White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

In this recipe I used Hershey’s chocolate candy canes, but don’t over-think what kind of peppermint you use. The main thing to pick up with this recipe is the technique. Once you have that down, let your imagination run wild!

16oz white chocolate chips, divided
1/2 cup peppermints or 5 candy canes

Place the peppermint in a heavy-duty Ziploc bag and pound with a metal pan or hammer, breaking the candy into pieces. Set aside.

Place half of the chocolate chips into a large bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir the chips. Repeat this process until the chocolate is thoroughly melted (it should take about 90 seconds of cooking time)Once the chocolate is melted, add the rest of the chocolate chips and stir until everything is melted through. This will temper the chocolate, which prevents it from looking white or moldy when it’s set up.

Pour the chocolate into a pan lined with aluminum foil and spread into an even layer. It should cover approx. ½ of the sheet. Sprinkle the broken candies over the melted chocolate and allow it to cool, about 1 hour. Break into pieces and spread a little joy to all your friends.