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Easy Peppermint Bark with Hershey’s Mint Chocolate Candy Canes

  • Author: Crafting a Family
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 24 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: microwave

Description

Rich dark chocolate peppermint bark topped with creamy white chocolate and sprinkled with crushed Hershey’s chocolate mint candy canes. An easy classic peppermint bark recipe with delicious dark chocolate. The addition of the mint chocolate candy canes makes this recipe irresistible.


Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons of butter or vegan butter
  • Ghirardelli Candy Making and Dipping, Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers, 10 Ounce Bag
  • Ghirardelli, Candy Making & Dipping, White Melting Wafers, 10oz Bag
  • 4 Hershey’s Candy Canes – Chocolate Mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

Instructions

  1. Place 4 to 6 candy canes in a plastic bag and crush with a meat tenderizer or a rubble hammer. Do not crush too fine, leave some larger crushed pieces.
  2. Lightly coat your tray with butter.
  3. In a glass microwave safe measuring cup add the entire bag of dark chocolate melting wafers 30 seconds at a time. Stir after every 30 seconds until just melted.
  4. Pour the melted dark chocolate into the buttered tray and spread with a spatula to smooth out.
  5. Place the tray in the fridge to set the dark chocolate.
  6. With a second glass microwave safe measuring cup melt the entire bag of the white chocolate. Heat 30 seconds at a time string in between until the chocolate is melted.
  7. Add the 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract to the white chocolate when it is completely melted stir.
  8. Add half of the crushed candy canes to the white chocolate and stir.
  9. When the dark chocolate is firm about 10 minutes gently pour the white chocolate over the dark and smooth out.
  10. Quickly before the white chocolate sets sprinkle the remaining crushed candy canes on top.
  11. Put the tray in the fridge for an additional 20 minutes to set.
  12. When the bark is firm you can remove it from the tray and cut in a rustic chop, enjoy.

Notes

  1. Make sure that there is not any water in your measuring cups. If the chocolate is wet at all it will seize up into a hard ball of yucky chocolate that you will have to toss out.
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