Present your peppermint bark in cellophane bags with a decorative ribbon for a festive homemade gift that your friends will love!
Peppermint bark is a classic wintertime dessert that consists of a mix of semisweet chocolate, white chocolate, peppermint extract or oil, and a crumbled peppermint candy garnish. This base recipe can be enhanced in a number of ways, such as by adding a base, toppings, or a filling. Here are a few ways you can take your peppermint bark to the next level.
Typically, peppermint bark only consists of two chocolate layers. However, there is a way to create a more decadent dessert. You can create a base layer for your bark, which can add extra flavor or kick the chocolate factor into overdrive. Here are a few ideas for peppermint bark bases:
When it comes to additional toppings on your peppermint bark, the possibilities are endless. Traditionally, the bark is topped with either crushed peppermint rounds or crushed candy canes. Peppermint rounds have less red in them than candy canes, so if you're looking for that bold red color on your bark, spring for the candy canes. Adding extra toppings to your bark can make it more festive and introduce extra flavor. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
If you're looking for more ways to add flavor and overall richness to your peppermint bark, it's time to consider fillings. Stuffing more sugary goodness between the two layers of chocolate is always a good idea, right? Depending on how many add-ins you're putting in your bark, you may need to use a deeper baking sheet. You may also need to use more white chocolate to cover the ingredients thoroughly. Here are a few peppermint bark filling ideas that are sure to please:
Many of the ingredients in this peppermint bark recipe are not suitable for all diets. Some of the components contain animal products or a lot of sugar.
This festive and traditional holiday treat is simple to prepare and a great way to celebrate the season. It's easy to add your own flair with a variety of extra ingredients. Peppermint bark is an excellent gift for family, friends, and coworkers.