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Peppermint Bark

Rated as 4.46 out of 5 Stars
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"Milk chocolate and white chocolate make this a sweet treat for anyone. Great for the holidays and care packages."
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Ingredients

1 h 40 m servings 330
Original recipe yields 24 servings

Directions

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  1. Spread 1/3 of the peppermint candy over a 9x13-inch baking pan lined with wax paper.
  2. Melt the milk chocolate in the top of a double boiler over just-barely simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, just until melted. Pour the melted chocolate over peppermint candy in the prepared pan. Sprinkle another 1/3 of the candy on top of the milk chocolate. Refrigerate until the chocolate hardens, about 30 minutes.
  3. Melt the white chocolate in the top of a double boiler over just-barely simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Stir in the oil-based peppermint flavoring. Pour the white chocolate over the milk chocolate, then spread the remaining 1/3 peppermint candy on top.
  4. Refrigerate until the white chocolate hardens, about 30 minutes. Cut or break into pieces to serve.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Substitute almonds for candy and substitute almond extract for peppermint extract to make almond bark.
  • An easy way to break the bark once hardened is to cover the bark and use a hammer to break it into pieces.
  • Editor's Note:
  • Do not add water-based or alcohol-based flavorings to melted chocolate, or the chocolate could seize up and become clumpy and hard.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 330 calories; 18.1 40.9 3 13 45 Full nutrition

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Loved this recipe!! I just microwaved the chocolate because I dont have a double broiler. I used 10 candy canes and used dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. I also used peppermint extract ...

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Every thing was fine in the recipie but I dont understand why it called for a 9x13 pan when it should have been spread out way more than that. When I think of bark I think of thin delicious peic...

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Loved this recipe!! I just microwaved the chocolate because I dont have a double broiler. I used 10 candy canes and used dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. I also used peppermint extract ...

Very simple and easy to make. Pay attention to the editor's note also;)

Thanks so much for recipe! It's so quick and easy to make and a great holiday treat! I made the recipe twice as the first time I had a problem with the chocolate and white layers separating when...

We used alcohol-based peppermint extract and it turned out fine (the chocolate didn't seize). We melted the chocolate on the stove at a very low heat (warm). It took about ten minutes, but it ...

Very easy to make, especially if you use chocolate chips for easier melting. I felt like the peppermint oil and three layers of candy cane bits was a little excessive, so I used the peppermint o...

Just made this & it looks great! Was super easy & taste fantastic. I didn't use a double boiler, just a sauce pan & low heat, (gas stove) & stirred it constantly!! Also used dark chocolate chips...

WOW! Quick, easy and YUMMY! Looks "professional" when you cut it up and place it on your cookie plate. EXCELLENT recipe! Enjoy!

I am not sure why, but my layers did not bond together. I will also pulverize some of the candies into a dust for the next batch to give more of a variety of textures. Overall a great recipe and...

Great simple recipe for a polished product! I used dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate. Higher contrast in colours is prettier and extra sweet is not needed. Very easy to do in double boil...