Day 282: Peppermint Bark
As intimidating as peppermint bark sounds it's quite simple. After all, all you have to do is melt chocolate and chop up candy canes.
I always thought peppermint bark would be so hard to make, and it just won't be the same as the store-bought kind.
Well, guess what? This recipe is better than any store-bought kind of peppermint bark. You can taste how homemade it is, and it is so good!
When you chill your chocolate for 20 minutes you must make sure it's completely chilled. It should be almost set. If after you add your white chocolate and candy canes, you realize the milk chocolate is still a bit melted, freeze your peppermint bark for a bit longer.
The only hard part about this recipe is the cutting step at the end. Since we're chilling the peppermint bark it's going to be rock solid. Use your sharpest knife and cut. It may not be straight squares, and that's okay. This is bark, so you can make irregular shapes!
This is no-bake peppermint bark is perfect for the holidays. It's done in an hour and the results are fantastic! Give it a try, and see for yourself!
|Level: 👩🏽🍳|Time: 1 hour|Serves: 8-10|
2 cups of milk chocolate
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 cups white chocolate
6 candy canes, chopped into small pieces
In a large bowl pour in your milk chocolate and microwave in 30-second intervals until fully melted. Make sure to mix the chocolate with a spoon each time. Stir in the peppermint extract. Pour into a lined (I recommend lining the sides as well) 8x8" baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Smooth evenly with an offset spatula and chill in the fridge for 20-30 minutes. It should be almost set.
Melt your white chocolate in a large bowl in the microwave in 30-second intervals. Make sure to mix the chocolate with a spoon each time.Pour on top of the chilled milk chocolate layer. Immediately sprinkle chopped candy canes all over. Chill for 30 minutes in the freezer.
Take out the baking pan and with your sharpest knife cut squares (it's fine if they're a bit irregular) out of the peppermint bark. Serve!
- The Bored Baker 👩🏽🍳