Valentine’s Day Peppermint Bark

I love peppermint bark at Christmas and I think it’s a shame we don’t eat it year-round. So when I heard about an idea for Valentine’s Day peppermint bark, I had to try it!

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I’ve seen a lot of ideas on the best way to do this. Some involve baking, some involve a stick, some involve food-coloring. Because I have two children, I try to do things the most efficient way possible (also knows as the fastest, least time-consuming way), so this is the way I think is easiest and still turns out great.

Start by lining a cookie sheet with wax paper. Now use your leftover mini candy canes from Christmas (If you don’t have any this year, make sure to stock up at this year’s after-Christmas sales) and put them together on the wax paper to make a heart. I used 24 candy canes to make 12 hearts.

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Now melt some white chocolate chips. For my 12 hearts, I used about half a bag or one cup.

To fill the candy canes, I filled a disposable plastic bag with the chocolate and cut a small tip out of the corner. Then I just piped the white chocolate into the heart.

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As you can see, they aren’t that beautiful at this point.

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To mask their bumps and swirls (and to make them delicious!!), crush about six of the mini candy canes and sprinkle them on top.

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Now let them sit for about an hour until firm.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!

One Response to “Valentine’s Day Peppermint Bark”

  1. Cathie
    February 12, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    Fantastic Idea!!