Just in time for the holidays, here we have a wonderful peppermint bark recipe. So let’s start from the very beginning if you don’t know what candy bark is. “Bark in the chocolate bark sense of a layer or stratum of hard or semi-hard candy in which various things (candy, nuts, etc.) are embedded is definitely a figurative use of the “tree skin” kind of “bark,” based on the vague resemblance of the confection to very rough tree bark.”
It’s basically chocolate cooked into thin layers, with candy or some other items added to the top. It’s fun and tasty. There are many different recipes out there but one that I just love this time of year is peppermint bark. As the name implies, it has peppermint (made from crushed candy canes) and it’s just the right little something to top off the chocolate flavors. One thing that I like about making it yourself is that you can control how much peppermint you put in. Some people like just a little sprinkle and others want big pieces of peppermint on top.
So here’s all you need to know to make this delicious treat for yourself!
Your first step is going to be to gather all of your ingredients as well as the supplies needed to mix and prepare everything. Find a clean, open workspace and then follow the directions below. Don’t worry if you’ve never made bark before. It’s really a very simple recipe and an easy process.
- Line a 9 x 13 cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Microwave milk chocolates in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir well. Microwave again for 30 seconds at a time until chocolate is completely melted.
- Pour milk chocolate on parchment paper, spread evenly.
- Place in refrigerator until hardened.
- Microwave white chocolates in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir well. Microwave again for 30 seconds at a time until chocolate is completely melted.
- Pour white chocolate on top of milk chocolate, spread evenly.
- Sprinkle crushed candy canes over the white chocolate.
- Place back in refrigerator until hardened.
- Once bar is completely hardened, break apart!
That is really all there is to it! Now you’re ready to serve, or eat it all yourself (I won’t judge). If you like this recipe, be sure to share it with your friends on social media, too. Happy holidays!