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Peppermint Bark

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Peppermint Bark
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 18 min
  • Servings 16
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Peppermint Bark is one of the quickest and most delicious holiday candies you can make. Even better—this easy Peppermint Bark recipe only calls for two ingredients! Classic peppermint candies get crushed up and sprinkled onto melted candy coating to create tasty, festive peppermint almond bark. Whip up a batch before your next holiday gathering, add it to a holiday dessert platter, or send it home with family and friends.
Updated Nov 12, 2021

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), broken into pieces
  • 24 hard peppermint candies

Steps

  • 1
    Cover cookie sheet with waxed paper, aluminum foil or cooking parchment paper. Place candy coating in 8-cup microwavable measure or 2-quart microwavable casserole. Microwave uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until almost melted. Stir until smooth.
  • 2
    Place peppermint candies in heavy plastic bag; crush with rolling pin or bottom of small heavy saucepan. Pour crushed candies into wire strainer. Shake strainer over melted coating until all of the tiniest candy pieces fall into the coating; reserve the larger candy pieces. Stir coating to mix evenly. Spread coating evenly on cookie sheet. Sprinkle evenly with remaining candy pieces. Let stand about 1 hour or until cool and hardened. Break into pieces.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Several brands of candy coating are available, and each melts a bit differently. The white color varies, and, when melted, some are thinner than others. Make a note of the brand you prefer for future homemade Peppermint Bark, and always watch carefully while it melts so you can prevent burning.
  • tip 2
    Chocolate-Peppermint Bark: To satisfy the die-hard chocoholics, use chocolate-flavored candy coating in place of vanilla candy coating when making Peppermint Bark.
  • tip 3
    Drizzled Peppermint Bark: Heat 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips or white baking chips and 1 teaspoon shortening until melted. Drizzle over Peppermint Bark before letting stand 1 hour.
  • tip 4
    Package pieces of Peppermint Bark in gift bags to give to teachers, friends or as party favors.

Nutrition

40 Calories, 2 g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 6 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Candy
Calories
40
Calories from Fat
20
Total Fat
2 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
5 mg
Potassium
20 mg
Total Carbohydrate
6 g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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