Peppermint Bark

Homemade Peppermint Bark

December 21, 2015Danita

 

Peppermint Bark

Anyone need a last minute yummy gift idea?  Homemade Peppermint Bark is one of our favorite things to make and give…and of course, keep a little for ourselves.  

Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark is a tasty and festive Christmas treat!  However, it can be pretty expensive to buy.  Thankfully, it’s also one of the easiest to make at home.  All it takes is 3 simple ingredients and a few minutes of your time.  

Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark also “travels” well, just make sure it’s in an airtight tin.  We sent a batch to our good friends in Florida who love it but have never had it homemade.

Peppermint Bark

So, without further adieu…. 

Here’s the Recipe:

  • 6 oz dark melting chocolate
  • 12 oz white melting chocolate
  • 4 candy canes – crushed (more if desired)

*I recommend a higher quality chocolate.  It makes a difference in this recipe*

Peppermint Bark

Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper

*DO NOT used waxed paper.  We made that mistake once.  The heat of the chocolate causes the waxed paper to stick to the pan and make it VERY difficult to remove*

Melt dark chocolate

My prefered method for melting chocolate is a double boiler but it can be microwaved

Pour chocolate onto prepared pan and spread to form a thin layer

Chocolate should not go up the sides

Place chocolate in refrigerator for about 15 minutes or until cold

Peppermint Bark

Meanwhile, melt white chocolate

Peppermint Bark

Add crushed candy canes to white chocolate and stir

Peppermint Bark

Pour over dark chocolate and spread almost to edge 

Sprinkle on more crushed candy cane if desired

Return to refrigerator until firm

Peppermint Bark

Lift parchment paper to remove from pan

Cut or break bark into pieces

Store in airtight container

Peppermint Bark

Homemade Peppermint Bark
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 oz dark melting chocolate
  2. 12 oz white melting chocolate
  3. 4 candy canes – crushed (more if desired)
Instructions
  1. Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper
  2. Melt dark chocolate
  3. My prefered method for melting chocolate is a double boiler but it can be microwaved
  4. Pour chocolate onto prepared pan and spread to form a thin layer
  5. Chocolate should not go up the sides
  6. Place chocolate in refrigerator for about 15 minutes or until cold
  7. Meanwhile, melt white chocolate
  8. Add crushed candy canes to white chocolate and stir
  9. Pour over dark chocolate and spread almost to edge
  10. Sprinkle on more crushed candy cane if desired
  11. Return to refrigerator until firm
  12. Lift parchment paper to remove from pan
  13. Cut or break bark into pieces
  14. Store in airtight container
Notes
  1. I recommend a higher quality chocolate. It makes a difference in this recipe
  2. *DO NOT used waxed paper. We made that mistake once. The heat of the chocolate causes the waxed paper to stick to the pan and make it VERY difficult to remove*
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