When December first hits, our Christmas tree goes up and all the decorations come out. We also LOVE to make all types of holiday treats. I found this chocolate bark recipe previously, and I added the dark chocolate as my own addition.
Then, I top it with crushed peppermint candy canes. The nice part about this recipe is you can add other crushed hard candies to it as you please. For the dark chocolate, you should pick your favorite chocolate bar instead of using baking chocolate. It tastes AND looks much better.
All you have to do is break the bark up with your hands to serve!
100g Dark Chocolate
125g White Chocolate
3 Large Candy Canes
~optional~ mini green & red pebbles
Prepare a small 20 x 20 baking dish with baking paper (I spray with a little oil or water on tin to help paper to stick!)
Peel Candy Canes and either blitz in food processor or pop in a ziplock bag and bash with a rolling pin until combination of crushed and small chunks remain. Set aside.
Melt Dark Chocolate in the microwave, 20 second bursts at a time, stirring well in between (or in double boiler on stove)
Pour melted chocolate into dish and spread with the back of a spoon until level then pop in fridge or freezer to set
Melt White Chocolate in the microwave, 20 second bursts at a time, stirring well in between (or in a double boiler on stove)
Pour White Chocolate onto set Dark Chocolate and spread with the back of a spoon until smooth.
Sprinkle crushed candy cane over the top of the melted white chocolate, and pebbles if you are using
Pop in the fridge to set completely.
Once set remove from fridge and using hands crack the bark into smaller segments depending on what you need them more.
Store in an airtight container for ages – if it lasts that long!
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Quick Tip: Stir the chocolate each time after microwaving to help it melt and to avoid burning.
Recipe and image courtesy of: Just a Mum