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Easy white chocolate peppermint bark
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5 from 6 votes

Holiday Peppermint Bark

Easy holiday, no-bake dessert recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bark recipe, holiday dessert recipe, no bake dessert
Servings: 1 pound
Calories: 1834kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 oz white chocolate chips (approximately 2 cups)
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil (optional)
  • peppermint candy canes or candies crushed
  • m&m's
  • assorted holiday sprinkles

Instructions

  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with wax paper. Set aside.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add white chocolate chips, and microwave on MED power (50%) for 20-30 second intervals for the first minute, stirring after each cooking interval.
  • If needed, microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring after each microwave interval, until chips are JUST melted.
  • Spread melted white chocolate onto prepared baking sheet in an even layer.
  • Sprinkle with crushed candy canes, m&m's and sprinkles as desired.
  • Let sit on the counter for about an hour or two, or until set and firm. Break into pieces.

Notes

 

WHITE CHOCOLATE MELTING TIPS:

  • Don't cook on full power - if you choose to microwave your chocolate (which is what I normally do), set your microwave to half power (or medium).  This lessens the chance of the chocolate heating too quickly and "seizing".
  • Heat slowly - melt the chocolate in 20-30 second intervals for the first minute, then in 15 second intervals after that, stirring after each cooking interval.  It takes longer, but trust me, it's worth it.
  • Add a bit of oil - one of my favorite tricks is to add a little bit (about a tablespoon or so) of vegetable oil to the chocolate before melting.  I don't think I've ever had seized or scorched chocolate when following the microwave tips and this one!

Nutrition

Calories: 1834kcal | Carbohydrates: 202g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 109g | Saturated Fat: 66g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 973mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 201g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 677mg | Iron: 1mg