Sweet Tooth Saturday: Jingle All The Way Peppermint Bark

I’m easing into the season a little at a time.  Yesterday, I decorated a little tree for my kitchen with tiny cookie cutters, a tiny grater and cinnamon sticks.  And today I made this festive, gift-ready bark that makes you hear the jingle bells with every bite.

It’s super easy-peasy, with very few ingredients and no special equipment needed.

For a 4×6 pan:

  • 1 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chocolate cookie crumbs  (I smashed up 4 chocolate cookies in a ziploc bag.)
  • 1/4 cup peppermint crumbs (I smashed up a candy cane in a ziploc bag.)
  • a drop or two peppermint extract

Line a loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving it long enough to have “handles”.  I sprayed a bit of non-stick spray on the pan first to help the paper stay put.

Place chocolate cookie crumbs in the bottom of the pan.

Place semi-sweet chips in a microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave on high in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth.  Add a drop or two of peppermint oil, stir to combine.

Pour melted chocolate over the cookie crumbs.  Let sit until almost set, but not completely firm.

Melt white chocolate chips the same way.  When melted, stir in half of the peppermint crumbs.

Pour white chocolate over the semi-sweet.  I accidentally touched into the semi-sweet while spreading the white.  There was no going back, so I marbled the top.

Top with remaining peppermint crumbs.  Press crumbs lightly to help them adhere to the white chocolate. 

 

Let sit until completely firm.  Lift out of the pan using the parchment handles. 

Break or cut into shards.  Eat any that break apart(!)….or save the crumbs to top sugar cookies, or ice cream or brownies…..!

This bark is so festive–both to look at and eat–yummy!  Make a double batch and save some for gift-giving!

What gifts do you like to give from your kitchen?

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