Smooth white chocolate and refreshing peppermint combine in a this easy peppermint bark recipe for a candy-striped confection that looks and tastes like the holidays.
Create a super-festive candy gift by also making a batch colored with green instead of red!
Easy peppermint bark recipe
1 package (12 ounces) white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon McCormick Pure Peppermint Extract
8 drops McCormick Red Food Color
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies OR 1/2 cup candy canes
Microwave chocolate chips in large microwavable bowl on HIGH for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until almost melted, stirring after 1 minute. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in peppermint extract.
Spread on large foil-lined baking sheet to 1/4-inch thickness. Add food color, drop by drop, over mixture. Using a wooden skewer, swirl color through chocolate. Sprinkle with crushed candies, pressing lightly into chocolate with spatula.
Refrigerate about 10 minutes or until firm. Break into irregular pieces to serve. Store in covered container at cool room temperature or in refrigerator up to 5 days.
Substitute 12 ounces white baking chocolate, coarsely-chopped, for the white chocolate chips.
Before sprinkling on the peppermint candies, sift the crushed candies through a fine strainer to remove any ultra-fine, dust-like pieces.
Makes 12 servings of 2 to 3 pieces each
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