Candies, Chocolate, Desserts, Gluten Free and/or Paleo, Holidays

Candy Cane Bark

December 7, 2011
Do you have a specialty Christmas dessert that you make every year?  One that you make over and over again and never get bored of it?  Or a recipe that people rave over during Christmas time?
I do.  And this is it!
My specialty Christmas dessert is this incredibly simple Candy Cane Bark.  It has 2 ingredients, white chocolate and candy canes, and takes no more than 20 minutes (start to finish) to prepare.  It’s funny with all the desserts I make for Christmas – cupcakes, cakes, pies, cookies, candies – my specialty is the easiest and least extravagant one.  
When I first made this Candy Cane Bark, I made it as part of a large Christmas dessert table.  Being surrounded by peppermint cupcakes, cocoa nib macarons, red velvet cake lollipops, and array of butter cookies, I thought that this candy cane bark wouldn’t be too popular.  Little did I know, people raved about this tasty treat!  They absolutely loved it.  I was delightfully pleased :).
I have already made a batch this season and I plan to make it again for our upcoming Christmas party.  I was also thinking about making extra and giving them away as little treats – Place them in a cute bag, tie them with a ribbon and add a Merry Christmas tag.  It would make an easy and lovely homemade Christmas gift.
If you have 20 minutes to spare this Christmas season, you have plenty of time to make this Candy Cane Bark.  Make it and you will be so happy you did!  And your family and friends will too :).  Enjoy!

Candy Cane Bark
Makes: Approx. 10×10 Square, Broken into small pieces
10 ounces White Chocolate, Chopped
9 Candy Canes, Crushed into small pieces
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside until needed.
Place the chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds.  Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir.  Repeat the same microwave-and-stir process until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. 
Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, let it slightly cool on the counter for about 5 minutes.  Once cooled, add the crushed candy canes into the white chocolate, reserving 2 tablespoons for topping the bark.
Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and spread is evenly until its ¼ inch thick.  Sprinkle the remaining crushed candy canes over the white chocolate mixture.
Place the baking sheet into the refrigerator until its firm, about 10 minutes.  Once it has hardened, break it apart into medium-sized pieces. 
Serve and enjoy :)!
This bark is best kept in an airtight container or sealed plastic bag for up to two weeks. 

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  • Joanne December 7, 2011 at 11:46 am

    The more I bake, the more I’m realizing that, while people definitely like the crazy complicated decadent things…they LOVE the simple things.  Weird, but nice.

    This bark looks awesome.  I love peppermint combined with white chocolate!

  • Julie @ Table for Two December 7, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    everyone is doing something with peppermint this weekend & i LOVE it! yours look great — and I love that you used all white chocolate instead of the chocolate/white chocolate mix. 🙂 yum!

  • Melissa Maruca December 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Another yummy treat! You know I am crazy about anything with white chocolate! 😉

  • Patti December 7, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    These look great, I love getting homemade baked goodies as a gift.

  • Sarah@SarahCupcake December 7, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I think this is going to have to be a part of my Christmas goodie boxes this year. Like you said, it is soooo easy. And now that I think of it, one of my favorite holiday candies that I look forward to every year are the white chocolate and candy cane Hershey’s kisses. This is like a reincarnation of them but bigger and homemade… =)

  • Kiri W. December 7, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Very pretty and festive looking! I love white chocolate bark, but candy canes aren’t for me. I’m sure the basic bark recipe would work great for other things though 🙂

  • Janet@FCTC December 7, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Mmmm, peppermint bark is one of those things I look forward to every year. Yours looks fantastic, Krissy!

  • KimBee December 8, 2011 at 3:56 am

    This really looks smashing. I love bark and am really looking forward to making some soon. This is gorgeous.

  • Krissy's Creations December 8, 2011 at 8:16 am

    It  totally is!  Enjoy 🙂

  • Krissy's Creations December 8, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Yes, this bark recipe transfers over to any & all of your favorite mix-ins!

  • Krissy's Creations December 8, 2011 at 8:17 am

    So true! 

  • Krissy's Creations December 8, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Thanks Julie!  I love the all white chocolate combination, although I’ve always wanted to try and see how it tasted with Chocolate 🙂

  • Krissy's Creations December 8, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I look forward to it too!  Thanks Janet 🙂

  • Krissy's Creations December 8, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Thanks KimBee 🙂

  • Elyse @The Cultural Dish December 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    This is so festive and such a great treat for the holidays!

  • BeanBugCrafts December 12, 2011 at 8:51 am

    This looks super yummy. I’m going to pin it to remind me to make it for our Holiday Open House. Found your link through the Dear Creatives Link up. Thanks for sharing!

  • Shaymus December 20, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Hi Krissy,
    Just discovered your site and having lots of fun already 🙂  I just made this delicious bark (Monday) and I am not serving it until Saturday…should I freeze to keep it fresh?  If so, should I just wrap in wax paper and place in an airtight container?  Thank you!  (NB, Canada)

  • Krissy's Creations December 20, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Hi Shaymus!  You can either keep the bark in the refrigerator or freezer.  If you serving it on Saturday then keeping it in the refrigerator should be good enough.  Hope this helps :). Enjoy!

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