Peppermint bark is one of my all-time favorite holiday treats to make for family, friends, and co-workers. It’s now a tradition for me to make since each batch has always been a hit! I love making this recipe because it’s done in no time and fun to put together. Here’s what you’ll need:
2 bags of milk or dark melting chocolate (I always use Wilton’s candy melts, which can be found at a local craft store).
1 bag of white melting chocolate
2 to 3 candy canes
2 tablespoons Kelapo Coconut Oil
Place water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
In a separate bowl, add milk or dark chocolate melts and place on top of the boiling water. Add in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and stir together frequently until all chocolate is melted. The coconut oil will give the chocolate a smooth consistency and prevent clumping.
Next, add in the peppermint extract. Personally, I start off by adding in 5 drops and increase to taste. I like my bark to have a strong, peppermint flavor.
With a spatula, spread the chocolate mixture onto a cooking sheet lined with parchment paper and let it cool.
Place the white chocolate melts in a new bowl and put on top of the boiling water. Add in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and stir together frequently until all chocolate is melted.
Once the white chocolate is melted, take a fork or spoon and drizzle the white chocolate over the milk/dark to create a splatter effect.
To crush the candy canes, I put them in a Ziploc bag and gently pound them with a hammer.
Sprinkle the crushed candy canes over the chocolate mixture and refrigerate for about an hour.
Once the peppermint bark is solid, break apart into pieces and enjoy!
Try making this peppermint bark for your upcoming holiday get together or as a treat for loved ones!
Happy Holidays Kelapo Fans!