 minutes, until almost set.
Meanwhile, in another heatproof bowl, melt coconut butter and coconut oil over a double-boiler on the stove or in the microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring well in between. Once melted, stir in the maple syrup, peppermint extract and vanilla.
Remove the baking pan from the fridge / freezer and pour the white "chocolate" layer on top, spread into a smooth layer.
Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies or candy canes, if using.
Chill the pan in the fridge until completely hardened. Break or cut into pieces.