This candy cane bark is probably a Christmas staple in almost every house that celebrates the holiday. It’s one of those must-have recipes this time of year.
You might call it peppermint bark, but I like to call it candy cane bark because I like to use nice big pieces of candy canes in mine. FYI, this candy cane bark is a great way to use up all candy canes you take off your tree after Christmas ????
Candy Cane Bark
Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 15 minutes
This homemade candy cane bark makes an easy last minute gift, hostess gift, or dessert. Just a few ingredients plus 10 minutes and it's done! So simple!
8 oz. white chocolate, chopped
2 teaspoon vegetable oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup candy cane pieces
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
Add the white chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon of the vegetable oil to a microwave safe bowl. Heat at 50% power for one minute then stir well. Continue to heat at 50% power for 20 second intervals, stirring after each heating until the chocolate is melted. Stir in the peppermint extract then spread evenly in a thin rectangle on the prepared parchment paper.
In another clean microwave safe bowl, add the semi-sweet chocolate and the remaining 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Heat at 50% power for one minute then stir well. Continue to heat at 50% power for 20 second intervals, stirring after each heating, until completely melted.
Pour the semi-sweet chocolate over the white chocolate and use an offset spatula to spread evenly to cover. Immediately sprinkle with the candy cane pieces.
Freeze or refrigerate until completely hardened, about 20 min, then break in to pieces as large or as small as you’d like them.