This bark is really worth a bite. Christmas chocolate bark combines chocolate and peppermint flavors. The little bits of peppermint candy add a nice surprise to this fabulous recipe. Serve with hot chocolate for a real delight.
Double Boiler Required
You will need two heatproof bowls to make this recipe. Ideally, they will both just fit over a medium sized pot, leaving a good four inches between the bottom of the bowl and the bottom of the pot. This will let you make a double boiler or a Bain Marie to melt both the white and bittersweet chocolate.
Chocolate Peppermint Bark Recipe
- 18 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
- 15 peppermint candy canes, crushed
- 8 ounces white chocolate
- ¾ teaspoon peppermint extract
- Line a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with foil.
- Place a bowl over a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water.
- Make sure that the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water.
- Add the bittersweet chocolate.
- Stir the chocolate with a rubber spatula until it is completely melted.
- The chocolate should be 110 degrees.
- Pour about half of the chocolate into the prepared 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
- Sprinkle ½ cup of the crushed candy canes over the chocolate.
- Place the 9x13 dish in the refrigerator, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes until it has set.
- Place the bowl of melted chocolate aside, but do not place in the refrigerator.
- Melt the white chocolate using the same process as described above.
- Add the peppermint extract to the melted white chocolate.
- Spread the white chocolate over the chilled chocolate in the baking dish.
- Refrigerate the baking dish again for 15-20 minutes.
- Warm the remaining bittersweet chocolate.
- Pour the melted chocolate over the white chocolate.
- Sprinkle with the remaining crushed candy over the chocolate.
- Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
- Remove the chocolate from the baking dish.
- Cut into 2-inch wide strips.
- Cut into squares or triangles.
- Keep in the refrigerator.
Some to Keep, Some to Share
This classic candy is sure to be appreciated by anyone who is lucky enough to get a taste. Make some for your family, and then make and package a few more batches to give as gifts to family and friends.