This easy to follow Peppermint Bark recipe is the perfect treat for the holidays. Give it as a Christmas gift, or bring it to the Christmas party!
I love baking at Christmas time and the candy is by far my favorite! My husband was craving some yummy Peppermint Bark but have you ever seen the price on the store made stuff? It is outrageous! I thought for sure I could make it cheaper. So I gave it a try and this is what I ended up with.
Peppermint Bark Recipe
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 6 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup crushed candy canes
Peppermint Bark: Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, smoothing out any wrinkles.
Melt the semi-sweet chocolate with 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Immediately pour the melted chocolate into the prepared pan and tilt the pan so the chocolate makes an even layer. Place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, or until the chocolate has set.
Then, melt the white chocolate with the remaining 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Immediately pour the melted white chocolate over the dark chocolate and tilt the pan so the chocolate is in an even layer. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes evenly over the white chocolate. Place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, or until the chocolate has set.
Remove the Peppermint Bark from the pan by lifting the edges of the aluminum foil. Peel back the foil and break, or cut, the bark into small irregular pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
How to Make Easy Peppermint Bark
This recipe easily doubles which is great for parties or simply having extra for yourself!
I made a couple little variations to the recipe above because I wanted the peppermint flavor throughout the chocolate. Also, I used wax paper instead of aluminum foil.
Unwrap all the Candy Canes and put them in a plastic bag.
Let out all of your aggression on those candy canes and hit with a mallet until they are all in little pieces.
Pour the Candy Crumbles through a strainer to separate the larger pieces from the fine.
Here is the finer Peppermint dust, I love how it sparkles!
Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave 30 seconds at a time and stirring each time until nice and smooth.
Take half of the peppermint dust and stir it in with the chocolate. Then spread the mixture onto a pan lined with was paper.(Can you see all the specs of Peppermint?)
Repeat the same melting steps with the white chocolate. When nice and smooth add the rest of the Peppermint dust and stir in.
Spread the White Chocolate on top of the Semi-Sweet Chocolate. It is a little tricky to not mix them, but just to spread on top.
Sprinkle the larger Peppermint pieces on top of the bark.
Allow the chocolate to harden. Once set, use the mallet to break the bark into smaller, bite-size pieces.
Doesn’t it look pretty in a bowl!
MMMM Yummy! This really is so good. My whole family loved it! We will definitely be making another double batch before the end of the season.
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