Every year I make homemade peppermint bark. Of course I could just go out and buy a tin but I always feel like the homemade kind always tastes better! I know I’m using real chocolate and peppermint oil. Nothing artificial flavoring in my peppermint bark. I got a little silly taking pictures because I kept taking a small square during the photo shoot. It was just too good and I kept telling myself, “Okay just 1 more!” You know how that goes and then my dad started making fun of me. Hence the silly pictures and why peppermint bark makes me a little silly. ;)
2 pounds of semi-sweet chocolate, broken into pieces (no chocolate chips)
2 pounds of white chocolate, broken into pieces (no chocolate chips)
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons of pure peppermint extract
6 candy canes, crushed up
Take the unwrapped candy canes and place into a zip loc bag. Use a rolling pin to crush into small pieces. Set aside.
In a large microwaveable bowl, melt the semi-sweet chocolate in 30 second increments. Mix until melted and shiny. Add 1/2 teaspoon of oil. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spread the chocolate into a nice rectangle shape. Place into the freezer while working on the white chocolate.
Melt the white chocolate the same way and add in 1/2 teaspoon oil and the 2 teaspoons of peppermint extract. Mix well and set aside to cool slightly. Once the semi-sweet chocolate has harden, add the white chocolate on top and spread an even layer making sure to not melt the chocolate into the white. Then quickly sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top. Set into the freezer.
For a little decoration I melted some extra semi-sweet chocolate and drizzled on top.
Break into all kinds of pieces and place into your favorite tin or holiday plate. Some people only say to add 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract but honestly you don’t get the full peppermint flavor. 2 teaspoons work out perfectly!
Just make sure you don’t eat too much or else you will turn silly like me!