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peppermint bark

★★★★★ 8
a recipe by
Sharry Murawski
Oak Forest, IL

This is special enough to give as a gift at Christmas time. One of the best I've tasted! A few hints when making this bark: -Don't make layers too thin -Take out of the refrigerator a few minutes prior to adding white layer to ensure bonding. -Works best with good quality chocolate. Look for white chocolate that contains cocoa butter.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Gotta love this classic peppermint bark recipe. It's a holiday classic everyone loves. This homemade version is smooth, sweet and filled with chocolate and peppermint flavor. Serve this peppermint bark as part of your holiday dessert or pack in baggies to give as a gift.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 8
serves many
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For peppermint bark

  • 1 pkg
    chocolate chips (Ghirardelli is really good; I use 60% cacao bittersweet), 10 oz.
  • 1 lb
    white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp
    peppermint extract (pure extract is better than imitation as imitation might cause chocolate to seize up)
  • 1/2 c
    peppermint candy, crushed

How To Make peppermint bark

  • Baking dish lined with foil and sprayed with non-stick spray.
    Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a 9 x 13 pan with foil, let it hang over the sides. Spray foil with cooking spray.
  • Chocolate chips poured into the baking dish.
    Pour chocolate chips in an even layer on foil.
  • Melting the chocolate chips in the oven.
    Place in oven 5 minutes.
  • Smoothing out the chocolate chips.
    Remove and smooth with a spatula. Place in refrigerator until firm (about 20 min.).
  • White chocolate melting in a double boiler.
    Melt white chocolate chips in a double boiler.
  • Stirring in extract.
    Stir in extract. Let cool a bit.
  • White chocolate spread over chocolate layer.
    Pour over chocolate layer. Work quickly to spread.
  • Crushed peppermint candy pressed into white chocolate.
    Sprinkle with crushed candy. Gently press the candy into chocolate.
  • Chilling the peppermint bark.
    Chill until firm.
  • Squares of Peppermint Bark.
    Lift foil, shake off excess candy. Cut into 2 inch wide strips. Chill in a covered container.