One of the easiest and most customizable desserts to make is chocolate bark. This Two Ingredient Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark is perfect flavor combination to make this holiday season!
The week of Christmas has finally arrived. I’m happy to report that all my packages went out in the mail, my shopping is done, the cookies are baked and this week should actually be kind of relaxing. I’m pretty sure this is a first for me. Usually I’m scrambling around, stressing out and wishing the week would just be over. I’m looking forward to getting in the Christmas spirit this week by watching the remaining Christmas movies we have left to watch, catching up on all the Food Network holiday episodes, eating some of the cookies I baked and sneaking in a few pieces of this Two Ingredient Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark.
I wasn’t planning on making the bark, but after watching an episode of Barefoot Contessa and seeing how stinking easy it was I decided why not? Chocolate bark is so versatile and the perfect customizable treat. You can top it with whatever your little heart desires. Dried fruit, nuts, spices, candy, pretzels, the options are endless.
I decided to make dark chocolate peppermint bark because I love dark chocolate and what’s more Christmasy than peppermint?! I bought a box of candy canes, put some in a freezer bag, then crushed them up with my rolling pin. If you have some stress or frustration that needs relieving this is a great way to get it out. I needed it after my 45 minute wait standing in line at the post office!
Once the candy canes are crushed simply melt your dark chocolate in a glass bowl over a small pot of simmering water stirring it until it’s melted and smooth. This isn’t the time to use cheap, mediocre chocolate and since there are only two ingredients you can splurge a little. Pour the melted chocolate out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread it out evenly into a rectangle. The final step and gosh it’s a hard one, sprinkle the crushed candy canes over the top. Let the bark harden up in the fridge for about 15 minutes then break it into whatever size pieces you want. This dark chocolate peppermint bark is a great gift to your neighbors or easy to throw together if you have last minute guests stopping by. No one has to know how easy it was to make!
- 12 ounces good quality dark chocolate, chopped
- 5 candy canes, crushed
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Heat a small pot with several inches of water on the stove over medium low heat.
- Cover the pot with a tightly fitting heat proof bowl making sure the surface of the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl.
- Add in the dark chocolate and allow it to melt, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from the heat and stir until it is completely smooth.
- Pour the chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet and smooth it out into an even layer about 1/8-1/4 inch thick, it won't cover the entire baking sheet.
- Sprinkle the chocolate immediately with the crushed candy canes.
- Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator and allow it to harden for 15 minutes before breaking into pieces.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 2mg Sodium: 9mg Carbohydrates: 23g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 17g Protein: 1g