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Milk Chocolate Peppermint Bark with White Chocolate

Chocolate bark is so quick and easy to assemble that it makes a great hostess gift or last minute potluck dessert. Serve it with coffee at your next dinner party as a great way to end a special meal.

December 24th, 2012

Recipe and Styling by Paula Bowman

Chef Tip: For convenience, many bulk foods stores sell finely crushed candy canes. This would save a step in the bottom layer of the peppermint bark. Look for it in decorating the aisle alongside sprinkles.
Prep Time
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes, including chilling time
  • 10
 oz milk or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup candy canes, finely crushed
  • 10 oz white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup candy cane pieces, roughly chopped, about 3-4 candy canes
  1. Line a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. Place milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips in a bowl set over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted. Be careful not to let any water come in contact with chocolate or it will seize. Combine with the finely crushed peppermint pieces and stir well. Pour chocolate mixture onto prepared sheet pan and smooth evenly and thinly with a silicone or offset spatula. Transfer to freezer and chill until set, about 5 minutes.

  3. Place white chocolate in a small clean bowl set over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted. Spread white chocolate on top of the chilled chocolate mixture and smooth evenly, being careful to work quickly and gently or the milk chocolate will run into the white. Sprinkle larger candy canes pieces on top, pressing gently so they stick. Chill in refrigerator or freezer until firm and break or cut into pieces. Store tightly sealed in refrigerator until ready to use.

Milk Chocolate Peppermint Bark with White Chocolate
Photography by Carlo Mendoza

One response to “Milk Chocolate Peppermint Bark with White Chocolate”

  1. Jane Logan says:

    Swoon! There really is nothing like the combination of chocolate and mint!

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