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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Quick & Easy Peppermint Bark~ Dairy Free Version

This peppermint bark is so easy to make and only uses 2 ingredients!

  My son needed a holiday treat for his school party and I was short on time. So I made peppermint bark. His whole class loved the candy and everyone requested the recipe. They were shocked at how easy it was to make. This delicious peppermint candy only needs white chocolate chips and candy canes. It can be made in less than 30 minutes. You will never buy storebought peppermint bark again. You can also make this recipe with milk chocolate chips for a chocolate peppermint bark or if you have a dairy allergy then you can use dairy-free chocolate chips. I wish that I could find dairy-free white chocolate chips but no luck yet.

Quick & Easy Peppermint Bark
   1 bag white or milk chocolate chips (for a dairy-free version use dairy-free chocolate chips)
     1 box 12 count candy canes

Unwrap the candy canes and crush into small pieces. I crushed my candy canes in my blender on chop for a couple of seconds. If you don't have a blender or food processor, you can crush them in a bowl with a potato masher or in a ziplock bag. Set the candy aside and line a baking sheet with a silicone sheet, wax paper, or parchment paper. Place the white chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl and cook on high for 1 and a half minutes. Stir and cook in 30-second increments until melted. Make sure to stir after each 30-second cookings. Do not lick the spoon as doing so will get moisture on the chocolate and cause it to crumbled and not melt. Once the chocolate is melted, stir in the crushed candy canes. Then spread the mixture on the lined baking sheet and smooth it out to cover the entire pan. Let cool for an hour or until hard. Then break the candy into pieces.

Makes a great gift!

  My church was collecting desserts for a school holiday food drive and I decided to place the candy canes and the white chocolate chips into a mason jar so that the family could make the bark. I know that I love cooking with my kids so I want others to have that same joy. I printed the recipe on a photo card and then tied it to the jar. I also added a cute label that I found online. It was such a festive looking gift.

A delicious treat 

  My family loves peppermint bark and always request for me to make it around the holidays. It is such an easy Christmas treat to make and it is also so easy to make for holiday potlucks and Christmas parties. I think this will be the treat this year that I make for the neighbors on Christmas Eve. After Christmas when the candy canes go on sale, I always buy plenty of boxes as they keep until the next Christmas. So if you need a delicious treat for a party or a hostess gift, you need to make this.

1 comment:

Agness of Run Agness Run said...

This seems like a perfect treat for the youngest ones, Tara! Excellent Christmas treat which my nieces will love. ;)

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