Foolproof peppermint bark

Looking for something super easy to throw together the night before that Christmas party or holiday potluck? Look no further! I made this for my nephew’s first birthday party this weekend, and all the adults went nuts for it. They kept exclaiming how good it was, and I’m so talented, and how did I make it?

I felt a little dumb saying, “I melted chocolate, and then I melted more chocolate, and then I put candy on it.”

You will need (here’s where it gets tricky, so pay close attention):

  • white chocolate
  • milk chocolate
  • crushed peppermint

And that’s it. It’s up to you how much to add, it all depends on what ratios you want and how many people you’re feeding! I used roughly a pound each of white and milk chocolate, and a few handfuls of the peppermint.

If you are not lucky enough to live by a Wegmans, or at least a grocery store that sells candy in bulk, you might have to melt down some chocolate bars and crush your own candy canes. I’m lazy though 🙂

First you line a cookie sheet with foil, and lightly spray with cooking spray. Then you melt the milk chocolate in a double boiler (or a metal bowl suspending over simmering water) stirring often to prevent it from burning.

When the chocolate is melted, pour it onto the cookie sheet, spread it evenly (again, how thick you spread it depends on how thick you want it!) and pop it in the fridge for half an hour.

When it’s hard, melt the white chocolate in the same way. Add a few handfuls of the crushed peppermint, and then smear the whole mixture evenly on top of the chocolate layer. Sprinkle more candy to top it off, and then refrigerate for another hour before breaking into bite-sized pieces!

So there you go, minimal effort for maximum results. My favorite way to cook! 🙂 You can throw it all in a bowl to serve at a party, or you could even wrap them up and give them as gifts, if you need a last minute present. Or go ahead and save it all for yourself, I won’t judge you.

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