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« on: December 23, 2004 08:31:55 AM »

I consider myself a baker and a sweets expert and yet I had never had candy cane bark.  The security guard who spoils me at work gave me some that he made and I've been munching on it all morning at work.
Turns out it is SUPER easy to make and would be perfect for last minute gifts and stocking stuffers.  You don't even need an oven or stove, you can use the microwave!

You need:
12 candy canes
2 pounds white chocolate
1/2 teaspoon peppermint oil

First, line a 11x17 baking sheet with wax paper. Break up the white chocolate and melt it either on the stovetop or in the microwave.  Break up the candy canes too.  Stir the candy canes pieces and the peppermint oil into the melted chocolate.  Pour it all on to the baking sheet and let cool in the fridge about 20-30 minutes.  Once cooled you can break it up and put it in little containers or celpphane bags.  YUM!

*This is my first time I've ever started a topic.  I hope it's ok I put this in the winter holiday section and not the recipe section.*
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2004 05:57:22 PM »

I love this stuff too (beware...it's really addictive!).  My take is to first melt out and pour either dark or semi-sweet chocolate and pour that layer first.  Once that's pretty much cool, I melt and pour on a white chocolate layer, and when it's still wet I scatter on and press in the crushed candy canes.  The two kinds of chocolate add extra pizazz to the look of the finished bark.  You can also marble the two chocolates by pouring the white chocolate layer before the dark chocolate cools.

Put a bunch of this in a cute celophane food back and tie with a ribbon and you have a great, inexpensive holiday gift.
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2004 06:28:10 PM »

Thanks for posting this!  I was on my way to the grocery store when I saw it so I picked up all of the ingredients.  I just broke it all apart and it is super addicting! 
Seapj, we must be on the same wavelength -- I made mine half dark, half white chocolate.  I poured the white chocolate in one half of the pan, the dark in the other and then marbled the middle.  It's like I have 3 different batches all in one.
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2004 02:12:12 AM »

Oh, I made this the other day for stockings.  Did the double layer thing too.  First I broke the candy canes into pieces and then ground it using the coffee grinder (not too long, I didn't want a powder).
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2004 10:31:53 PM »

mmmm, that sounds so yummy!  After I get back from my trip, I'm picking this stuff up at the grocery store and munching away! 

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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2004 04:58:19 PM »

lmao i saw that on paula deans home cooking today on foodnetwork where she was going back to her childhood and stuff they looke uber yummy!

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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2004 01:49:16 AM »

I just wanted to say thank you! thank you!  this was a quick & easy thing to make. the kids really loved smashing up all the candy canes. from now on this will be on my list for every year. everybody loved it!! Grin

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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2004 10:30:36 AM »

I'm glad people liked it (and kid's liked smashing things Smiley.  I was going to try it out with the dark chocolate too--but my grocery store was all out of canday canes!!!!
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