• December 3, 2016

    White Chocolate Candy Cane Christmas Bark

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    This easy Christmas candy cane bark recipe is made with white chocolate and is so wonderfully peppermint-y. The best holiday treat, and perfect as a thoughtful gift, you’ll want to bookmark this Christmas chocolate bark recipe today.
    peppermint bark wrapped as christmas gift

    See all of these pretty presents?! I MADE them. Except I didn’t really. I doodled designs and then uploaded them to Shutterfly to make beautiful personalized gifts for people I love! And I gilded the lily by throwing in the most delicious homemade Christmas candy. Best part? Both are super quick and easy. High five! Read on.

    stack of pieces of candy cane bark

    I am so excited to share this project with you because it brought me so much joy from start to finish. I really like to paint, and love the idea of giving something I made myself as Christmas gifts. But I really don’t have the space, time or energy right now for large-scale present production. (Although, I did feel like an elf today when I accidentally inhaled a whole lot of candy cane dust…)

    christmas bark pieces on parchment

    Now, the peppermint bark. It’s kind of insane how good this stuff is. I’m a big fan of mint chocolate. But this? With the white chocolate on top of bittersweet chocolate plus the teeny crunch of crushed candy canes? It’s just crazy good. And easy. As easy as microwaving, stirring, microwaving again, and sprinkling. The only important thing is to use really good chocolate bars, not chips or white chocolate buttons.

    candy cane bark piled high on a piece of parchment

    The recipe I’m giving you makes enough to give four people each a 3-oz bag but you can easily double, triple or quadruple it to make as much as you like. I’ve seen some recipes call for peppermint extract, but I find the crushed candy cane adds just enough mint without over-powering the chocolate, especially because I melt a bit right into the base.

    In this world of retail overload, there’s so much joy in making special gifts, don’t you think?

     

    Easy White Chocolate Christmas Bark Recipe

    A recipe for easy homemade chocolate peppermint bark with white and dark chocolate layers and a crushed candy cane crunch. Simple, quick and delicious. This one really is the best simple Christmas bark recipe out there.
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 2 hours
    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Servings: 6
    Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD

    Ingredients

    • 5 oz good-quality dark chocolate 60-70% cocoa, chopped
    • 7 oz good-quality white chocolate chopped
    • 3 candy canes crushed

    Instructions

    • In a large microwave-safe dish, heat dark chocolate on 50% power for two minutes.  Chocolate should be about 80% melted; stir to finish melting. (If not 80% melted, continue cooking in 30-second intervals at 50% power until it is.) Stir in 1 tbsp of finely crushed candy cane to melt a bit, then spread on a parchment-lined baking pan to make a rectangle of about 10x7".  Transfer to freezer for 10 minutes.
    • Wash and dry the bowl completely.  Add white chocolate to the clean bowl and repeat the same melting process.  Let melted white chocolate stand at room temperature for about 5 minutes to cool, then give it a stir and pour evenly over top of cold dark chocolate, quickly spreading it to the edges using an offset spatula (or a pie lifter). You don't want the chocolate to be too cool or it will be too thick to easily spread thinly, and working it too much with the spatula will start to melt in the dark chocolate. It's ok if it happens. It will remain delicious. Sprinkle the bark with crushed candy canes and let stand at room temperature until set, about 2 hours, or overnight.
    • Use the parchment to lift the bark and break it into asymmetrical pieces. Store between layers of parchment or waxed paper in an airtight container for up to two weeks (or maybe longer, if it lasts!).
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    Hi, I'm Jennifer Pallian, BSc, RD. I studied cooking, baking and food chemistry in a university lab, have years of experience as a professional test kitchen recipe developer and providing technical baking support to bakeries and home bakers. Want to know why your bread didn't rise? I've got your back.I now work full-time as a blogger, putting the years of science and baking to work right here. On Foodess, I share the best recipes in my arsenal - tested-till-PERFECT recipes for cozy baking, easy recipes for weeknight meals and delicious globally-inspired comfort food, plus lots of science-based cooking and baking tips. Welcome!

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