Peppermint Bark

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
45 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
about 2 pounds of candy
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Crushed candy canes, to yield 1 cup
  • 2 pounds white chocolate
  • Peppermint flavorings, optional
Directions

Place candy canes in a plastic bag and hammer into 1/4-inch chunks or smaller. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Combine candy cane chunks with chocolate (add peppermint flavoring at this point if desired.) Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet layered with parchment or waxed paper and place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes or until firm. Remove from cookie sheet and break into pieces (like peanut brittle.)


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Even if I do not have time to make anything else around the holidays, I make this outstanding peppermint bark! Crazy easy, very pretty and my family waits for it every year. Love it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Why is this heaven called peppermint bark? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I first heard about peppermint bark when a friend at work brought it in. Once I started making my own, no one at work will buy any from the store. It's just that good. :) This is the recipe that I have used all along. I use "bark" in white and milk chocolate. It's also good if you layer the milk chocolate and then the white chocolate and then put the candy on top. (I don't use the flavoring. Instead, after crushing the candy, I mix the powder in the chocolate before I spread it out. YUM!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My grandson loves to make this. It is easy for him. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super easy to make and delicious. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
easy and good item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super easy! I like to switch it up with spearmint, wintergreen, cinnamon, or maple candy canes (omitting the peppermint extract of course. Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! Easy! Total hit. Made great gifts (wrapped beautifully in a treat box w/ ribbon and Christmas greenery. I also made a batch with just dried cranberries and toasted almonds. Wow item not reviewed by moderator and published
Try this: melt 12oz semisweet chocolate with 1 tsp veg oil in a double boiler. Melt over LOW heat and stir continually. Pay attention & be patient! When melted, spread thinly over parchment paper. Refrigerate an hour. Do the same with 12oz white chocolate. If you are adding candy cane powder, know that the the extra sugar will harden the chocolate quickly so melt the chocolate first, then add JUST before you are ready to spread it and spread quickly. [Take the dark chocolate out at the last minute]. If you add liquors or mint extract, add a little extra oil at the beginning when you are melting, and any alcohol or candy additions only seconds before you are ready to pour. If your top layer of chocolate is just slightly thick, that's ok, just get it out there and start spreading. Sprinle on the big chunks of peppermint while still hot and press in. Voila. Best holiday treat you will ever have. Easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the first time I made this recipe, and I would make it again. I used two packages of 11 oz. Guittard white chocolate morsels instead of "two pounds". I used 1 teaspoon of real peppermint extract (a prior commenter mentioned the fake stuff will change the chocolate. I melted dark chocolate as well for a bottom layer. I would recommend adding 1 T of veg or canola oil to the melting chocolate(s to add viscosity and to prevent seizing. Just my two cents. I saved 1/2 c of the crushed peppermints to sprinkle on top. I split the dark choc over two 12x17 baking sheets and did the same with the white choc. It turned out beautifully and the chocolate adds a little "sumthin, sumthin" to it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a must to make every year at my house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Athena, what powder do you mix into the chocolate? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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