This was my first attempt at making bark, and it is DELICIOUS. I bought my melting chocolate this year from the Bulk Barn – saved me some money and I got a lot more of it!

This recipe is simple, but it does take time since you need to let each layer set before doing the next. This will be a Christmas hit!

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz dark chocolate
  • 12 oz white chocolate
  • 3 tsp vegetable oil
  • 10 to 12 crushed candy canes (I used 12)

Directions:

  1. Spray the bottom and sides of an 9×9 square baking pan with cooking spray
  2. Using a food processor, break the candy canes to fit, and blend until they become crushed to your preference
  3. Stir half of the white chocolate and 1 tsp. of vegetable oil in a double boiler
    *If you don’t have a double boiler, you can make your own by placing a metal bowl over a pot of boiling water – this is what I do!
  4. Stir the chocolate as it melts
  5. Remove from over double boiler, stir in 1/2 c. of the crushed candy cane pieces
  6. Pour the melted chocolate & candy cane mixture into the 9×9 pan, spreading out evenly
  7. Place baking pan in the freezer for 20 minutes
  8. Melt the dark chocolate and 1 tsp. of vegetable oil in the double boiler
  9. Stir the chocolate as it melts
  10. Take the baking pan out of the freezer, and pour the melted dark chocolate mixture over the first layer
  11. Spread dark chocolate in an even layer
  12. Place baking pan back in the freezer for 20 minutes
  13. Melt the rest of the white chocolate and 1 tsp. of vegetable oil in the double boiler
  14. Stir the chocolate as it melts
  15. Take the baking pan out of the freezer, and pour the melted white chocolate mixture over the dark chocolate layer
  16. Spread white chocolate in an even layer
  17. Immediately sprinkle the remaining crushed candy canes evenly over the white chocolate layer while it’s still warm and soft – do this slowly so that the candy canes stick to the bark
  18. Place in the freezer for about 20 minutes, or until the chocolate has set.
  19. Remove the Peppermint Bark from the pan by lifting the edges of the aluminum foil.
  20. Break into pieces – I use a knife to press into the bark to break it apart
  21. Enjoy!

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