Candy Cane Peppermint Bark
A perfect recipe for the peppermint lover. Crunchy and delicious, this is a perfect snack at anytime.
Melt the dark chocolate and pour onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Spread evenly to desired thickness. Place in refrigerator for about an hour to harden. Sift peppermint candy to separate the large chunks from the peppermint sand. Melt the white chocolate. Add 2 drops of peppermint extract to the melted white chocolate and mix. When cooled, fold the peppermint sand into the white chocolate taking care not to over-mix (that will turn your chocolate pink). Remove dark chocolate from the refrigerator and spread the white chocolate on top. Sprinkle the peppermint chunks evenly over the white chocolate and gently press the pieces into the layer. It’s best to use gloved hands or even a spatula so you don’t leave finger marks on the bark. Refrigerate until hardened. Leave it in the refrigerator the shortest amount of time possible to set (several hours is fine, overnight is not). Break the bark into pieces and store at room temperature. Do not store in the refrigerator or the chocolate will sweat.