If you’re like me, Christmas isn’t Christmas without treats, especially if you make them. So here’s a quick, easy, bake-free recipe for peppermint bark. Just remember, it isn’t the healthiest since it is chocolate but if you don’t eat it, you can give it as a gift!
- 1-3 bars of white chocolate
- pieces of dark chocolate to drizzle
- 3-7 candy canes
- rubber spatula
- oven safe pot
- metal tin (square or circle shaped)
- rolling pin
- parchment paper
Start by taking your white chocolate and breaking it into about 2-4 small pieces so that it’s easier to melt. Then, take about 2-2.5 candy canes and put them in a plastic bag. Using a rolling pin, smash them until you have a good size of candy cane pieces.
Put aside the candy cane pieces and grab your broken up chocolate. Place the pieces in a pot and melt them over the oven. An easier way to do this is using candy melts and melting them in the microwave. Either way, you have to stir a lot to prevent the white chocolate from burning.
Once the chocolate is melted, put your candy cane pieces from before inside and stir it all up. Remember that I’m using only one chocolate bar so my bark was fairly small. Next, you want to grab a metal tin. I would recommend a rectangle or square shape, but since I didn’t have any small ones, I used a circular tin.
Before pouring in your chocolate, make sure you use parchment paper otherwise, it’ll stick to the tin. The parchment paper will let it easily slide of whiteout chipping it. Then you want to take your spatula or anything convenient, to spread the mixture out once you pour it on the parchment paper in the pot. Try not to make it too thick or too thin. I suggest about 1/4 or 1/2 of an inch.
Lastly, I drizzled leftover dark chocolate that I melted on the stove. I ended up placing more candy cane pieces on top because they all got covered. Finally, you want to freeze it for at least 30 minutes, so that when you touch it, it doesn’t melt in your hand right away. Once it’s ready, take it out and just break it apart.
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