25 Days of Cookies: White Chocolate Peppermint Bark


If you don’t have a lot of time but still want to do something handmade for gifts, this is one of the easiest recipes around. It makes about two pounds of candy and can easily be halved or doubled. You can use crushed red and green peppermint candies for an extra Christmas kick, or sprinkle crushed Oreo cookies on top if you or a recipient don’t like peppermint.

If you’re not crazy about white chocolate you can substitute with vanilla baking chips.

White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Crushed peppermint candy canes or starlight peppermints, about 1 cup
2 pounds white chocolate
Peppermint flavoring, optional

Place candy canes in a plastic bag and hammer into 1/4-inch chunks or smaller. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Combine candy cane chunks with chocolate (add peppermint flavoring at this point if desired.)

Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet layered with parchment or waxed paper and place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes or until firm. Remove from cookie sheet and break into pieces (like peanut brittle.)

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