I have just the treat that will put you in the holiday spirit - marbled peppermint bark. Mmmm…sweet and minty and crunchy. So good!
Here's how you make it:
Chocolate melts or almond bark
[I'm not listing amounts, because you can make this any size you want - just use the same amount of chocolate and vanilla candy melts/almond bark, and as many crushed candy canes that it takes to cover the top.]
Place your unwrapped candy canes in a freezer bag, seal it up, and bang on it with whatever you have handy! You want to crush it to the point where there are pieces about 1/4 of an inch long and smaller.
Place the candy pieces in a mesh strainer, and shake to strain out the tiny pieces of candy "dust":
We'll add the dust to the chocolate later.
Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper:
Place the dark chocolate candy melts/almond bark in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave it in 30 second intervals, stirring each time. When the chocolate looks smooth and melted, pour it onto the wax paper. With a rubber spatula or the back of a spoon, spread the chocolate out in an even layer. How thick the chocolate is is up to you:
Repeat the microwaving with the white chocolate, and when it's melted, pour in the candy dust from earlier. Mix well.
Pour this mixture onto the dark chocolate, and use a spoon to swirl the two colors together:
Don't over-swirl, or the colors will blend.
Sprinkle the candy cane pieces over the chocolate, then press them down gently:
Let your peppermint bark cool until the chocolate is quite hard - I let mine cool for four hours.
Break the bark into pieces with your fingers, and enjoy!
- Sugar Baby