Black & White Peppermint Bark

The Story:
         I thought this was going to be simple.  Nope.  I can make fancy cupcakes in my sleep but I cannot make simple peppermint bark to save my life.  The ones in the photo turned out fabulously, but I put the extra chocolate in a small dish and the dish was way too small so the bark was too thick to cut.  Oh my. 

Ingredients:
1 bag Chocolate Chips
1 bag White Chocolate Chips
10-15 candy canes
Directions:
1.     Crush candy canes.  Use a food processor or if you are like me and don’t have one…place them in a plastic bag, cover with a dish towel and whack! (The bag may get little holes in it so you may use a few bags.)
2.    Use a sifter to separate the peppermint candies into larger chunks and peppermint “powder.”
3.    Prepare a pan and line it with parchment paper.  (If you plan to make little individual ones the like ones in my photos, be careful, they may get stuck when you try to take them out of the mini muffins tins.  Fair warning. A commenter, Emma, said putting them in cupcake liners and then peeling them off when set worked perfectly!)
4.    Use a double boiler or microwave to melt the chocolate (semisweet, milk or dark).
5.    Mix peppermint powder into the melted chocolate and pour into dish.
6.   Put in the freezer until firm. About 10 minutes.
7.    Melt white chocolate and pour over frozen chocolate.
8.   Sprinkle the larger peppermint pieces on top and gently press into the chocolate.
9.   Let cool and eat!


12 thoughts on “Black & White Peppermint Bark

  1. 1
    camie says:

    Thank you in advance for the warning- I think I'm going to attempt these for my niece who is on a mission and requested something chocolatey and minty for Christmas!

  2. 2
    Jennifer says:

    Beautiful! I was wondering if soft peppermints would hold up?

  3. 3
    Joan says:

    Cute idea to use a mini muffin pan minus the sticking part. :)

  4. 4
    Lizzy Mae says:

    Jennifer, soft peppermint should be fine! Joan, they didn't stick too bad. I sprayed mine with some baking spray. It just took a little muscle to get them out :)

  5. 5
    Doodle says:

    These look lovely. How did you get them out of the muffin pan? Would lining them first with cling film/saran wrap work? Or maybe silicon molds? Thank you for sharing your recipe, I have not made bark before but I'd really like to now.

  6. 6
    Lizzy Mae says:

    Hmm, silicon molds would probably work best. I have a ton, why didn't I think of that? Saran wrap may melt a little bit with the hot melted chocolate, but I don't know. But they also would give funky lines on the mold. Good luck! Don't make your bark too thick, or it will be difficult to eat!

  7. 7
    Doodle says:

    Thank you so much :) Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

  8. 8
    Emma Dee says:

    I made these last night – they are delicious!

    I got around the sticking issue by putting them in normal paper cupcake cases and peeling them off once they had set – worked a treat! :)

  9. 9
    Doodle says:

    I decided to use my silicon cupcake cases and they worked perfectly. I did not have any candy canes unfortunately so used Andes Peppermint baking chips, they did work however I think crushed candy cane/peppermint candies would have been more suitable. Thank you for the recipe though, I enjoyed making them.

  10. 10
    Bailey says:

    YUM!!! i’ll have to make these for my grandfather, he loves peppermint bark!!! :)

  11. 11
    Julie says:

    I have a silicone brownie pan and it worked awesome for these. Perfect individual size and came out with out sticking!

  12. 12
    Renika:) says:

    Wow these look delicious!!!
    Oh nd by the way I LOVE MINT!!!

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