Have yourself a merry little Christmas!
These peppermint barks will be a hit at your next holiday party. Who can say no to candy canes and chocolate?
If you prefer it sweeter, you can use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate, but since the white chocolate is already so rich, the bittersweetness of the dark chocolate really balances it out.
I like how it looks when you break off the pieces, but if you have a preference of shapes, Baked by Rachel used snowflake molds to make her peppermint barks.
Peppermint Bark Adapted from Baked by Rachel
- 4oz dark chocolate
- 4oz white chocolate
- 1 tsp vegetable oil, divided
- 1/4 tsp peppermint extract, divided
- Crushed candy canes or peppermint candies, powder removed
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Set aside.
In a small to medium sized bowl add dark chocolate and 1/2 tsp vegetable oil. Melt in the microwave in 30 second intervals at 50% power. Stir well after each 30 seconds. When fully melted, add 1/8 tsp peppermint extract. Stir well.
Pour dark chocolate onto prepared cookie sheet and spread over surface with a spatula. Place cookie sheet in the refrigerator to harden.
Melt white chocolate with 1/2 tsp vegetable oil. Mix in 1/8 tsp peppermint extract. Spread over chilled dark chocolate. Sprinkle immediately with crushed peppermint candies. Chill for at least 15 minutes. Longer is better.
Let sit until completely dried and hardened, about 20 or 30 minutes. Break into pieces and serve.