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Monday, December 17, 2012

Homemade Candy Cane Chocolate Bark Recipe

Are you looking for a quick and easy homemade holiday gift this season? If so, consider making this easy-to-prepare Candy Cane Chocolate Bark Recipe! You only need 3 ingredients to make it. Once it is completely done, put the piece of chocolate bark into glass mason jars, zipper closure food bags or in plastic containers. Decorate the containers and present them as a holiday gift.

You can basically make this recipe with milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate or mix a few chocolate flavors together. The choice is totally yours! In addition, you can swap out the peppermint candy canes and use other types of goodies like chopped nuts, M&M's, marshmallows, etc. 

Homemade Candy Cane Chocolate Bark Recipe

1 pound milk or dark chocolate
1 pound white chocolate
30 small peppermint candy canes

Put dark chocolate in a microwave bowl and heat on high setting in microwave 2 to 3 minutes or until chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir chocolate about every 30 seconds to make sure lumps are melting. Put white chocolate in microwave bowl and heat like dark chocolate. Put candy canes in a large freezer bag. Using a rolling pin break the candy canes into different size pieces. Place half the crushed candy canes in a strainer and shake small crumbs into dark chocolate. Place the remaining crushed candy into strainer and shake crumbs into white chocolate. Line a 9" by 9" square baking pan with heavy aluminum foil. Spread dark chocolate out into bottom of pan. Spread white chocolate over the dark chocolate in pan. Sprinkle the rest of the crushed candy canes over the top. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours. When hardened break up pieces of candy by dropping straight down on the counter.

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