Easy Peppermint Bark

I made this and it was a big hit! Following others advice I did not add peppermint, also I couldn't find peppermint oil. I used 2 bags each of Wilton light cocoa and white candy melts. Used a double boiler. I crushed 4 candy canes, spread out on cookie sheet w alum foil. Melted choc and spread on top of candy. Crushed, pulverized 4 more candy canes, spread ontop. Put in freezer for 30 minutes. Melted white melts, spread ontop choc/candy. Crushed 4 candy canes and sprinkled ontop. Probably should press them in a little. Perfect! Only thing to do next time is to even out the chocolate layers on the sheet. Will be making sgain. So easy.

I made this with crushed up candy canes (small and large) instead of just regular peppermint round candies. It is delicious, makes a huge batch, and a small bite goes a long way. It tasted just like a peppermint patty to me. I have it out as gifts and kept some for the family. Great hit!

Easy Peppermint Bark
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS

6 oz dark chocolate
12 oz white chocolate
3 tsp vegetable oil
10 to 12 crushed candy canes
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INSTRUCTIONS
  • Line the bottom and sides of an 9" x 9" square baking pan with non-stick aluminum foil.
  • Stir half white chocolate and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a double boiler.
  • If you don’t have a double boiler, you can make your own by placing a metal bowl into a pot of boiling water.
  • Stir the chocolate as it melts with a heat-proof spatula.
  • Remove from over water. Stir in 1/3 crushed candy cane pieces.
  • Spread melted chocolate out on the parchment paper.
  • Place baking pan in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  • Melt the dark chocolate and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a metal bowl placed into a pot of boiling water.
  • Stir the chocolate as it melts with a heat-proof spatula.
  • Pour dark chocolate mixture in long lines over white chocolate layer.
  • Using icing spatula, spread dark chocolate in even layer.
  • Place baking pan in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  • Repeat with another layer of white chocolate with the remaining chocolate and tilt the pan for an even layer.
  • Immediately sprinkle the remaining crushed candy canes evenly over the white chocolate layer while it’s still warm and soft.
  • Gently press down on them to help them stick into the layer.
  • Place in the freezer for about 20 minutes, or until the chocolate has set.
  • Remove the Peppermint Bark from the pan by lifting the edges of the aluminum foil.
  • Break into suitable pieces, keep in the fridge for up to two weeks.
  • Peppermint bark is traditionally broken into chunks but if you want to cut into squares, dip your knife or cookie cutter in hot water.

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