White Chocolate Candy Cane Bark

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White Chocolate Candy Cane Bark is the ultimate easy Christmas treat. Make this no-bake dessert with just 3 ingredients in under an hour.

The holidays are a great time to whip out your favorite Homemade Candy Recipes, and this candy cane inspired treat is perfect with classic Christmas flavors. It’s similar to Peppermint Bark except even sweeter and easier because there’s only one layer of white chocolate with no dark chocolate base.

White Chocolate Candy Cane Bark pieces in stack

WHITE CHOCOLATE CANDY CANE BARK

This easy peppermint dessert is sure to become a go-to recipe every year. The white chocolate and peppermint are really the perfect holiday blend. While the white chocolate makes a creamy and sweet base, the peppermint adds a refreshing and iconic Christmas taste.

All you need to make Candy Cane Bark is white chocolate, peppermint extract, and of course pieces of candy cane or crushed peppermint. Making this sweet and rich treat honestly couldn’t be easier. Along with other bark recipes, like Oreo Bark and Chubby Hubby Bark, making White Chocolate Bark is a simple matter of melting the white chocolate chips, mixing in the flavoring, and adding the toppings.

As far as candy recipes go this is one of the most straight forward you’ll find. It’s a great recipe to let your kids help out with if you have any aspiring cooks in the house. Since the white chocolate is melted in the microwave you don’t even have to worry about hot stovetops or ovens.

MAKE-AHEAD CANDY CANE BARK

This Peppermint Chocolate is an easy recipe to make ahead of time and store in the freezer until you need it.

  • Prepare the White Chocolate Peppermint Bark according to the recipe and let it set in the fridge.
  • Once you’ve broken the Candy Cane Bark apart, put the pieces in a freezer bag, with the layers separated by parchment paper.
  • Peppermint Candy Cane Bark can stay good in the freezer for up to a year.
  • You can let the chocolate thaw out in the fridge before serving or just eat them while they’re still frozen. When you want chocolate it can be hard to wait, and the frozen bark has a nice snap to it anyway.

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WHITE CHOCOLATE CANDY CANE BARK AS A GIFT

Simple, homemade treats are always a thoughtful way to show your appreciation to neighbors, teachers, coworkers, and friends without having to spend a lot of money. This Easy Peppermint Bark is an especially good Christmas gift because you can just buy 3 ingredients and easily make several gifts.

After letting the Candy Cane Bark recipe harden in the fridge, you can start to prepare your gifts.

  • To break the Chocolate Peppermint Bark apart you can either use your hands or a kitchen mallet to break it into uneven pieces. Or if you want the bark in more even squares, use a butter knife run under hot water to cut it in straight lines.
  • Once the chocolate is broken into pieces you can divide it into as many gifts as you want.
  • For easy packaging that shows off the festive peppermint put the bark in clear cellophane bags. You can tie off the top with a red bow to match the candy canes, then just deliver the easy-to-make gift.

WHITE CHOCOLATE CANDY CANE BARK AS A GIFT

Simple, homemade treats are always a thoughtful way to show your appreciation to neighbors, teachers, coworkers, and friends without having to spend a lot of money. This Easy Peppermint Bark is an especially good Christmas gift because you can just buy 3 ingredients and easily make several gifts.

After letting the Candy Cane Bark recipe harden in the fridge, you can start to prepare your gifts.

    • To break the Chocolate Peppermint Bark apart you can either use your hands or a kitchen mallet to break it into uneven pieces. Or if you want the bark in more even squares, use a butter knife run under hot water to cut it in straight lines.
    • Once the chocolate is broken into pieces you can divide it into as many gifts as you want.
    • For easy packaging that shows off the festive peppermint put the bark in clear cellophane bags. You can tie off the top with a red bow to match the candy canes, then just deliver the easy-to-make gift.

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VARIATIONS ON WHITE CHOCOLATE CANDY CANE BARK

  • Chocolate: Instantly change the taste of your Peppermint Bark by just swapping out the white chocolate chips for any other chocolate. You can melt semi-sweet, dark chocolate, or milk chocolate then just stir in the peppermint extract as usual.
  • Layers: Another option is doing more than one layer of chocolate. Melt milk, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate to pour over the base of the paper-lined pan. Then you can add a white layer and sprinkle the candy cane on top.
  • Toppings: There are plenty of different toppings you could try adding to White Chocolate Peppermint Bark instead of just peppermint candies. Try adding some Oreo cookie crumbs, holiday M&M’s, or mini marshmallows. You could also use different flavored candy canes, like chocolate or fruit, instead of peppermint candy canes.
  • Decorations: To decorate White Chocolate Peppermint Bark you can add red food coloring to the white chocolate mixture. You can also top the chocolate with sanding sugar or festive sprinkles.
  • Flavor additions: Some flavors you can use for this recipe instead of peppermint are vanilla extract or almond extract. You could also add either of those flavors along with the peppermint. To make almond bark use almond extract and add chopped almonds to the top of the dessert.

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HOW TO STORE WHITE CHOCOLATE CANDY CANE BARK

  • Serve: White Chocolate Candy Cane Bark will keep well at room temperature for up to 10 days. Seal it in a ziplock bag or other airtight container and ensure your house is cool enough that it won’t melt.
  • Store: If you keep your house more toasty, storing Candy Cane Bark in the refrigerator is a better idea. Kept in an airtight container, the chocolate will keep well for up to 3 weeks.
  • Freeze: You can keep this Peppermint Treat in the freezer for up to a year.

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White Chocolate Candy Cane Bark

  • Yield: 12 Servings
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Course: Candy
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder
White Chocolate Candy Cane Bark is the ultimate easy Christmas treat. Make this no-bake dessert with just 3 ingredients in under an hour.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips , or melting disks
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup candy canes , crushed

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Line a 15x10 jelly roll pan with parchment paper.
  2. Add the white chocolate chips to a large glass bowl.
  3. Microwave white baking chips on half power (very important) until melted, stirring every 30 seconds.

  4. Stir in peppermint extract until well combined.
  5. Pour white chocolate onto the baking sheet and spread it into an even rectangle.
  6. Top, while still wet, with crushed candy canes.
  7. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.

  8. Break into chunks to serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 Servings, Amount per serving: 190 calories, Calories: 190g, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 26mg, Potassium: 81mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 24g, Vitamin A: 9g, Vitamin C: 1g, Calcium: 56g, Iron: 1g

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