After I posted my Salted Coconut Almond Chocolate Bark recipe I realized I never posted my recipe for Homemade Peppermint Bark! So if you are still scrambling to find a dessert to bring to your Christmas gathering, this homemade peppermint bark should do the trick. It’s easy to pull together and requires minimal ingredients. ‘Tis the season for bark!
I’ve been making this homemade peppermint bark for my family for a few years now. Back in the day, I would buy the pre-made peppermint bark from the store, but once I learned the bark was loaded with unsavory ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own.
And since we are on the topic of HFCS, I was pleased to find these organic candy canes at Whole Foods that are free of all preservatives and artificial flavors. These candy canes have natural ingredients such as brown rice syrup and evaporated cane juice which makes them the perfect topping for the homemade peppermint bark.
Homemade Peppermint Bark
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 bag white chocolate chips
10 candy canes, crushed
Melt your semi-sweet chocolate in a small saucepan or a microwave.
Spread your chocolate on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the fridge for 1 hour.
While your chocolate is hardening in the fridge, crush your candy canes.
I broke my candy canes into large pieces and placed in a ziploc bag. I then covered the bag with a dish towel and used a soup can to crush the candy cane into small pieces. It may not be the most elegant way to crush candy canes but it works.
Melt your white chocolate in a small saucepan or microwave. Pull your chocolate bark out of the fridge and spread the melted white chocolate on top of the semi-sweet layer.
Sprinkle the crushed candy cane on top of the white and semi-sweet chocolate mixture and place back in the fridge for another couple of hours to harden.