Peppermint bark

Peppermint bark

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Peppermint bark

Layers and layers of smooth, silky white chocolate and milk chocolate with a crunchy and minty contrast of candy cane pieces. Don’t be alarmed by the addition of vegetable oil, it gives the bark a glossy finish and that snap when you break the pieces apart.

Peppermint bark

Ingredients

  • 6 oz milk chocolate
  • 12 oz white chocolate
  • 3 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1/3 crushed candy cane pieces

Instructions

  1. Line the bottom and sides of an 9" x 9" square baking pan with non-stick aluminum foil, smoothing out any wrinkles.
  2. Melt the white chocolate and 2 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Immediately pour half of the melted chocolate into the prepared pan and tilt the pan so the chocolate makes an even layer. Place in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes, or until the chocolate has set.
  3. Melt the milk chocolate and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Immediately pour the melted chocolate into the prepared pan and tilt the pan so the chocolate makes an even layer. Place in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes, or until the chocolate has set.
  4. Repeat with another layer of white chocolate with the remaining chocolate and tilt the pan for an even layer.
  5. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes evenly over the white chocolate. Place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, or until the chocolate has set.
  6. Remove the Peppermint Bark from the pan by lifting the edges of the aluminum foil. Peel back the foil and break the bark into small irregular pieces.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
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To get smooth distinct layers of chocolate, shake the pan between each layer before putting it in the refrigerator to chill. And immediately sprinkle on the candy cane pieces or else the chocolate will start hardening up and the pieces will not adhere to the chocolate.

Peppermint bark is traditionally broken into chunks but if you want to make shapes with cookie cutters or cut into squares, dip your knife or cookie cutter in hot water.

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Love peppermint bark? You can get it in candle form! Root Candles has transformed my classic peppermint bark into a festive candle. For more information, visit RootCandles.com.

Update: My Peppermint Bark has been featured on Huffington Post!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13212334804681156804 Tanya (a Taste of T)

    Looks and sounds delicious

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09019985082393763039 bsimms8907

    I'm definitely going to try this one! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06886321425264061679 Koci

    That peppermint bark looks gorgeous! I've been totally obsessed with chocolate bark this year. Your version sounds delish!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11549810524301890005 100 Applegate

    This looks amazing!! Yum!! Happy Holidays!! XOCC

  • http://mrsmultitasker.com Clare @ Mrs Multitasker

    Your peppermint bark is beautiful! Definitely one of the better ones I've seen in the blogosphere. Great job! And blessed Christmas =)

  • Anonymous

    I seldom leave comments on blog, but I have been to this post which was recommend by my friend, lots of valuable details, thanks again.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like a year has gone by since your post. My question is: Did you use “real” chocolate or did you use “candy coating”? I thought “real” chocolate had to be tempered. “Candy coating” set up fast. Thanks for any help. It looks gorgeous and I'd love to try.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14756186001720752002 Nickowner

    How do you make this dairy free?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17004739392101403457 Sara Beth

    Thanks so much this was great! I found this link on someone elses blog and i tried this! It was very good! Though, it works just as well to put the chocolate in the microwave in stead of over simmering water.

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  • http://midnitechef.wordpress.com Heather

    Fantastic Jane! Congrats for the Huff mention :)

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