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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 and put 1/4 tsp in dark chocolate and 3/4 tsp in white chocolate. I've never made this before and was a little nervous that it would separate when broken but I read to just put it in the freezer while you heat up white chocolate then carefully smooth over the dark chocolate and it turned out fantastic. I also put mostly candy cane dust in between the layers and pressed in some of the larger pieces. I will definitely be making this every year!
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 I cut it. On the second batch, I did not add the layer of mints in between the two chocolates. I spread the melted white chocolate over the already spread (but still warm) milk chocolate layer, swirled the two together with a knife and sprinkled with the crushed mints. The second batch came out perfect!! Thanks again for sharing. This one is a keeper!
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 turned out perfectly. I didn't have my double boiler since we are away from home. Also, after we poured the white chocolate on top of the dark, we let it sit out for about 10 minutes hoping to give the warm white some time to melt the top layer of the dark to promote bonding. It worked great! I was nervous because of the other reviews of it not bonding together so we decided to let it sit out for that purpose.
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 oil only in the white chocolate portion and sprinkled the candy cane bits only on the top. it looks perfect in little gift bags I found at Hobby Lobby, which I'll be giving my kids' teachers as gifts this year.
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 & then white chocolate chips. Giving it as gifts for Christmas, Thanks Allrecipes!-Marla
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 boiler, no need to worry about scorching, so you don't need to watch it so carefully. Definitely opt for the peppermint oil, it adds a punch of flavour. I used candy canes and put them in the freezer so they crush up beautifully in a plastic bag using a hammer. Be sure to have a pan big enough so you can spread this out thinly. It's too had to break up (and eat) if it's too thick. Thank you, this goes into my Christmas repertoire. Great for gifts!
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 I will definitely keep it for reference. I had planned to gift much of the batch but the family got to it first. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
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 peices not huge chunks. Definatly will try tomorrow and thin this out. Oh and I left out the peppermint oil. Was just right with out it.
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