DIY Gift Idea: Peppermint Bark


Since you now have to dedicate a good chunk of your time to scraping the ice of your vehicle, shoveling your walk and building fires in your fireplace, why not make your holiday gifting and entertaining easier? Not only is this recipe for Peppermint Bark simple to make, but it's a real crowd pleaser. It's a nostalgic treat for some and a holiday staple for others, but anyone who loves peppermint, will definitely appreciate it.

To make this recipe you will need:

2 pounds white chocolate, chopped

12 candy canes, crushed with a rolling pin

1/2 teaspoon



4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped

Line an 11 x 17 inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Place one inch of water in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. Place a heatproof bowl over the pan, making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water. Place white chocolate in the bowl and melt, stirring constantly. Add extract and crushed candy canes to the white chocolate and stir until well combined. Pour onto lined baking sheet and spread in a thin layer with a rubber spatula. Melt dark chocolate in a separate bowl. With a spoon drizzle dark chocolate over white chocolate mixture. Using a skewer or tip of a knife, swirl dark chocolate into white chocolate. Let harden on the counter for 3-4 hours and break into pieces. Package in cellophane bags or metal tins and tie with twine.