Do you love peppermint bark this time of year? Well I do too, but I hate paying $6 for a tiny bag of Ghirardelli squares, so I finally tried to make some of my own and it was SO easy!! Try it for yourself and let me know how you like them!
- 1 Large Bag of Peppermints (I got a huge one from Walgreens for $1.50)
- 2 Bags of White Chocolate Morsels
Step 1: Unwrap mints (or candy canes) and place them in a ziplock bag. Place the bag on a cutting board and hit it repeatedly with something heavy. A pot works great, but a rubber mallet, or large book would work too! *Tip: Place dish towels under the cutting board to protect your counter tops and reduce the noise!
Step 2: Melt the chocolate using a double boiler – for those of you who may not know, this is simply placing a glass bowl on top of a pot with simmering water. Keep the flame on low.
Step 3: Once the chocolate is melted, remove the bowl from the heat and add the crushed peppermints. Stir thoroughly and spread onto a lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle the top with peppermint crumbs for extra pizzaz.
Step 4: Refrigerate for 45 minutes, or until the bark is hard.
Step 5: Once the bark is cool break it apart with your hands like peanut brittle.
Voila! Delicious Peppermint Bark in under an hour, and it’s so affordable. This makes a great handmade Christmas gift or stocking stuffer – I’ll be giving mine out this year.
For more fun and easy chocolate recipes, check out my DIY Fancy Chocolate tutorial!