Recipe: Peppermint Bark

Today at work we had a potluck lunch and a White Elephant Gift Exchange!  Since this potluck was tied in with this fun holiday gift gift-giving event, I decided to make and bring something that would fit in perfect for the holidays: Peppermint Bark!

Peppermint bark is easy to make and requires no baking.  It pairs very well with my Cracker Candy Recipe.  Place it in a pretty tin and it becomes the perfect gift!  If you are throwing a party at your house, you can also try displaying the peppermint bark in martini glasses and adding a candy cane to look like a straw.  (I thought of that idea at 7am before going to work, haha)  How cute is that!?!?
Recipe: Peppermint Bark
Ingredients:
  • 16 ounces white chocolate (I used Ghiradelli’s white baking chocolate, which can be found in the baking aisle, instead of the candy aisle.  It is very easy to melt!)
  • A total of 11 candy canes.
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pure peppermint extract.
 
Directions:
  • Line a baking sheet with was paper and set aside for later.
  • Place 9 of your candy canes in a plastic zipper bag and crush your candy canes.  (I use a hammer to crush the candy canes.  I recommend double bagging before you crush, because the sharp pieces can puncture the bag and cause peppermint dust to go all over your counter!)
  • Place 2 candy canes in a different zipper bag and crush them as well.  Keep these separate because they will later be sprinkled on the top!
  • Place your white chocolate into a double boiler over the stove and stir continuously until thoroughly melted.
  • Add in your peppermint extract and continue stirring.
  • Stir in your 9 crushed candy canes.
  • Once well mixed, pour your mixture onto the wax paper and spread out evenly over the entire baking sheet, using a spatula.
  • Sprinkle your remaining 2 crushed candy canes over the top for a fun look and texture.
  • Place your baking sheet into the refrigerator to cool and harden.  Leave in the refrigerator for 1 – 2 hours.
  • Remove your sheet from the refrigerator and break you bark into pieces.
This dessert is definitely minty and refreshing!
 
 

xoxo, Food Marriage