Chocolate Peppermint Bark
Chocolate Peppermint Bark is made with deep rich chocolate that has hints of a minty flavor and little bits of peppermint candy cane.
Servings 8 Servings
- 16 ounces solid chocolate of your choice. Some people love deep dark high percent chocolate but I have found that the typical semi-sweet chocolate is liked by all ages.
- 12 ounces crushed Candy Canes - reserve ¼ cup for sprinkling on the top *See note below for preparation
- 1 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
That is it - just three ingredients that give a lot of pleasure.
Melt the chocolate in your Double Boiler.
Make sure you do not get one drop of water in the chocolate or it may seize up.
* Candy Cane prep - Since you can pulverize the candy cane into powder real quick - do this by hand not in the food processor. The way I learned to do this is to put the candy canes in a plastic bag and hammer (lightly) all over to get small chunks. You will still get some really tiny pieces but that is fine.
Stir in 1 cup of crushed candy canes.
Stir in the peppermint (or mint) extract.
Turn out onto a large baking sheet.
Spread it as evenly as you can all over the baking sheet.
Sprinkle the remaining ¼ crushed candy canes all over the top.
Put in the refrigerator for about 1 hour so that it can harden.
Take it out of the refrigerator and break into pieces.
Serving: 2Ounces | Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 67g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 0.7mg