Every single year I have seen recipes for Peppermint Bark, and every year I have told myself I am going to make it, but never have. So this year I was determined. And I have to say, this is probably one of the easiest recipes I have ever made. Seriously, all you need is chocolate and candy canes.
What you need:
300g milk chocolate
300g white chocolate
4 candy canes
How to make:
1. Take your baking tray and line it with the tin foil. You are going to want quite a big baking tray, mine was a little too small and as such my bark turned out a little bit too thick.
2. Crush the candy canes. This can be tricky but place the candy canes into a bag and then use a rolling pin to crush them into pieces.
3. Melt the milk chocolate. I do this by placing the chocolate in a bowl over a simmering pan of water (make sure the bowl isn’t touching the water). Melt the chocolate bit by bit rather than all at once. Pour in 1/4 tsp of peppermint essence and stir in.
4. Once completely melted pour the chocolate into your baking tray as evenly as possible. Set into the fridge for the time-being.
5. Now melt the white chocolate using the same process as before (including another 1/4v tsp of peppermint essence). Once melted, take the baking tray out of the fridge and pour over the milk chocolate.
6. Take the crushed candy canes and sprinkle them over the chocolate. Press them into the chocolate to make sure the chocolate dries around it.
7. Leave to the side for a few hours until fully set. I left it over night to be absolutely sure. Once set, break into pieces.
And there you have it, an easy peasy festive treat. As you can probably see from my picture mine turned out far too thick which made it a little hard to break but it still tasted great. I’ll just have to make sure to use a bigger baking tray next time!
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