So I spent the day baking and cooking delicious things, and made this peppermint bark! First things first, you’re going to need 2 bags of white chocolate, 1 bag of dark chocolate, and some candy canes. I’ll be honest, I’m not exactly sure how many I ended up using, but I did have more candy cane at the end than I really needed.
First you’ll need to crush up your candy canes. I broke up about 6-8 candy canes by hand then put them in a bag, and took the meat tenderizer to them! Just be sure you use the flat side, and not the point…. I would know. Let’s just know that I may or may not have gotten super-crushed ‘peppermint dust’ all over the countertops. Oops!
Next, get a pan ready and line it with wax paper. I recommend a 13×9 pan, as I used an 8×11 and they came out a little thick for my taste. Put this in the fridge and let it chill while you melt down the chocolate.
To melt the chocolate, you’re going to need to make a double boiler. To do this, get a large pot with boiling water, and place the chocolate to be melted in glass bowl that sits inside the water. First thing I did was melt the dark chocolate, and put some peppermint bits in it. I tried to use some of the smaller bits of crushed up candy cane, and the candy cane ‘dust’ I accidentally made.
Next pour it all into your pre-chilled pan, and spread it evenly.
Now, here’s where I feel like I made my mistake. Like I said, I had way too much crushed up candy cane, and this is what I put on the layer of dark chocolate here. The result of this was that when it was all cooled and I began to break apart pieces, the dark and white chocolate separated. So, I would advise on not putting as many candy cane bits in between layers like I did!!
Put your dark chocolate bottom layer in the fridge and let it harden completely. Usually about 25-30 minutes in the fridge should do it. Next thing is to melt down the white chocolate and add candy cane bits.
Once it’s all melted, add it to the bottom layer of dark chocolate, spreading it evenly and covering it with more peppermint bits. Some recipes for peppermint bark require peppermint extract to be melted in within the chocolate, but I felt okay omitting it since I had SO many peppermint bits to use!
And there’s your final product! Hope you all enjoy and have happy holidays!! :)