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Peppermint Bark

peppermint bark Dessert
Peppermint Bark
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 4
  • Servings 12

You don't have to go to a fancy chocolate store to purchase outrageously priced peppermint bark for holiday gift giving. Make it yourself with just a few ingredients in just about an hour of your day! Turn this recipe into a family project by smashing candy canes with the kids and sprinkling them on top for that festive touch. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
lb good-quality semisweet chocolate, chopped
2
teaspoons peppermint extract, divided
1
lb good-quality white chocolate, chopped
3
large candy canes (or 14 peppermint candies), crushed in small pieces

Directions

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  • 1
    Line a 9’’x13’’ baking sheet with aluminum foil. Make sure the foil lines the sides of the dish approximately 2/3 way up.
  • 2
    Prepare a bain-marie. In a medium bowl, heat 1 cup water over medium heat. When the water begins to steam, place a heat-proof bowl over saucepan avoiding contact with water. Place chocolate pieces in bowl and stir until chocolate has melted and is smooth. Stir in 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract.
  • 3
    Pour chocolate into prepared baking sheet. Place in the freezer to set.
  • 4
    Repeat water bath process with white chocolate. Stir in 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract. Pour white chocolate over set chocolate layer. Sprinkle with candy cane pieces.
  • 5
    Return dish to freezer for 20 minutes or until white chocolate layer is set. Remove peppermint bark from dish by pulling on the aluminum foil. Break peppermint bark in large pieces and package in cellophane or tin boxes.

Expert Tips

  • Use holiday cupcake sprinkles for a variation on festive colors.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • You don't have to go to a fancy chocolate store to purchase outrageously priced peppermint bark for holiday gift giving. Make it yourself with just a few ingredients in just about an hour of your day! Turn this recipe into a family project by smashing candy canes with the kids and sprinkling them on top for that festive touch.

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