Saturday, November 24, 2012

Candy Cane Bark

Of course this isn't a new and upcoming recipe, but it loudly says, "Christmas is coming!"
And so here it is. This is perfect for neighbor gifts or holiday parties. My little ones can't keep their hands off the stuff. And I am guessing neither will your loved ones.

24 oz. (1 brick) of Almond Bark or other white chocolate
crushed candy canes
1/2 tsp. Peppermint extract

  • Place the chocolate in a sauce pan and heat on low until melted, stirring every so often.
  •  Meanwhile, unwrap and place candy canes in a large resealable bag. I used 12 regular candy canes. Seal the bag removing as much air as possible.
  •  Crush the candy canes with a rolling pin. 
  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper. 
  • Add half the crushed candy canes and peppermint extract to the melted chocolate and stir.
  • Now, you can either pour the chocolate mixture right onto the wax paper or you can place cookie cutters on the wax paper and use them as molds to pour the chocolate into. Either way, sprinkle the tops with the other half of the crushed candy canes; let sit until set or pop them in the fridge to set faster. 
  • If you didn't use cookie cutters, take a knife and stick it in the bark. It should start breaking apart. Keep going until you have the size of pieces you want.
I used mini cookie cutters. See how cute? I also made some normal bark on the cookie sheet.
Either way, it is delicious!



  1. I LOOOOVE this! Peppermint bark is my superfave holiday treat but I could live without the chocolate layer (shhh don't tell anyone!) :) so this white chocolate + peppermint treat is absolutely perfect for me!

  2. Too cute! And too easy too! Pinning to make soon. Thanks bunches for sharing.

  3. sounds wonderful and tasty!! do you put the extract in the melted chocolate?

  4. Can't wait to make this! Do you ever have trouble 'cutting' the bark, in that it just crumbles?? Also, the cookie cutter idea is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  5. This is so pretty! I love how the candy cane looks. Seems pretty easy to make; I'll have to try it this Christmas.

    Visiting from Carole's Chatter Food on Fridays :)


  6. This looks very festive. thanks for linking it in, Mandy. Have a good week.

  7. Peppermint bark is a long standing tradition in my family, but I've never thought about cutting them into cute shapes! This looks so good that I'm craving some now!

  8. Your bark is so pretty...I love the cute little shapes the most!!!

  9. I love, love, love peppermint bark! And the shaped pieces?? Super cute!


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