How to Store Peppermint Bark

The candy in peppermint bark stores well at room temperature with a simple covering of plastic, but the "bark" in peppermint bark -- the chocolate -- doesn't last long when exposed to oxygen, light or heat. So, storing peppermint bark for maximum shelf life requires an airtight container and a dark, cold place -- in other words, a refrigerator or freezer. Wrap peppermint bark as soon as it cools if you don't use it right away.

Handle peppermint bark as little as possible to prevent melting. (Image: Jacek Nowak/iStock/Getty Images)

Things You'll Need

  • Wax paper

  • Plastic wrap

  • Airtight container or heavy-duty freezer bag

Step 1

Break the peppermint bark into large pieces.

Step 2

Wrap each piece of bark in wax paper then wrap it titghtly in plastic wrap.

Step 3

Place the wrapped bark in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator up to two weeks. To increase the bark's shelf life to six months, store it in a heavy-duty freezer bag in the freezer

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