Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Almost-Famous Peppermint Bark
Total:
1 hr 45 min
Prep:
1 hr 35 min
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
about 2 pounds
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 45 min
Prep:
1 hr 35 min
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
about 2 pounds
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Line a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with aluminum foil, shiny-side up; smooth out any wrinkles. Heat 1 inch of water in a saucepan over low heat until steaming. Put all but 3/4 cup of the semisweet chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Set the bowl over the saucepan of steaming water (do not let the bowl touch the water) and stir until one-third of the chocolate is melted. Remove the bowl from the saucepan; keep the steaming water over low heat. Gradually stir the reserved 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate into the bowl, a few pieces at a time, until all of the chocolate is melted.

Return the bowl to the saucepan, 5 to 10 seconds at a time, to help melt the chocolate, if needed. Do not rush this step: It may take up to 10 minutes to melt the chocolate. Wipe off any moisture from the bottom of the bowl. Stir 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract into the chocolate, then quickly pour into the prepared baking dish and spread in an even layer. Firmly tap the dish against the counter to remove any air bubbles. Set aside at room temperature until almost set, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, put all but 1 cup of the white chocolate in a large heatproof bowl and repeat the melting process over the steaming water; dry off the bottom of the bowl. Stir in the remaining 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract; pour over the semisweet chocolate and spread in an even layer. Sprinkle immediately with the crushed candy canes, gently pressing them into the white chocolate. Set aside at room temperature until firm, about 1 hour. Lift the bark out of the pan using the foil and break it into pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Photograph by Lisa Shin

More from:

12 Days of Cookies

Our Best Thanksgiving Videos 15 Videos

Get the recipe

Sticky Pecan Pull-Apart Bread 00:37

This simple dessert is a crowd pleaser that only uses a few ingredients.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Almost-Famous Soft Pretzels

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Almost-Famous Bloomin' Onion

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Fruitcake Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Claire Robinson

Butter and Jam Thumbprints

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Sugar Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Fizzy Peppermint Bark

Recipe courtesy of Callie Speer

Browse Reviews By Keyword