Peppermint bark is one of those desserts that just seems to spell Christmas. The delicious combination of white and dark chocolate come together in layers and is topped with crushed peppermint sticks. What is not to like about that?
I love using peppermints in food recipes and craft projects this time of the year. (See my easy DIY peppermint candle project here.)
Bark is one of the most popular forms of candy, especially around holiday time. There is even a national candy day in November!
It’s time to make the holiday shaped peppermint bark!
(This post has affiliate links for your cooking experience.) To make this delicious peppermint bark, you will need just a few ingredients.
- 12 ounces of light or dark chocolate chips
- 12 ounces of white baking chocolate
- 2 tsp of coconut oil
- 5-6 crushed candy canes
- peppermint extract
This recipe is very easy. Really, the hardest part is melting the chocolate. You can either do it in a double boiler over water, or in the microwave. (I used the microwave.) Whichever method you use, don’t rush the melting process. If you do, you will end up with a big mess of chocolate that has seized up and is unusable. (don’t ask me how I know this bit of information!!)
I divided my coconut oil between the two bowls of chocolate and added the peppermint extract to the bowl of white baking chocolate. I heated it for one minute, stirred it and then heated it in 20 second increments until it was smooth and creamy. I did the dark chocolate first, let the layer set in the fridge and then added the white chocolate over the top of it.Before you add the white chocolate layer, crush the peppermints with a heavy marble rolling pin.
Sprinkle over a layer of peppermint to the white chocolate. At this point, I used my holiday cookie cutters to cut a few holiday shapes out of the two layers. What is left over will just be bark once it sets. Place in the fridge for an hour or so to set.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas! Enjoy with a big mug of hot cocoa. For more holiday recipes, please visit my It’s Christmas Time Board on Pinterest.
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