Sunday, December 4, 2011

White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

My husband doesn't like white chocolate or candy canes. It's true. However, when I realized we had lonely, leftover almond bark in the pantry and a box of untouched candy canes crying out for attention, I just couldn't bear to leave them in their solitary state. Plus, more for me.

This is the stuff dreams are made of, y'all. And it only has two ingredients. That's right, you heard me. Two. ingredients. Make you some of this minty goodness and you will be singing Christmas songs for days (while standing in the kitchen, gettin' your grub on).
step one: Break up candy canes and put them in a ziploc bag.
step two: Using a rolling pin, smush the candy canes into tiny pieces. You'll want some big, some really small and gritty.
step three: Melt desired amount of almond bark in microwave safe bowl. I used four cubes for a 10" square dish. (pretty sure white chocolate chips would work , too)
step four: Dump your crushed candy into a colander over the melted chocolate. Toss it around until all the little pieces have fallen through, leaving only the bigger chunks.
step five: Stir small pieces into chocolate. This gives it the delightful, minty flavor.
step six: Oh, step six; how I loathe thee. This is where my brain hit the proverbial wall. I didn't line the pan with aluminum foil. Are you smarter than a fifth grader, Brittany? Why no, no I'm not. Please, I'm begging you, line your pan with foil. You won't be sorry. It still worked out for me, but let's just say cutting the bark up was more of a work-out than an ironman triathlon. Totally not exaggerating, either. Anyway, pour your mixture into a foil-lined pan or cookie sheet and sprinkle leftover bigger pieces on top. Pop into the fridge for 45 minutes to an hour. Pull it out, break into pieces, and you have yourself a yummy holiday treat.
This peppermint bark is so perfect for handing out to neighbors, friends, co-workers..anyone except picky husbands ;). Happy holidays, friends!

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19 comments:

  1. This looks so good! And I'm actually pretty sure I have everything to make it on-hand. Yummy! What a great gift! thanks for linking up this week.

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  2. These look really good. I really need to try making these and it looks so easy.

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  3. I just pinned this. It looks amazing! I think I'm going to have to make it ASAP.

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  4. I'll take some, please! I love your photography!

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  5. This looks delish! My hubby also doesn't like peppermint or white chocolate, too bad for him when I make this :)

    Where did you get your red/white polka dotted bowl? SO CUTE!

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  6. Thanks, ladies!! Casey...it's actually a square baking dish that we got as a wedding gift. Here's some you can check out! http://www.thefind.com/kitchen/browse-red-spode

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  7. Oh, this is going on my must make list for sure! Thank you for sharing. Found you via link party. :o)

    P.S. I adore your font on here! So, so cute!

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  8. Following you now! ;o) Thanks for following me, too!

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  9. Looks fabulous & easy enough for this chick to make! Pinning this recipe too! :)

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  10. how can he not like white chocolate?? crazy!! :) looks delish!

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  11. Yummmm! And I seriously have the candy canes ready for this. Holiday work party may get a bite of this. Thank you so much!

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  12. This looks so easy and I love peppermint bark. Yum! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you back :)

    Christine Projectsaroundthehouse.blogspot.com

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  13. Yum, yum! Peppermint is so Christmas, isn't it! Thanks for linking up this yummy recipe with Hating Martha...can't wait to try it with my kids!

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  14. This looks absolutely delicious! I have those two ingredients laying around, and I am going to have to try this recipe out.

    Becoming a follower to keep up on all your great ideas.

    If you get a chance sometime, you'll have to stop by my blog.

    Melissa
    redflycreations.blogspot.com

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  15. Yummy! And so simple! I have a bag of broken candy canes that would be perfect for this recipe. Thanks!

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  16. Mmmm... that looks so great! It would never have occurred to me to use a strainer to get only the small bits in the actual chocolate but it makes perfect sense!

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  17. Looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Friday. We hope you'll join us again today:)

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