A few years ago I fell in love with Peppermint Bark. It became a staple around my house during the Holiday’s! But then, the store I use to buy it from stopped carrying it!! And if you are a lover of peppermint bark like I am, you know it is best FRESH and not that prepackaged and old kind. So I figured I would try and make it myself. I had heard it wasn’t that hard to make, and I was surprised to find out that is VERY true. Not only is it easy, it’s also even better as its much fresher! And your kids can help you with making it so it becomes a fun tradition for the whole family! Here is my easy to follow, quick, and delicious recipe for Peppermint Bark. Hope you enjoy!
12 ounces white chocolate (chopped up if using a chocolate bar)
6 ounces dark chocolate
1 and ½ teaspoon coconut oil
½ teaspoon peppermint extract
4 Candy Canes, crushed (can use more or less)
Place the dark chocolate and ½ teaspoon of oil into a small microwavable bowl. The key with melting chocolate in the microwave is do it slowly, don’t rush! I start out by putting it in for 15-30 second increments and stir each time until it is melted and creamy.
Once it is melted, add in ¼ teaspoon of peppermint extract and stir well. Next, line an 8 inch baking sheet with aluminum foil. Pour the chocolate on the pan and spread evenly. Place the pan in the refrigerator for 15 minutes, or in the freezer for 8 minutes.
Next, melt the white chocolate following the same steps as with the dark chocolate (don’t forget to use the oil!). Remember to melt it slowly so as not to burn!
Once it is melted, add in the ¼ teaspoon of peppermint extract and stir. Then remove the dark chocolate from the freezer. Pour the melted white chocolate over the dark and use a spoon or spatula to even it out.
Now, crush up your candy canes! I do mine by putting them in baggies and letting my kids crush them with a rolling pin, or a plastic bowl/cup. Makes its fun for them plus a little help for me! Once the candy canes are crushed, sprinkle them over the white chocolate and return it to the fridge. Leave it in the fridge until it is hard, approximately 20-30 minutes. Once it is hardened, you can break into pieces and enjoy! Store it in the fridge and it will keep for at least 2-3 weeks!