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Peppermint Bark

Instead of lugging those bags home from the mall, make your Peppermint Bark this year. This candy is a perfect gift for teachers, neighbors and Gr8 Friends!
Cook Time20 mins
cooling time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Candy
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy, peppermint bark
Servings: 2 pounds
Author: Kyle

Ingredients

  • 1 pound semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 pound white chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon food grade peppermint oil, divided or peppermint extract (*See Gr8 Tip below)
  • ¾ cup crushed soft or hard peppermint candies

Instructions

  • Line a baking pan with parchment or wax paper.
  • Add about an inch of water to a medium saucepan and bring the water to a low simmering boil (a double boiler can also be used).
  • Place the semi-sweet chocolate in a heat-proof glass or ceramic bowl and place the bowl on top of the pan of simmering water. The chocolate will begin to melt.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and stir.
  • Add ¼ teaspoon of peppermint oil and stir.
  • Continue to stir with a spatula until the chocolate has completely melted. This could take several minutes.
  • Carefully remove the bowl from the pan (it will be hot!) and spread the chocolate onto the prepared baking pan. If you use a large pan the chocolate will not spread all the way to the edges. Spread the chocolate with a spatula so that the chocolate is about ⅛ to ¼ inch thick. I use a jelly roll pan and spread the chocolate into a rectangle shape that measures about 12" x 9".
  • Set the pan aside while preparing the white chocolate.
  • Wash the bowl and spatula (after you have licked them of course!) and use for melting the white chocolate. Be sure the bowl is completely dry before adding the white chocolate.
  • Add a bit more water to the pan if needed and bring back to a low simmering boil.
  • Add the white chocolate to the bowl and place the bowl on top of the pan of boiling water.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and stir.
  • Add ¼ teaspoon of peppermint oil and stir.
  • Continue to stir until the chocolate is completely melted.
  • Spread the white chocolate onto the top of the dark chocolate.
  • Sprinkle the crushed peppermint candies to the top of the white chocolate and press lightly so that they will stay on.
  • Let the candy sit on the counter for at least an hour to completely cool.
  • Break into pieces and serve or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Notes

 

Peppermint Bark wrapped as a gift

Gr8 Tips:

  • If you want a less intense peppermint flavor, only add a total of ¼ peppermint oil to either the dark or white chocolate. Peppermint extract can also be used which is found at your local grocery market.
  • I bought peppermint oil at our local craft supply store on the cake decorating aisle.
  • The bark can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
  • Find a fun way to wrap it up and give this holiday! Gr8 gift for teachers, neighbors, co-workers, family and friends!
Tried this recipe?Mention @Great8Friends or tag #gr8food!