Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Awesome-Tasting Food!! (Christmas)

I'm sure you all have seen or heard of Peppermint Bark before. I made this terribly easy stuff a couple of years ago and loved it. The nice thing about it is that it's not something that has to look perfect. Meaning, you aren't going to mess it up if you accidentally touch it with your spoon or something.

Peppermint Bark

~ 2 cups dark chocolate or semisweet chocolate chips
~ 2 cups white chocolate, chopped or white chocolate chips
~ 8 peppermint candy canes


Unwrap the candy canes and place them in a food processor. Pulse on/off several times for 5-10 seconds each, until the canes have been crushed into small pieces. Or you could place the candy canes in a large Ziploc bag and seal tightly. Use a rolling pin to smash the candy canes until they are the size you want.

Cover a cookie sheet with foil or wax paper.

Melt the dark chocolate. (I use the microwave, but you can also use the stove.) Pour the chocolate onto the prepared cookie sheet and use a spatula or knife to spread it to an even thickness, a little more than 1/8" thick. The chocolate does not have to reach all sides of the sheet, as it will be broken up later anyhow. Place the tray in the refrigerator to firm up while you prepare the white chocolate.

 While the dark chocolate hardens, melt the white chocolate. Stir in most of the candy cane bits, reserving about a quarter of the mixture to put on top.

 Remove the tray from the refrigerator and spread the white chocolate in an even layer over the dark chocolate.

 While the white chocolate is still wet, sprinkle the remaining candy cane pieces over the entire surface evenly. Press down very slightly to ensure they stick. Place the tray back in the refrigerator to firm up for 30 minutes.

 Once the peppermint bark bark is completely set, break into small, uneven pieces by hand.

Here is some pretty peppermint bark made into snowflakes.

I hope you all are having a great week before Christmas!!



  1. that looks waaayy too good! I'm going to have to try that soon.
    p.s. I'm hosting a 100 follower giveaway at my blog, if you'd like to join!

  2. Simi, thanks for commenting. I'm glad you like this candy. I even ended up making it that afternoon.
    I'll be sure and look your blog up. :)

  3. Dear Susanna,

    The candy looks beautiful! My mom has been wanting to make Peppermint Bark for my dad, so I'm going to try this soon!

  4. Linsay, I hope it turned out really good!!


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