Sometimes I might go a bit overboard with the cake decorating and sometimes I really just want to make a quick treat. This peppermint bark definitely falls into the quick treat category, it’s needs four ingredients (three if you’re in a pinch), you can use a microwave to melt the chocolate and you can scale the recipe up or down in a snap!
A fast treat that's almost too easy to be true.
- 1 cup dark chocolate melted
- 1 cup white chocolate melted
- 1/4 tsp peppermint oil
- 1/3 cup crushed candy canes
Melt the two chocolates in separate bowls. You can use a double boiler or microwave the chocolate in short 15 second bursts at 50% power. Mix in 1/4 a teaspoon of peppermint oil into the white chocolate.
Pour the dark chocolate on a cookie sheet or baking pan covered with parchment paper. Drizzle the melted white chocolate on top.
Use pointed utensil to swirl the chocolate. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top. Chill for about 30 minutes or until the chocolate sets.
Break the bark into pieces and they're ready to eat!
Did you know that most candy canes are already broken in the wrapper? Smashy smashy 🙂
Did you know that most candy canes are already broken in the wrapper?
Smashy smashy 🙂 I actually ordered crushed candy canes online but they didn’t come in time!
Something so satisfying about drizzling chocolate and not having to worry about where it goes.
Technically you don’t have to swirl the chocolate, I liked the way it looked at this stage but wanted to see how it would look with a little more effort.
Definitely worth the one extra minute it took to do this. I kept a little but of dark and white chocolate in reserve to add on at this stage in case it got a bit muddy.
You can sprinkle to your heart’s content. If your not a fan of candy canes you could substitute them for some toasted nuts or toffee.