Easy Peppermint Bark

An unbelievably easy, no-fuss, Christmas peppermint bark recipe.
An unbelievably easy, no-fuss, christmas peppermint bark recipe.

I’ve found a new weakness….easy peppermint bark!!!
Let me ask you something first.

- What does every self-respecting chocaholic do around the Christmas??!

- Look for every excuse to incorporate chocolate into any Christmas treat imaginable   :)

This holiday season and Christmas will be different for us and special. Now the time has come for us to go to monthly check-ups and to see our angel. This is our first child and we are very excited. I’ve always wanted a girl, I love dresses, skirts, sweet hairstyles…
Buuuut, my doctor says it’s the boy …uff, little shirts , trucks and planes.  As long as he is alive and healthy, it is irrelevant, he is our greatest treasure.

An unbelievably easy, no-fuss, christmas peppermint bark recipe.

After several regularly scheduled doctor’s appointments and some good news, the only thing that worries me is high blood pressure in pregnancy. Hmm, how do I explain that I’m generally ok and that every my arrival to the doctor’s is only positive excitement because of the baby. I got my therapy and I must be sticking to it.
With the help of proper nutrition the pressure can be lowered naturally. I suggest these two ingredients:
Bananas – Your Moms have surely told you that bananas are healthy because they are full of potassium. Well, she was right. Potassium lowers blood pressure and reduces fluid retention.
Chocolate – Don’t rejoice too much because we are talking here about small quantities and dark chocolate with higher percentage of cocoa. Chocolate is rich in magnesium, and magnesium relaxes blood vessels and regulates blood pressure.
Christmas is near and of the proposed food, I of course opted for chocolate and this is my chocolate proposal for you!

Easy Peppermint Bark

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 oz dark chocolate
  • 12 oz white chocolate
  • 3 tsp vegetable oil
  • 10 to 12 crushed candy canes

Instructions

  1. Line the bottom and sides of an 9" x 9" square baking pan with non-stick aluminum foil.
  2. Stir half white chocolate and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a double boiler.
  3. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can make your own by placing a metal bowl into a pot of boiling water.
  4. Stir the chocolate as it melts with a heat-proof spatula.
  5. Remove from over water. Stir in 1/3 crushed candy cane pieces.
  6. Spread melted chocolate out on the parchment paper.
  7. Place baking pan in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  8. Melt the dark chocolate and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a metal bowl placed into a pot of boiling water.
  9. Stir the chocolate as it melts with a heat-proof spatula.
  10. Pour dark chocolate mixture in long lines over white chocolate layer.
  11. Using icing spatula, spread dark chocolate in even layer.
  12. Place baking pan in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  13. Repeat with another layer of white chocolate with the remaining chocolate and tilt the pan for an even layer.
  14. Immediately sprinkle the remaining crushed candy canes evenly over the white chocolate layer while it’s still warm and soft.
  15. Gently press down on them to help them stick into the layer.
  16. Place in the freezer for about 20 minutes, or until the chocolate has set.
  17. Remove the Peppermint Bark from the pan by lifting the edges of the aluminum foil.
  18. Break into suitable pieces, keep in the fridge for up to two weeks.
  19. Peppermint bark is traditionally broken into chunks but if you want to cut into squares, dip your knife or cookie cutter in hot water.
http://sugarapron.com/2015/11/24/easy-peppermint-bark/

An unbelievably easy, no-fuss, christmas peppermint bark recipe.

An unbelievably easy, no-fuss, christmas peppermint bark recipe.

About Sarah Kozowski

Hi! Welcome to my blog! I’m Sarah– I do part-time job at a kindergarten and in my free time i love to cook, take photos and go jogging. I'm recipe developer, photographer, writer, and taste tester behind this blog. I develop my recipes and photos through good old fashioned trial and error, some days I have more success than others, as you can judge by the photos here. Grab a cup of coffee (or beverage of your choice) and stay with me awhile, poke through recipes, pick your favourite and reach out to me if you have any questions!

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