Classic Peppermint Bark Recipe
'Tis the season for peppermint bark. While the origins of the Christmastime confection have been lost over time, peppermint bark was being sold clear back in the 1960's (in a Florida shop in September!), but it wasn't until 1998 when Williams-Sonoma put the treat on the shelves. While they only sell the product for the last twelve weeks of the year, they've sold more than five million 1-pound packages in the last decade. This delicious treat is most popular during the holidays, but what if you want it another time of year? Your best bet is making it yourself, and luckily peppermint bark is easy to make! Give it a try this holiday season to share with your loved ones!
- 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips or chopped semi sweet chocolate
- 16 ounces white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 3/4 cup crushed candy canes
- Place the semisweet chocolate chips in a medium bowl and microwave for 30 second increments until melted. Stir until smooth.
- Spread the chocolate into a USA Pan cookie sheet on a piece of parchment paper. Place the chocolate in the fridge for 15 minutes to set.
- Place the white chocolate chips in a medium bowl and microwave for 30 second increments until melted. Add the peppermint extract and stir until smooth.
- Spread the white chocolate over the semisweet chocolate layer. Top with candy canes. Let harden in the fridge for about 20 minutes, then break into pieces and serve.