Similar to the more familiar peppermint bark, this candy is made using crushed cherry-flavored candy canes.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil.

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  • Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each melting, until smooth, 1 to 3 minutes (depending on your microwave). Do not overheat or chocolate will scorch. Using a spatula, quickly spread the melted chocolate evenly in the prepared pan until the bottom of the pan is covered. Sprinkle the crushed candy evenly over the chocolate, and pat lightly with a clean spatula to help the candy settle into the chocolate.

  • Melt the red confectioner's coating, if using, in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each melting, until smooth, 1 to 3 minutes (depending on your microwave). Spoon the melted coating into a resealable plastic bag; snip off a very small corner of the bag, and use to drizzle coating over the bark.

  • Place the pan in the refrigerator or freezer until hardened, about 30 minutes. Remove from pan; peel off foil. Break into small pieces to serve.

Cook's Note

Crushing candy canes is easy when placed in a resealable plastic bag and smashed with a hammer on top of a sturdy wooden or plastic cutting board. The bag will tear a little, but does not interfere with crushing.

Nutrition Facts

179.9 calories; 1 g protein; 31.9 g carbohydrates; 0.7 mg cholesterol; 12 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2011
I changed this recipe all up when I made it. Melted white chocolate chips crisco and cherry extract for the bottom layer on the baking sheet. Then I melted some semisweet chocolate chips with a little crisco for the top layer. For the topping I crushed hard lifesaver cherry candies and lightly pressed them into the top of the semicooled chocolate. I left it in the freezer overnight and it turned out perfectly. = Hope this helps. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2011
I changed this recipe all up when I made it. Melted white chocolate chips crisco and cherry extract for the bottom layer on the baking sheet. Then I melted some semisweet chocolate chips with a little crisco for the top layer. For the topping I crushed hard lifesaver cherry candies and lightly pressed them into the top of the semicooled chocolate. I left it in the freezer overnight and it turned out perfectly. = Hope this helps. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2011
I changed this recipe all up when I made it. Melted white chocolate chips crisco and cherry extract for the bottom layer on the baking sheet. Then I melted some semisweet chocolate chips with a little crisco for the top layer. For the topping I crushed hard lifesaver cherry candies and lightly pressed them into the top of the semicooled chocolate. I left it in the freezer overnight and it turned out perfectly. = Hope this helps. Read More
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