Easy-Peasy Peppermint Bark

 

I made this a couple weeks ago, but I’ve got leftover chocolate and candy canes, so I think it’ll be making a New Year’s Eve appearance.

You’ll need chocolate. I just get plain old almond bark from the grocery store, but you could always use chocolate chips as well.

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I like to use milk and white chocolate.

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Heat up a double boiler – put water in the pot, bring to a boil, and place a pan (or metal bowl) on top w/chocolate in it.

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I ended up using about 12 oz. of each chocolate (1/2 the package)

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While the chocolate starts to melt, crush about 4 candy canes. I don’t have a meat tenderizer, so I used this:

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Candy cane dust.

 

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Melt the chocolate until it’s nice and smooth. Yum.

Then pour in onto a cookie sheet.  Ideally you want to line it with wax or parchment paper. But I didn’t have any, so I didn’t.

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Smooth it over with the spatula, then pop the pan into the freezer for a few minutes to harden the chocolate.

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Repeat the melting process with the while chocolate.

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Take the pan out of the freezer.

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Pour the white chocolate over the top.

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Try to spread it around without making it look gross. Like that lower left corner there.

Then lick the spatula. It’s required, I swear.

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Then sprinkle the candy cane pieces over the still-soft chocolate. If you want it even more peppermint-y, you could mix some candy cane bits into the melted chocolate and again over the top. This is also much easier and faster if you only do one layer.

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Pretty.

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Pop it back in the freezer for about 15 minutes or until hardened. Then, grab a small knife.

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And break it up into bite-sized pieces.

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Enjoy!

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