Christmas is by far my favorite holiday! Everything about the season brings me continuous joy! From the meaning of the season (JESUS) to the crazy home decor!
One of my favorite things to do in this season is BAKE!! Bring it on! However, I am not the best baker.. So, I tend to let my mother take on the more difficult recipes while I stick to the simple 4-ingredient ones. Yet, I do love to partake in it.
BUT! This year I tried out something different and was completely excited for the finished product. Peppermint Bark is my new favorite thing! It is so simple to make that I almost want to make a couple batches of it!!
If you love candy canes, milk AND white chocolate.. THEN this one is for you! Enjoy!
Peppermint Bark Recipe:
1/2 teaspoon of Peppermint Extract (divided up below)
2 teaspoons of Canola Oil (divided up below)
7-8 ounces of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
7-8 ounces of White Chocolate Chips
2-3 Candy Canes OR peppermint sheddings
Lightly grease a 9×9 or 8×8 pan and add wax paper over. Set aside.
Add semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 tsp of canola oil into a glass bowl. Then, microwave in 1 minute intervals (mine only took 2-3 minutes to completely melt.) Stir after each minute and keep an eye on it because you don’t want to burn them!
Stir in 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract to melted chocolate. Then, pour melted chocolate into the pan. Smooth over evenly. Store in refrigerator for 1 hour or until completely hardened.
Now, using the same method as above, melt your white chocolate chips with 1 tsp of canola oil. Again, 1 minute intervals and stir!
After melted, stir in 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract. Pour white chocolate over the first chocolate layer. Smooth over evenly.
Crush up candy cane or choice of peppermint. Sprinkle over the white chocolate layer. PUSH in the bits or else it will come apart later!
Return back to the refrigerator and store for another hour or so! Then, after completely hardened, remove wax paper from pan and break off bark into bits.
I hope you had a nice Christmas! Thank you so much for visiting me today. Please leave a comment below telling me one of your favorite recipes for the holiday time. I’d love to add some goodies to my list!
xoxo, Mo Tarp