White chocolate and peppermint Christmas bark: a festive treat which also makes a great gift
You don’t really need a recipe to make chocolate bark because it’s as straightforward as you might think. Melt chocolate, pour it out, sprinkle with the toppings of your choice, leave to set and that’s it!
This festive version features white chocolate with mint and strawberry candy canes. Add any other festive sprinkles or chocolates you like.
- 400 g / 14 oz white chocolate (you can also use a mixture of different chocolates)
- 8-10 small candy canes, peppermint and/or strawberry
- Festive sprinkles, little chocolates, any wintery decorations you like
Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper, sticking it to the tray using a little butter/margarine.
Chop your candy canes into small pieces and any other larger chocolates or sweets you’re using in your bark.
Break the white chocolate into small pieces and put in a heatproof bowl. Melt the chocolate over a pan of simmering water or use the microwave. If you use the microwave, start with 1 minute, then stir. Use further 30-second bursts, stirring after each until all the white chocolate has melted. Don’t rush this stage as it’s easy to go too far and end up with a lumpy mess rather than smooth melted chocolate.
Pour the white chocolate into your baking tray and spread it out to form an even layer. Sprinkle the candy canes pieces and other sugar sprinkles onto the white chocolate while it is still liquid.
Put the white chocolate Christmas bark in the fridge to set for at least an hour. Once set, lift out onto a chopping board.
Chop or break the bark into pieces – as big or small as you want.
This white chocolate Christmas bark makes a nice present or festive treat. It will keep for weeks if stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. But I doubt it’ll last that long!
Looking for some other festive recipes? Try these!
Claire Huston / Art and Soul