easy homemade peppermint bark
We have made a different peppermint bark for several years for my daughters school friends. We make it a few different ways. This double chocolate peppermint bark recipe gives the love of milk and white chocolate together. Homemade peppermint bark is easy to make. Everyone seems to swarm to the kitchen to enjoy it. We also give it as gifts to our friends and family.
The hardest part of making this recipe is waiting for the chocolate to set up. But this happens while you are melting the white chocolate. In a hurry? Put the milk chocolate in the fridge to firm up.
You can use peppermint extract if you do not have edible peppermint essential oil.
8 cubes of white chocolate (we use almond bark)
8 cubes of milk chocolate
crushed peppermint candy canes
8 drop edible peppermint essential oil
In a microwave safe bowl, microwave half the milk chocolate on 50% power for 2 minutes. You will want to stir after 1 minute and check every 30 seconds after that until the chocolate is melted. Once the chocolate starts to melt, add the rest of the milk chocolate and microwave again for 2 minutes on 50% power. You may need to do this 4 times to melt all the chocolate.
Remove from the microwave once it is melted and stir. Add the peppermint oil and stir again to incorporate.
Pour the chocolate onto a silicone mat that is on a cookie sheet. Use a spatula to spread the chocolate over the mat and allow to cool.
While the chocolate is setting, start melting the white chocolate and repeat the process for melting the chocolate. You do not need to add peppermint oil to the white chocolate (unless desired).
Once melted, stir and the pour on top of the milk chocolate and spread evenly.
Gently. Gently, bang the tray on the counter to ‘tunk’ it to even it out.
Take the peppermint and sprinkle on top of the white chocolate.
Press the peppermint candy into the chocolate to keep it in place.
Allow the chocolate to set before breaking into small pieces.
Place in jars, bags or your favorite holiday container for gifts.