December 21, 2008

Sweet Tutorial

I'm running out of time to share all of the holiday posts that I wanted to. So, even though my birthday was yesterday and it was the single bestest birthday a girl ever had, I'm not going to tell you about it today. Nope. I'll save it for later and leave you hanging so that I can share with you this yummy Peppermint Bark tutorial. I hope you are loving every moment of these last days of the holiday season.

There are 2 versions of this recipe that I make. This one involves a bottom layer of melted semi sweet chocolate followed by a layer of the melted white chocolate topped with a swirl of more semi sweet chocolate. That's what I made this year but most years I just do the white chocolate with the semi swirl.

Jen's Peppermint Bark
1 or 3 12 ounce bags of semi sweet chocolate (depending on which recipe you choose)
3 12 ounce bags of semi sweet white chocolate
2 6 ounce boxes of candy canes, crushed
2 teaspoons peppermint extract

Place candy canes in a plastic bag and hammer into 1/4 inch chunks or smaller. Melt white chocolate in a double boiler. When melted add candy cane chunks & peppermint extract. Separately melt 1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Pour white chocolate mixture onto a large cookie sheet layered with parchment or waxed paper and spread white chocolate out to edges.

Pour melted semi-sweet chocolate in ribbons over top and swirl up and down and back and forth with a butter knife.

Put in refrigerator for 45 minutes or until firm. Remove from cookie sheet and break into pieces (like peanut brittle) and package in cellophane bags.

To do a layer of semi-sweet chocolate on bottom, first melt 2 bags of semi-sweet chocolate chips and pour onto large wax paper lined cookie sheet and let harden in the refrigerate before following recipe above.


  1. yum. i love peppermint bark...especially from william sonoma...but i've never made my own! i will have to add these things to my grocery list! thanks!

    This peppermint bark with white and dark choc sounds like something my family would love too :-) thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. As much as I do get excited about recipes, I am more excited to hear about the single most best birthday ever!!! The Happiest of Birthdays to you!!! I am glad to hear it was fabulous. Looking forward to details.

  4. Yummy, that looks so good. Thank you for all the great recipes. Happy Birthday.

  5. This is one of Gracie's favorite recipes to make and package for her teachers. Next time we will have to add a chocolate layer! YUM!

  6. I have to try this!!! I love pepermint and chocolate together! Just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas! I enjoy your blog so much!

  7. be lated happy birthday !
    Wow the peppermint choc sounds really yummy!

  8. This sounds great.I'll have to squeeze this one in beofre Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Goodness gracious, I can't stop eating this stuff. Your recipe looks yummy! I'll have to save this:-)

  10. Yummy, yummy, nothing else to say but please pass me a piece!


    This recipe sounds wonderful. If anyone uses candy canes on the tree, this would be a great way to use them, after Christmas, too.

    Merry Christmas!

  12. i adore peppermint bark and I haven't made any this year--probably won't now. Happy birthday!

  13. um, that just looks SINFULLY delicious!

  14. I made your recipe today and it so yummy! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

  15. YUMMY Jen. That looks so good.
    Hey I just noticed you live in the same town my son lives in. I'll be there in a week. WOOHOOO


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