Easy Snowflake Peppermint Bark

Last week I posted a dipped chocolate recipe/edible craft – my Chocolate Cherry Christmas Mice.  Anytime I dip things in chocolate, I usually end up with leftover melted chocolate – and today I’m going to tell you what you do not to waste it: you make bark!

Easy Snowflake Peppermint Bark

And not just any bark – by spooning your leftovers into ice cube or candy molds (my trays are silicone ice cube trays I picked up last year) you have an impressive-looking treat for very little effort.  In fact, if you’re like me and make up the bark with your leftovers, it’s virtually no work at all!

All I do is spoon the extra chocolate into my trays.  You don’t need much – really just enough to cover the bottom.  I add maybe 1/4″ – 1/2″ of chocolate into each cavity.

Easy Snowflake Peppermint Bark

Bang them flat on the counter to get the chocolate to settle as best it can.  You’ll probably still get a few bubbles but it will help you get a clearer design, if you’re using patterned trays like I am.

Then, I crushed up 2 candy canes (there’s really no rule for how much candy cane in relation to how much chocolate… it’s kind of whatever you want.  Because I was using leftovers, I can’t even say for sure how much chocolate I used – maybe 3 or 4 oz for not quite 2 trays of bites?)  I like lots of peppermint, though – just use however much you like! :)

Sprinkle the candy cane on top of your chocolate mixture.  It’s true, you can mix it in instead and THEN spoon your mixture in, I just love the effect of having it set on top.  I did the same thing when I made my Star-Shaped Party Bark.

Easy Snowflake Peppermint Bark

Now, let it set.  You can speed this process up by setting your trays in the frig for 20-30 minutes, but they will set just fine on the counter in an hour or 90 minutes – it just depends on whether you are in a hurry.

Then, all you have to do is pop them out of their trays for a fun and festive bite-sized treat.  They make a great addition to cookie plates with no baking required!

Easy Snowflake Peppermint Bark

Adrianne

 

Comments

  1. says

    Nom nom nom…I heart peppermint. Can you tell me how you got the chocolate in the molds like that? And how did you break up your candy canes so nicely? And what temperature was your fridge set at? And where did you get those snowflake trays? Can you mail me one before Christmas? LOL!!!!

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