Thursday

Candy Cane Bark Two Recipes

Some people call it candy cane or peppermint bark, others call it peppermint brittle, whatever you call it, I know you'll call it yummy. Here are two recipes I hope you'll enjoy making this holiday season. Great to fill holiday tins with and give to friends and neighbors too.



Recipe One
 6  oz. chocolate-flavor candy coating (chopped)
 3  oz. milk chocolate bar (chopped)
 6  oz. vanilla-flavor candy coating (chopped)
 3  oz. white chocolate baking squares (chopped)
1/4  cup ( about four) peppermint candy canes (crushed)
Baking sheet (should accommodate a 10 x 8 rectangle)
Foil
2 Small saucepans  ( thick bottomed)or double boilers
Spatula
Before You Start Line a large baking sheet with foil.
Let’s Make It! In a small saucepan or double boiler, melt chocolate-flavor candy coating and milk chocolate bar, stirring over low heat until smooth. Pour onto baking sheet and spread into a 10x8-inch rectangle; set aside. In another saucepan or double boiler, melt vanilla-flavor candy coating and white chocolate baking squares, stirring over low heat until smooth. Slowly pour white mixture over chocolate mixture on baking sheet. With a thin spatula, swirls white candy mixture into chocolate mixture. Shake baking sheet gently for even thickness. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Chill in refrigerator 30 minutes or until firm. Use foil to lift candy from baking sheet; break candy into pieces.
Katie’s Tid Bits *Try substituting milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and/or white chocolate baking squares with cocoa butter for candy coating.
Makes 1-1/4 pounds. Store in air tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Or try this simpler recipe using white chocolate…..

What You Need
12 large candy canes
2 Lbs white chocolate ( chopped into 1/2-inch pieces)
1/2 tsp peppermint oil
Large baking sheet ( 11x 17 works well)
Parchment paper
Knife or meat tenderizer and cutting board
Double Boiler

Before You Start Line the baking sheet with parchment; set aside.
Let’s Make It!Using a chef's knife or meat tenderizer, cut or smash candy canes into 1/4" pieces. In the top of a double boiler, melt white chocolate, stirring constantly. Remove from heat as soon as the chocolate is melted. Stir candy cane and peppermint oil into the chocolate. Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet; spread evenly. Refrigerate until firm, 25 to 30 minutes. Break into pieces, and serve.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


31 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that's some wild looking candy!

Slamdunk said...

Very cool Katherine. Thanks for sharing.

Sherri said...

Sunday my daughter is making bark, so I'm going to give you her recipe! Thanks!

Heather said...

Looks beautiful and delicious!

Nicole MacDonald said...

OMG that looks ridiculously good!

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Karen said...

Pure Christmas candy! Yummo!

onemixedbag.com said...

Oh,my. I think I just drooled on my keyboard. Those sound yummy!

Shabbygalsnest said...

Mmmhhhm will have to try that! I kove peppermint bark. Thanks for sharing with us. Traci

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What yummy recipes! Happy holidays! Enjoy! ♥

Amanda said...

Looks yummy!!This is my grandma's favorite!
Amanda

PixelatedMushroom said...

om nom nom ^_^

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Looks delicious, thanks for sharing.

Yvonne.

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Oh yummy! I know I've had this before but it's been a long time ago. Thanks for sharing. Happy to have found your lovely blog! I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
Have a happy holiday season!

MishMish said...

I love peppermint bark - I don't bake so this is the only holiday treat I make!!!

Thanks for the follow - I'm now following you as well!!!

La Petite Gallery said...

Have to try it. very close to making butter Toffee

yvonne

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you. Peppermint Bark is so delicious!

Jenny said...

Yummy!
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Pom Pom said...

It looks wonderful! So festive and happy!

notesfromnadir said...

So that's how it's made! I think it's wonderful as I've always loved anything peppermint & even tho' white chocolate is mostly cocoa butter, milk & sugar I have a great fondness for the stuff!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I have enjoyed this seasonal delight many times but have never attempted to make it on my own.

Thank you so very much for the recipe.

Emily - Bentobloggy.com said...

Wow, yummy!

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LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby said...

I'll be making that for sure!

~Rachel~ said...

Mmmmmm, can never have too many candy cane recipes! Thanks for sharring!

Thank you also for stopping by my blog...please come by again! I am following you back. :-)

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A multi-dimensional life said...

What a lovely post! I enjoyed stopping by today! The recipe looks fantastic and I loved the music! Now I'm craving peppermint bark! :)

LDH said...

These two recipes looks so good!

Canadianmom said...

Great recipes!

I saw your follow on my blog and thought I'd check out yours. I am now following you!

I hope you had a great weekend!

Take care!

Jen

Donna said...

Looks just delishious!!! I'm going to try it for sure!!! Yum!!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Perfect Christmas candy!
Thank you for the recipe!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Lin said...

I use candy-making chocolate because it is so much easier to work with and it keeps for a long time without having to refrigerate. YUM!