Scrumptious holiday peppermint bark.

12 December 2011

One of the best things about the Christmas season is making all sorts of delectable and tasty treats in the kitchen that you can't make any other time of the year. Things like chocolate dipped pretzels, spicy gingerbread men and women, iced sugar cookies studded with colorful sprinkles, and peppermint bark. 

Holiday Peppermint Bark

{recipe found here.}


~ 24 ounces white chocolate chips
~ 24 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
~ 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
~ 1 package of candy canes (any brand will do)
~ Cookie sheet lined with foil
~ Cooking spray


1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil and spray with cooking spray.
2. Pour the semisweet chocolate chips onto the pan and spread them around evenly. Bake for a couple of minutes until they look barely melted. Then take the pan out of the oven and spread the chips around with a spatula. Put the pan in the refrigerator to cool and harden for about 30 minutes. 
3. Open the candy canes, put them on a cookie sheet under a dishtowel and crush them with a hammer. Sort the larger candy cane pieces from the candy cane dust. 
4. Melt the white chocolate chips in a double boiler, stirring constantly. Stir in 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract and the candy cane dust. Mix until smooth.
5. Pour over the top of your COOLED semisweet chocolate layer. 
6. Sprinkle top with candy cane pieces and press them down lightly so that they stick.
7. Refrigerate for several hours, then break the bark into chunks.
8. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Remove from fridge about 5 minutes before serving so no one breaks a tooth!

What are some of your favorite holiday treats?

10 epistles:

  1. Oh, that sounds so delicious!!!! Thank you for sharing...

    A favorite Christmas treat for my family and I are chocolate covered pretzel sticks... mmmm, such a delight!

    In Christ,

  2. mm it looks so delicious! I love peppermint!

  3. OOOOH, looks scrumptious! :) I love peppermint bark and it's about the only thing I can eat white chocolate in! Yours looks awesome!

  4. Thanks for sharing this recipe... hmm, I know this would sound funny but my favourite Christmas treat would definitely be ice-cream cake (yes, we have Christmas in Summer in Australia!!), and I also like fruit-and-nut Christmas cakes and all the little sweet dainties that my mum and us sisters come up with (bake) on Christmas day :)

  5. I just made peppermint bark yesterday! It is so easy and delicious. :)

  6. That looks absolutely, delectably, and crunchablely (my precious) deluxe! I need to try it...
    And the pictures are lovely :)

  7. Ooo...looks great! I spent all day today making different barks for our neighbors and church family. Let's see...I did 1.) dried cherry, orange peel, and sea salt in dark chocolate 2.) melted green mint chips swirled into milk chocolate 3.) craisins, sliced almonds, and lime peel in white chocolate (I don't eat white chocolate, but I know a lot of people do) and 4.) graham cracker and mini marshmallows in dark chocolate. It's such a fun and easy thing to make and I love experimenting with it :)

    Love you...

  8. hello elizabeth dear. I am hear to say that I will be making a more faithful follower of your blog now that buzz is gone (and read all the delightful posts that have appeared since I last checked)
    thank you for the recipe. merriest of christmases.

  9. How lovely!!! Mmmm...I LOVE peppermint bark, and the candies that you used in the recipe look so festive.

    the keeper of the garden @


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