Peppermint Bark is a fantastic holiday treat that is easy to make but looks and tastes festive and luxurious. Its the kind of treat that makes a great gift as well as a special dish for your family or company. The recipe is below.
The flavor comes from the crushed candy canes. Some people add peppermint oil or extract for a stronger peppermint flavor. Rather than trying to cut the bark, you will probably find it easier to just break it apart into pieces.
Peppermint Bark Recipe
- 1 lb. dark chocolate (I used 1/2 semisweet and 1/2 bittersweet)
- 1 lb. white chocolate
- 6 oz. (1 regular package) candy canes, crushed
Melt the dark chocolate over a double boiler until smooth. Use an offset spatula to spread in an even layer on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Place in freezer to harden, approximately 30 minutes.
Melt the white chocolate over a double boiler until smooth. Use an offset spatula to spread on top of the dark chocolate layer. Working quickly before the white chocolate sets, sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top and gently press into the chocolate. Refrigerate until complete hard and set. At least 2 hours.
Break into pieces and enjoy!