I’ve been making this Peppermint Bark for over 20 years. With just three ingredients, it’s a cinch to make and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. I make Holiday Candy baskets for my husband’s clients and this Peppermint Bark is one of the first candies I made. It’s fancy but so simple
- Parchment Paper
- Half-Sheet Pan
- 1 cup Crushed Candy Canes – ½ cup mixed with melted white chocolate and ½ cup sprinkled on top (approximately a dozen medium candy canes)
- 2 ½ teaspoons McCormick Pure Peppermint Extract– to taste depending on your Peppermint Palate!
- 2- 12-ounce bags of Wilton white candy melts (or the candy melt brand you prefer)
Pulverize Candy Canes in a food processor- (We use a KitchenAid food processor, we have friends that have a Cuisinart)
Melt chocolate – over low heat on the stove, or in the microwave on low power. Check and stir every 30 seconds until melted
Stir ½ cup pulverized peppermint candy and peppermint extract into melted candy, mix well (by hand)
Spread thinly and evenly into a Half-Sheet tray approx. 21 x 15
Chill until firm- (in Michigan winters it takes about 10-20 minutes outside
You may also chill in your refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Delish Tip 1- The thinner you spread the mixture, the more bark you can make. Plus no one wants to break a tooth!
Delish Tip 2: To make Peppermint Bark as gifts, use your choice of small treat bags and/or ribbons for an easy, festive, and delish present for teachers, the mailman or lady, and hostess gifts.
Delish Tip 3: Pulverize extra candy canes to flavor hot chocolate, put on vanilla ice cream, or use on holiday cookies.
Break into pieces and enjoy!