Microwave Peppermint Bark

The holiday season is here, and so are the tasty treats it brings. A classic Christmas flavor combo, chocolate peppermint bark is an easy, no-bake sweet treat that’s great for gifting–and even better for snacking!  With a simple ingredient list, a little prep, and a microwave, you can transform basic chocolate and peppermint into a quintessentially Christmassy peppermint bark everyone will love! 
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Ingredients: 

12 ounces of white chocolate
16 ounces of semisweet chocolate
1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract
Topping: 1/4 cup of chopped peppermint candy or candy canes

Utensils:

Measuring spoons and cups
Parchment paper
Baking sheet
2Microwave-friendly sized glass bowl for each flavor of chocolate
Spatula

How to make your own bark:

  1. Line your baking sheet with parchment
  2. Add white chocolate to a bowl and semisweet chocolate to the other
  3. Add a teaspoon of peppermint extract to each chocolate. for less peppermint, add to only one type of chocolate..
  4. Microwave the semisweet chocolate at 50% power for 90 seconds.
  5. Stir, and heat for another 30 seconds at 50%, stir until smooth. Repeat on 50% power as needed. DO NOT HEAT AT FULL POWER
  6. Pour melted semisweet chocolate onto baking sheet, smooth out.
  7. Repeat steps 2-5 with the white chocolate
  8. With a fork or a toothpick, swirl the two layers. Swirling allows the layers to combine, and makes the bark easier to cut later.
  9. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint topping
  10. Cool or chill for 30 minutes to one hour
  11. Cut, serve and enjoy!

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