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52 Weeks of Pinterest: Week 49 – Peppermint & Mint Chocolate Bark!

This year I wanted to go with a resolution I would have no problem sticking to! Then as I was pinning an item on Pinterest, a light bulb flashed on above my head. Ok, maybe not literally, but this great idea popped into my head. Those of us who are Pinterest users know that we pin hundreds of things a week, but do we ever do them? So I decided this year I would do one of my pins every week. At the moment, 52 weeks of Pinterest was born. Each week I will do something I found on Pinterest rather it be a craft, new recipe, organizing technique, or whatever!

This week I made some yummy Peppermint Bark and some Mint Chocolate Bark.

peppermint-bark

What You Will Need:

1 Bag White Chocolate Chips
1 Bag Chocolate Chips
8 Candy Canes or a handful of the round peppermint candies

To make the peppermint bark, I line a large cookie sheet with tin foil.

Pour your bag of chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and melt them in the microwave. Stir every 20 seconds or so until fully melted.

Pour your melted chocolate onto the foil lined pan and spread out evenly. It is ok if the chocolate does not reach every edge. I prefer to use an offset spatula or angles spatula when making the bark. The one I have is the Wilton Angled Spatula but you can use whatever you would like.

melted-choc

Once you have your chocolate spread out, place in a refrigerator for 15 minutes or so until it has completely hardened.

While it is hardening, unwrap your peppermint candies or candy canes and place in Ziploc bag to crush them. If you have a food processor, you can use one of those too. I just place them in a bag and hit with a meat tenderizer.

Now you need to melt your white chocolate chips in the microwave. Once completely melted. Take 3/4 of your crushed candy and mix it into the melted white chocolate.

Spread the mixture over your cooled dark chocolate. Once spread out evenly, sprinkle your remaining crushed candy over the white chocolate and lightly press the candy into the chocolate using your hands.

Place back into the refrigerator for another 15-25 minutes until it is solid.

cooling

After it is completely cool and solid, you can break it up by hand or using a butter knife and your hand to break in uneven pieces.

I store the bark in a Ziploc bag in the refrigerator if not planning on eating right away so it does not melt.

stack

You can use the same recipe above to make different colored barks too.

chocbark

For the mint fans, you can find the mint chocolate candies. This is probably my favorite bark ever. You can use it for Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day get-togethers!  For the Mint Chocolate Bark, I put the white chocolate down first and then the dark chocolate. Personal preference but I make both of these barks for the holiday and place them in the same dish so it looks festive! 🙂

This is probably one of the easiest holiday candies to make and they are so good! I also like to make homemade Almond Roca for the holidays because it is just as simple!

Make sure to pin this to Pinterest to save for later! If you are not following us on Pinterest, make sure to do so now so you don’t miss out on some great pins!

Hope you enjoyed Week 49 of 52 Weeks of Pinterest, come back next Saturday for another attempted pin!If you don’t want to wait a week for a new pin idea, checkout our DIY posts, there are some great ideas there as well!