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Dec 09 2010

Candy Cane Bark Two Recipes

candy cane bark katherines cornerSome 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 10×8-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.

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  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    Now that's some wild looking candy!

  2. Slamdunk

    Very cool Katherine. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Sherri

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

  4. Heather

    Looks beautiful and delicious!

  5. Nicole MacDonald

    OMG that looks ridiculously good!

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  6. Karen

    Pure Christmas candy! Yummo!

  7. onemixedbag.com

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

  8. Shabbygalsnest

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

  9. ~Lavender Dreamer~

    What yummy recipes! Happy holidays! Enjoy! ♥

  10. Amanda

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

  11. PixelatedMushroom

    om nom nom ^_^

  12. welcome to my world of poetry

    Looks delicious, thanks for sharing.

    Yvonne.

  13. Tammy @BeatriceBanks

    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!

  14. MishMish

    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!!!

  15. La Petite Gallery

    Have to try it. very close to making butter Toffee

    yvonne

  16. Debby@Just Breathe

    Thank you. Peppermint Bark is so delicious!

  17. Jenny

    Yummy!
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  18. Pom Pom

    It looks wonderful! So festive and happy!

  19. notesfromnadir

    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!

  20. Laura Ingalls Gunn

    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.

  21. Emily - Bentobloggy.com

    Wow, yummy!

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    Thanks!!

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  23. LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby

    I'll be making that for sure!

  24. ~Rachel~

    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. :-)

  25. msposhb

    Stopping by via the weekend hops to say hello and follow.
    Have a great weekend.
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  26. A multi-dimensional life

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

  27. LDH

    These two recipes looks so good!

  28. Canadianmom

    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

  29. Donna

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

  30. Bringing Pretty Back

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

  31. Lin

    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!

  32. Melinda Ciaccia

    Yum! I love Peppermint Bark…so does everyone in my family. I know what I’ll be bringing to the Christmas Party this year!

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  33. andrea cammarata

    morning my sweet friend!!!! thank you for sharing your yummy bark recipe…i am going to be making some tomorrow!!! : ) so sweet…pretty and delicious! sending holiday hugs and now i am hopping over to see Chicken Scratch and visit her gorgeous Alphie who everyone here in this family is totally in love with!!!! just look at that face and those paws…he is going to be one big doggie!!! : ) sending holiday hugs and i will be writing you later today : )…

  34. Kelly

    OH WOW YUMMY! I love peppermint bark! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe (just pinned)

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