Easy and Yummy Peppermint Bark

Now, I’m not a big cook. Just ask anyone in my family. Mr. Knight does the bulk of the cooking while I do the baking. I love making yummy holiday treats to share with our friends and family. When I saw this easy recipe for Peppermint Bark over on Shannon’s blog, Shannanigans, I knew I had to try it. Just look at those results! Yum Yum!

Mine didn’t turn out looking exactly like Shannon’s bark. My bottom layer blended a little too much with my top layer of white chocolate (I was a little hasty and didn’t wait till the bottom layer was completely solid). Either way, super pretty or not, it all goes to the same place and tastes amazing going down. :)

Here’s her recipe:

What you’ll need –

  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 bag of Starlight peppermint candies (you really need only 20 pieces)

Directions –

  1. Lay a piece of parchment (or wax, as we did) paper on a cookie sheet.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips. I did as she mentioned, doing a double boiler with a bowl over boiled water.
  3. Spread the melted chocolate on the parchment/wax paper in the cookie sheet. Place in fridge.
  4. Place 20 unwrapped peppermint candies in a ziploc bag and smash those babies into little pieces. We didn’t have a meat cleaver so I used a metal orange squeezer (is that what they’re called?).
  5. Melt the white chocolate chips.
  6. Sift the mints to separate the small pieces from the dust and mix the dust into the melted white chocolate (yum yum).
  7. Take the cookie sheet out of the fridge and spread the white chocolate on top and finish it off by sprinkling the small peppermint pieces on top.
  8. Throw that puppy in the fridge and wait 20 minutes. I might suggest waiting a bit longer, or even leaving them overnight, as ours took awhile to “set.”
  9. After waiting an excruciating long time to eat these treats, take them out of the fridge and break them into pieces.
  10. Feed to husband.

What treats do you plan to make this holiday season?

3 Comment

  1. Emily says:

    My mom used to make this every year! It looks great in jars, etc. for gifts.

    As week speak there is a william-sonoma add on the side of the blog with peppermint bark in it. Weird.

  2. Alexandra says:

    Thank you for posting this recipe. I made some just tonight. I graduated from UF (Go Gators!), but now live in New Hampshire. Instead of putting the chocolate in the fridge to harden, I put it outside for a few minutes! Brr… winter!

  3. They’re really really good honey. They taste basically like Ande’s mints but way better because you made them. I can taste the love.

    That picture I took sure does look good. Something I like to call “talent”.

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