Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Day Date in the current year: December 3, 2024

Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Day Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Day is one of many cheesecake days created by Patti Jewel. It is celebrated on December 3 in honor of a delicious dessert that combines the sweetness of chocolate and the freshness of peppermint.

Peppermint bark is a chocolate confection that is commonly associated with the Christmas season in the United States. It consists of chocolate and crushed peppermint candy, typically candy canes. The most common variation of peppermint bark has a layer of dark chocolate topped with a layer of white chocolate, which is in turn topped with candy pieces, but any chocolate that has peppermint candy pieces in it can be referred to as peppermint bark.

The origins of peppermint bark are unclear, but it is believed to be derived from mendiants, traditional French Christmas confections composed of a chocolate disk studded with nuts and dried fruits. One of the first mentions of peppermint bark is dated 1966, but the confection started to become really popular in the late 1990s, when Williams Sonoma introduced its version of peppermint bark.

Peppermint bark is sold seasonally by several confectionery companies such as Dove, Ghirardelli, and Williams Sonoma. It is also very easy to make at home. All you need to do is melt some chocolate, combine it with crushed peppermint candy, spread the mixture over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and chill until firm. Once the peppermint bark is chilled, you can remove it from the sheet and break into pieces like you would do with peanut brittle.

If you want to make two-layer peppermint bark, melt some dark or milk chocolate, spread it over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Then melt some white chocolate and spread in top of hardened dark/milk chocolate. Sprinkle with chunks of peppermint candy and refrigerate for 15 more minutes, then break into pieces.

Peppermint bark cheesecake is a fun way to combine a beloved holiday treat with one of the most popular and delicious desserts. It typically consists of a chocolate cookie crust and a creamy filling made with cream cheese, white chocolate, and vanilla and peppermint extract. To give your cheesecake a little crunch, you can mix small chunks of peppermint bark into the filling and sprinkle the cheesecake with crushed candy canes.

Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Day is celebrated annually on December 3. Like the rest of Cheesecake Days, it was launched by Patti Jewel and her team at HolidaySmart. Jewel created the original Cheesecake Day (July 30) back in 1985, but the holiday didn’t gain traction until it was published online in 2011. Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Day joined the Cheesecake Day family in 2018.

If you’ve been thinking about serving peppermint bark cheesecake for Christmas, Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Day is a great occasion to test the recipe. If you’re not in the mood for baking or even making a no-bake cheesecake, you can celebrate the holiday by picking up come peppermint bark cheesecake from your favorite bakery and enjoying it with a mug of peppermint latte because December 3 is also National Peppermint Latte Day.

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