This peppermint bark recipe is something I used to make when I was in high school for all of my friends at Christmas time. It is a really easy recipe that has actually gotten even easier over the years. I am sure you are wondering how a recipe with only 2 ingredients could possibly get any easier. WELL, back in the day I used to have to melt the white chocolate chips in a double boiler (which took forever) to prevent the chocolate from separating. I'm not sure if Nestle chocolate chips have always been microwave safe or if this is a new feature, but recently I discovered that I no longer needed to use the double boiler to make this deliciously minty holiday confection (JOY!). My peppermint bark recipe is great to make with kids, less expensive than most store bought equivalents and makes for an excellent homemade holiday gift. A definite fixture in my house around this time of year and in my opinion a must try!
- Remove wrappers from candy canes and place them in a gallon Ziploc bag
- Squeeze the air out of the bag and seal, then place the candy cane Ziploc in a second gallon Ziploc bag, squeeze the air out and seal.
- Place bag on a cutting board and begin to smash candy canes with a rolling pin (or equivalent)
- Once candy canes have been sufficiently crushed into small pieces, set bag aside
- In a microwave safe bowl, heat white chocolate chips in 45 second increments, stirring between heating segment
- Once chocolate is melted, add bag of crushed candy cane pieces and stir until well incorporated
- Using a scraper/spatula pour contents of bowl onto either a Silpat or piece of parchment paper and spread to a thin layer
- Allow to cool until hardened (about 2hrs)
- Break apart sheet of chocolate peppermint with your hands to create rustic pieces
- Place in a bowl to serve or wrap in treat bags to create holiday gifts.