Peppermint Bark: a deliciously sweet Christmas treat! Crushed candy canes and melted white chocolate makes this a holiday treat you can make in under 30 minutes.
Peppermint and white chocolate…does it get better than that? This recipe is quick and perfectly festive for the Christmas season just like our cranberry nut chocolate bark! It comes together in less than 30 minutes and it is great for last minute gifts or a sweet treat to munch on!
This recipe makes quite a bit so it’s perfect for storing in gift bags, gift tins or other air tight containers. It makes for a yummy treat to serve at Christmas parties or a fun confection to bring to a Christmas cookie exchange.
Ingredients for Peppermint Bark
- Vanilla bark
- Candy canes
How to make Peppermint Bark
- Melt your chocolate.
- Crush candy canes. Add half of candy canes to melted chocolate.
- Spread melted chocolate on a piece of parchment paper or silpat covered baking sheet.
- Sprinkle remaining crushed candy canes over melted chocolate.
- Place in refrigerator until chocolate has harden.
- Break or cut into small pieces. Store in airtight container.
Whats the best way to crush candy canes?
I have found the best way to crush candy canes for this peppermint bark is to place it in a large ziploc bag and smash with a rolling pin until desired size pieces are formed. I have tried putting the candy canes in the food processor and while it works I find the piece to be inconsistent and sometimes a powder forms, which isn’t what you want.
Can I use milk chocolate instead of white chocolate?
You sure can! My husband actually prefers when this is made with milk chocolate wafers as the base while I love the white chocolate base. Follow the same steps using milk chocolate for a different flavor peppermint bark.