Dessert / Seasonal - Winter
Holiday Peppermint Bark
Tools You'll Need
- Measuring cups
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Two rubber spatulas
- Two heat-proof glass or ceramic mixing bowls
- Cooking pot
- Rolling pin
- Toothpick, wooden skewer, or chopstick
- ¼ cup candy canes, crushed (4 candy canes)
- 1½ cups white chocolate chips
- 1½ cups milk/dark chocolate chips
- 2–3 drops peppermint oil (optional)
Crush candy canes
Place unwrapped candy canes in a sealable plastic bag and gently crush using a rolling pin until candy is broken into small pieces and set aside.
Separate chocolate chips
Place 1 cup each of milk/dark chocolate chips in a heat-proof glass or ceramic bowl, and 1 cup of white chips in another heat-proof glass or ceramic bowl. Reserve the additional half cups separately.
Line baking sheet
Line a large baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
Create double boiler
Create a double boiler by heating a few inches of water in a pot and bringing it to a simmer over low heat.
Melt chocolate chips
Place the bowl of milk/dark chocolate chips over the water and stir slowly with a rubber spatula until smooth and the chocolate has melted completely. Remove the bowl using a kitchen towel or oven mitt, and stir in the remaining half cup of milk/dark chocolate chips until smooth.
Melt white chocolate chips
Add additional water (if needed) to the pot and place the bowl of white chocolate chips over simmering water. Using a clean spatula, repeat step 5 with white chocolate.
Spread melted chocolate onto sheet
Spread milk/dark chocolate mixture into an even layer over parchment paper using the back of a spoon or a spatula.
Mix white and dark chocolate chips
Once the white chocolate is melted, dollop a few spoonsful over the milk/dark chocolate.
Swirl the chocolate
Swirl the white chocolate into the milk/dark chocolate using a wooden chopstick or toothpick.
Sprinkle crushed candy canes
When you like the way it looks, sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top.
Place the sheet in your refrigerator and chill for at least 1 hour.
Snack and store
Remove and cut or break into pieces. Enjoy immediately and store the leftovers in an airtight container.