Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate Recipe

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In Arizona we only have a couple of months with cold enough weather to enjoy hot drinks. This year we added some flavor to a family favorite with the Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate Recipe. Smooth warm peppermint chocolate served with whipped topping and DOVE® Peppermint Bark is the best way to enjoy a cool night with family. We also picked up M&M’s® to add to the festive fun in our home this season and talk about giving back to our community. Now through 12/25, every time you buy M&M’s® at Walmart, fresh nutrient-rich milk will be donated to kids and families who may otherwise go without. Participating in The Great American Milk Drive and donating to is an excellent way to spread joy during the holidays and help make sure children get the nutrients they need. Helping families in need is easy – learn more about how you can help too at

Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate recipe

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Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate Recipe


  • 2 C Great Value® 2% Milk
  • 1/2 C Sugar
  • 1/4 C Cocoa
  • 1 TSP Cinnamon
  • DOVE® Peppermint Bark (limited edition)
  • Whipped topping

Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate ingredients

We are excited to be part of The Great American Milk Drive delivering its 1 MILLIONTH gallon to Feeding America and its nationwide food bank network. Milk is naturally nutrient-rich and provides great powers potential – if you have access to it. Milk’s 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of high-quality protein per 8 ounce serving, can help to ensure that kids have the potential to play, learn and grow. Without milk in their diets, it’s hard for kids to get nutrients they need to grow up strong so it’s important for us to help educate parents and make sure children have access to milk.

Stir together milk, sugar, cocoa, and cinnamon in pot. 

Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate mix

Bring ingredients to boil and simmer for 5 minutes. While hot chocolate is simmering, chop five pieces of DOVE® Peppermint Bark. Add to pot and stir until melted. 

Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate chopped

Remove hot chocolate from stovetop and serve warm. Top with whipped topping and garnish with chopped DOVE® Peppermint Bark.

Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate whipped topping

When guests are over serve peppermint bark hot chocolate with your favorite M&M’s® holiday decorations and plenty of M&M’s®! Our favorites this season are the festive red and green M&M’s® Milk Chocolate and M&M’s® White Peppermint. The White Peppermint variety are limited edition and are only in stores for a limited time. Not only are you sharing a yummy treat with friends, it’s also a great opportunity to share that by purchasing M&M’s® at Walmart, you are helping families in need that wouldn’t otherwise have access to providing appropriate nutrition to their children.

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When purchasing grocery items at Walmart, it’s a great reminder that not all families have access to good high-quality protein and other essential nutrients. Add M&M’s® to your shopping cart to be part of the difference.

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Who will you be sharing a cup of peppermint bark hot chocolate and the message of giving to families in need with this holiday season? 

warm peppermint bark hot chocolate

Learn more about MARS Chocolate at Walmart and how you can make a difference with The Great American Milk Drive. Check out these festive recipes to make having guests over this holiday season fun and easy!

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