December is here, and there’s only one food on my mind – peppermint bark!! Okay, maybe that statement is a little dramatic, but peppermint bark is a huge deal this time of year for our family.
I make it every single year, and actually have a couple of family members who look forward to it. My cousins recently let me know my uncle takes his bark leftovers and brings one piece to work a day to make his stash last. Sorry for calling you out Zio John, but it’s too funny not to share!
After bringing it to a few family gatherings, I’ve had people ask how I make my bark and they are usually astonished by how easy it is. It does take a little bit longer to make because both the dark chocolate and the white chocolate take time to harden in the fridge, but there are only a few simple steps you need to take to make this impressive festive dessert.
Speaking of steps, did you happen to catch my step-by-step instruction video on my Facebook page? It’s the first tutorial video I’ve ever shot and edited. A huge shout out to the huz for filming it for me!
Isn’t is beautious? I just love the way the peppermint pops through the white chocolate.
If you end up making peppermint bark this season, don’t forget to tag your photos with #marinamakeseats!
Festive Peppermint Bark
- 2 10 oz bags of dark chocolate
- 2 cups of peppermint candies
- 2 10 oz bags of white chocolate
In a medium saucepan, bring about 2-3 cups of water to a boil. Place dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl and place it on top of the pan of boiling water. Continuously stir chocolate with a wooden spoon until melted.
Place parchment paper over a baking sheet and spread melted chocolate across, creating a thin layer. Place the the chocolate in the fridge to harden for about an hour.
Crush the peppermint candies in a food processor or blender, pulsing until almost completely crushed. Melt the white chocolate by repeating the above instructions.
Add the peppermint to the melted white chocolate. Take the hardened dark chocolate out of the fridge and carefully spread the white chocolate and peppermint mixture on top of the dark chocolate. Place in the fridge to harden for about an hour.
Once hardened, take the chocolate out of the fridge and break into pieces with your hands. That’s it! Enjoy!