Peppermint Bark

Updated: Dec 20, 2020


This is the easiest recipe to make and everything about it gives me Christmas vibes. Dark chocolate layered with white chocolate with peppermint topped with crushed candy canes.


Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp almond extract

2 cups white chocolate chips

1/8 tsp mint extract

5 medium candy canes, roughly crumbled


In medium sized pot bring small amount of water to boil, this will be your double boiler to melt your chocolate. Place dark chocolate, cinnamon and almond extract in bowl and place over top of boiling water pot. Stir chocolate with spatula until just melted and no lumps. Pour chocolate onto a baking sheet lined with a silicon mat. Spread into a smooth layer. Place in fridge and cool until set fully, the cooler the better. About 2 hours or freezer 1 hour.


Once dark chocolate layer is set. Start melting white chocolate mixture. Place white chocolate and mint extract in a clean bowl over double boil. Stir until fully melted and smooth. Remove dark chocolate from fridge/freezer. Pour white chocolate over top of dark chocolate and spread smooth. Try to do this step quickly and smoothly as possible since the dark chocolate will start to soften the longer it takes. Sprinkle candy canes over top of white chocolate and lightly press into the chocolate to help it stick. Place in fridge until fully cooled, about 3 hours.


Once fully cool, remove chocolate off of the silicon mat. Also works to flip over and just peel the silicon mat off. Break into pieces. Make sure to do this carefully as it gets quite hard, also flip it upside down when breaking it since the candy canes can get sharp. I usually just break it with my hands by hitting it with my palm. Enjoy! Store in an air tight container in the fridge.

Notes:

Double boiler: For best double boiler ensure you don't use too big of a pot, you want to make sure the bowl is sitting up out of the water. You are just using the steam to heat the chocolate. You also do not need a lot of water, just enough to cover base of pot. Keep and a simmer or low / boil.


Silicon mat: This is a great tool to have in your kitchen. Nothing will ever stick to this! If you do not have one you can still do this with parchment paper. I just really like how smooth you can get the base with the silicon mat.

This is the silpat I have below: