Peppermint Bark Recipe #McCormickBaking

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Peppermint Bark Recipe #McCormickBaking | Optimistic Mommy

This time of the year is definitely one of my favorites.  From family time together, to the delicious food, you can’t help but be excited!  When I got contacted by McCormick to do a post for them, I, of course, jumped at the offer!  I use their spices very often, as I know they are high quality.  Did you know that Willoughby M. McCormick and three young workers started this company in a cellar in 1889?  If they have been around that long, you know they have to be good!

I’ve always loved Peppermint Bark.  I love the taste of peppermint and I especially love white chocolate – it’s my favorite.  I would rather have white chocolate over milk or dark chocolate any day!  For today’s post I decided to switch things up a bit on the classic Peppermint Bark recipe that you can find on McCormick’s website.  I hope you like my variation!

Peppermint Bark

For this simple recipe you just need a few ingredients:

First you will put your chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl on High for 1/2 to 2 minutes or until amost melted.  Stir the chips every 45 seconds or so.  Stir until completely melted and the mixture is smooth, then stir in the peppermint extract.

Peppermint Bark Recipe #McCormickBaking | Optimistic Mommy{Doesn’t that look delicious already?!}

Next, either in a pan made for peppermint bark (like the one I’ve used from Good Cook) or on a large foil-lined baking sheet that is 1/4-inch thickness, spread the white chocolate.  Take the green food coloring and add it drop-by-drop over the chocolate.  Using a fork, or wooden skewer, swirl the food coloring through the chocolate.

Peppermint Bark Recipe #McCormickBaking | Optimistic Mommy

{I love the green!}

Put your candy canes in a zip-top bag and crush.  (I used a can of corn to crush them.)  Sprinkle over the chocolate and use the back of a spatula or fork to press lightly into the chocolate.

Peppermint Bark Recipe #McCormickBaking | Optimistic Mommy

{So festive!}

Now refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.  You can either break it into irregular pieces, or if you have a bark pan that has an awesome bottom, just break at the perforated lines.

Peppermint Bark Recipe #McCormickBaking | Optimistic Mommy

This peppermint bark would make a great Christmas gift.  Just put it in a pretty packaging and you’re good to go!  Who wouldn’t love some delicious chocolate?!

Peppermint Bark Recipe #McCormickBaking | Optimistic Mommy

 

Comments

  1. I love peppermint bark, but I had no idea it was so easy to make myself at home.

  2. I’ve never made peppermint bark but it looks super easy! I will have to try it.. I love it! 🙂 Thanks for the easy recipe!

  3. I used to make almond bark but have never made the peppermint bark. It is so festive looking. This would be great to take to a Christmas Party.

  4. Never realized this was so easy to make! Now if I can make this sugar free I will try it!!

  5. That’s very close to how I make mine too and I absolutely love it. I have to make my double batch this coming weekend.

  6. It looks beautiful
    I have never had bark so this gives me a great little something to do!

  7. It sure looks like a great gift. My mouth is watering just looking at it. The receiver of it is certainly in for a holiday treat.

  8. This looks yummy! I’ve always liked peppermint bark but never knew how to make it. Thanks for the recipe.

  9. I have never made Peppermint bark before but I love to eat it. This seems pretty easy and straightforward so I will give it a try this weekend.

  10. What a delicious looking treat. My boys would definitely love this since they are big fans of white chocolate. I definitely have to try it for the holiday family gatherings.

  11. I actually made this about a week ago and it was so easy. Yours looks really good, love that you used molds for it.

  12. Oh wow what a lovely idea and your right it would make a lovely present – though I might be tempted to eat it all myself :/ x

  13. That looks tasty! My family has always loved peppermint bark around the holidays.

  14. I have never had peppermint bark before, but it sounds really easy to make! I do love peppermint flavor, so I really need to give these a try!

  15. Your peppermint bark looks so festive & different, I like it 😀

  16. What a great and creative idea. Looks delicious.

  17. I love peppermint bark, but I would add a layer of chocolate under the white chocolate because that is just the way I roll 🙂

  18. I never thought about mailing it but it looks perfect to send as a gift!!

  19. We use peppermint bark aalot around the holidays. Lots of fun recipes!

  20. Oh that looks so good! I’ve never tried peppermint bark before so I’m going to have to give this a shot. I know the kids would totally love it. Thanks for the recipe.

  21. katherine bartlett says:

    I love how you made these! I just made a batch a few weeks ago!

  22. I love bark. You definitely cannot go wrong with peppermint and chocolate. Love the very bright holiday colors. My kids would love this. We have to give it a try.

  23. Jennifer Boehme says:

    Thanks for this recipe. Looks so easy to do and would be a good food gift for my neighbors for Christmas!

  24. This looks very pretty! Perfect for the holidays!

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