White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

December 15, 2019

Simple recipe for homemade peppermint bark topped with crushed candy canes, chopped pistachios and chopped walnut.

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Easy Holiday Treat


Its December and its time to indulge in some peppermint candy canes!

I have come across loads of 'bark' recipes around this time of year.
And so far I managed to resist making them for just one reason, white chocolate!

I used to be a fan of white chocolate, but of late, I find white chocolate is just a little too sweet for my liking. 
Blame it on the tastebud that has changed as I aged!!

This year, I brave myself and am sharing this homemade White Chocolate Peppermint Bark!

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What is Peppermint Bark?

Peppermint bark is a chocolate confectionary consists of candy canes and chocolates.

The original peppermint bark would have a layer of dark chocolate with a layer of white chocolate on top, and finish off with sprinkling crushed candy canes on top of white chocolate layer.

But I am all so NOT into originals :P

Hence my White Chocolate Peppermint Bark is here :D.

chunky white chocolate
melting white chocolate using bain marie
adding white chocolate chunks
final product of peppermint, pistachios and walnut bark

How to Make White Chocolate Peppermint Bark?

It is very simple.

All you need is a packet of candy canes, white chocolate, pistachios and walnuts.
And the best part is ... it is a NO BAKE treat!!

I have typed out steps by steps on HOW to make this White Chocolate Peppermint Bark in the recipe card below.

The most important part of the steps is to temper chocolate!!



1. Tempering white chocolate

I used bain marie method or double boil method, as I am comfortable with this method.
You can opt to use microwave.


2. Add toppings

This is the easy part. 
Just sprinkle crushed peppermint candy canes, pistachios and walnuts


3. Refrigerate

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour (or 4 or forever, if you are experiencing a hot Australian summer)


4. SNAP!!

This is the fun part!
Take this White Chocolate Peppermint Bark sheet out from the refrigerator and snap them into pieces.

The snapping sound is so satisfying!!

white chocolate peppermint, pistachios and walnut bark

How to Store White Chocolate Peppermint Bark?

Store them in an airtight container or a good zip lock bag and place them in the refrigerator.

If you are in any part of the world that is not having cold wintry weather, I suggest to store these White Chocolate Peppermint Bark in either your refrigerator or freezer.

The white chocolate bar I bought 2 days before I make this White Chocolate Peppermint Bark, has soften while sitting in my larder. (notice how easy for me to cut the chocolate in the video!)

That is Australian extremely hot weather!!! :(


peppermint candy , walnut and pistachios bark

Yay!!! White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Video

I made a quick video (below) on how to make these marvellous end of year treat. 
Its only around Christmas time that I get to see loads of candy canes :)

So enjoy your holiday. 



Other Holiday treat that you may want to try :D







Wishing you a ...
HAPPY HOLIDAY and a Wonderful 2020


White Chocolate Peppermint Bark
White Chocolate Peppermint Barkhttps://youtu.be/tpn2yL7uasg

White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Yield: 15-20
Author:
prep time: 15 Mcook time: total time: 15 M
Simple recipe for homemade peppermint bark topped with crushed candy canes, chopped pistachios and chopped walnut.

ingredients:

  • 7 oz / 200 g peppermint candy canes
  • 360 g / 12 oz Cadbury white chocolate for baking
  • 1/3 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

instructions:

How to cook White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

  1. Line baking tray with greaseproof paper
  2. Crushed candy canes into pieces (see note below)
  3. Chopped pistachios
  4. Chopped walnuts
  5. Chopped white chocolate into chunky pieces.
  6. Using double boiling method, place 2/3 of chopped white chocolate in a heatproof bowl.
  7. Bring water to boil then reduce the heat to a simmer.
  8. Place bowl and stir until all chocolate has melted.
  9. Remove from heat and add the remaining chopped white chocolate.
  10. Stir until all chocolate melt.
  11. Add 3/4 of crushed candy canes
  12. Pour and spread the candy cane and white chocolate mixture onto the pre-prepared baking tray.
  13. Smooth the surface with spatula the best you can.
  14. Sprinkle chopped pistachios and chopped walnuts evenly.
  15. Gently press down to ensure as much as candy canes, pistachios and walnut stick to the white chocolate.
  16. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before breaking the bark into smaller pieces.
  17. Store in a zip lock bag in a cool place (see note)

NOTES:

1. I first used zip lock bag to crush. It was still chunky that I resorted to use food processor to make it slightly smaller pieces. 2. I keep my peppermint bark in the refrigerator at all time. I live in Australia, our summer is not forgiving! Any chocolate left in the larder will melt :(
Calories
208.69
Fat (grams)
10.37
Sat. Fat (grams)
4.73
Carbs (grams)
27.67
Fiber (grams)
0.52
Net carbs
27.15
Sugar (grams)
22.06
Protein (grams)
2.35
Sodium (milligrams)
38.05
Cholesterol (grams)
4.76
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White chocolate peppermint bark recipe.  Simple recipe for homemade peppermint bark topped with crushed candy canes, chopped pistachios and chopped walnut. This delicious peppermint bark makes an excellent gifts this holiday season


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