This post is going to teach you the secret behind how to make peppermint bark. Trust me, if you haven’t tried this delicious treat yet, you will thank me for sharing it with you. It is an amazing bright flavored holiday treat that everyone adores.
Are you looking for a great gift for teachers, postal workers, UPS drivers, hair dressers, day care providers, dog walkers, etc? Think about making them something from the kitchen to give it a little extra love. This recipe for Peppermint Bark is so easy to make. It is sure to quickly become a family and friends favorite.
How To Make Peppermint Bark
Melt some white and milk chocolate, smash up some candy cane pieces, layer it up and call it done! This is also perfect when you are supposed to take something to a cookie exchange, but don’t really bake. I think you’d be fine taking Peppermint Bark instead. Plus, really, who can complain about getting peppermint bark instead of a cookie. I’m not sure why I wait all year to make this. I must stock up on candy canes after Christmas so I can have this throughout the year.
1/2 Teaspoon Peppermint Extract
12 Candy Canes
Break Candy Canes into pieces. Put those candy cane pieces into a ziploc bag then using a meat tenderizer or hammer turn the candy canes into crushed tiny pieces.
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
Pour the milk chocolate wafers into a double boiler to melt. Stir often but allow the chocolate to completely melt. Stir the melted milk chocolate until smooth.
Pour milk chocolate onto pan. Using a Pam treated spatula level out the melted chocolate.
Place the melted milk chocolate in refrigerator for 20 minutes.
Clean the top part of the double boiler.
Pour the white chocolate wafers into a double boiler to melt. Stir often but allow the white chocolate to completely melt. Stir the melted white chocolate until smooth.
Stir the peppermint extract into white chocolate.
Pour the cooled melted white chocolate on top of the milk chocolate. Use a treated rubber spatula to spread the white chocolate on top of the milk chocolate.
Sprinkle crushed peppermint over white chocolate.
Chill in a refrigerator for 20 minutes.
If you’ve wanted to know how to make peppermint bark, it can’t get any easier than this recipe. All it takes is a bit of melting and layering and you have a delicious holiday treat!