This Christmas treat was readers’ choice, chosen by my Facebook friend Brittany. Great pick! Thanks for the suggestion, Brittany. I had never made Peppermint Bark before. It’s easy, simple and addicting.
Before I get to the recipe, it has been snowing in our neck of the woods for just about the entire day. It is gorgeous! The boys had so much fun playing in it. We made a snowman named Charlie, and a fort with a back door. We can’t wait to get back out there tomorrow to throw some more snowballs around!
Back to the star of the post, the Peppermint Bark!
Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
Pour an 11.5-oz. package of milk or dark chocolate chips into a small bowl and an 11.5-oz. package of white chocolate chips into another small bowl.
Microwave the milk (or dark) chips in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each one, until the chocolate is smooth.
Pour onto the prepared baking sheet.
Smooth it out with a spatula and place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to harden.
Meanwhile, melt the white chips using the same 30-second interval method.
Pour the white chocolate on top of the hardened milk (or dark) chocolate.
Spread evenly with a spatula.
Sprinkle chopped candy canes over the top (approximately 6 large ones) and place back into the fridge until it is completely hardened.
Break into pieces and serve!
- 11.5 oz. package milk or dark chocolate chips
- 11.5 oz. package white chocolate chips
- 6 large candy canes chopped into small pieces
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside. Pour the milk (or dark) chocolate chips in a small bowl. Microwave for 1 minute and stir. Microwave in 30-second intervals (stirring after each) until chocolate is smooth. Pour onto prepared baking sheet and smooth with a spatula. Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to harden.
- Meanwhile, place the white chocolate chips in a small bowl. Microwave for 1 minute and stir. Microwave in 30-second intervals (stirring after each) until white chocolate is smooth. Pour over the hardened chocolate and spread evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle the chopped candy canes over top. Place back in the refrigerator and let harden completely. Break into pieces and serve.
I love making peppermint bark! I actually put peppermint extract into my milk (or semi-sweet) chocolate before I put it on my wax paper/foil & then do the same w/ the white chocolate. It makes it extra minty & I'm a mint freak! Sometimes I even put the candy 'dust' (from my food processor b/c I'm lazy & don't want to mess w/ trying to break them up by hand) into the chocolate before I put it on the wax paper/foil.
Can I suggest that the peppermint candies be sprinkled over the top of the milk chocolate layer before the first chill. Just a thought. It would make for less mess while eating, also.