#McCormickBaking – Making Peppermint Bark With McCormick – #Sponsored

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This post was brought to you by McCormick. All opinions and yummy treats made are completely and totally my own.

Have you started your holiday baking yet? We’ve already had several of our family gatherings here at Two Kids and a Coupon and with a charity bake sale this weekend and several more events on our calendar, I’ll be busy in the kitchen quite a bit over the next few weeks.

I always enjoy making sweet treats for our family and friends at the holidays and this week our friends at McCormick asked us to try out a homemade Peppermint Bark recipe. Here’s how to make it.

 

Ingredients

Serves: Makes 12 servings, 2 to 3 pieces each.

  • 1 package (12 ounces) white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Peppermint Extract
  • 8 drops McCormick® Red or Green Food Color
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies

 

Instructions

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Step 1: Microwave the white chocolate chips in large microwavable bowl on HIGH for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until almost melted, stirring after 1 minute. The bowl will be hot when you get it out of the microwave, so if you’re having kids helping, be sure a grown up does this part. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and smooth, then stir in the McCormick peppermint extract.

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Step 2: On a large foil  large foil-lined baking sheet, spread out the melted chocolate to a 1/4-inch thickness. Add a few drops of red or green food color drop by drop over mixture and using a wooden skewer, swirl the color through chocolate. Next sprinkle the chocolate with crushed peppermints, pressing them lightly into chocolate with spatula.

Step 3: Refrigerate your Peppermint Bark  until firm and break into pieces. You can store it an a covered container at cool room temperature or in refrigerator up to 5 days before serving.

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I had a four year old helper while making this batch, so our finished product probably wasn’t as pretty as what it could have been. When I make it again, I’ll definitely crush the peppermints into tinier bits and probably use peppermints versus crushed candy canes. My “assistant” was distraught I was ruining perfectly good candy canes and wouldn’t let me break them up any further without serious tears, LOL.  So, while our peppermint chunks were a little large, the final product was still extremely delicious, and this was a very quick and easy treat that you can make in minutes, even when you have pint sized chefs assisting you in the kitchen.

 

Thanks to McCormick for this recipe and inspiration. For more great holiday inspired recipes visit them at www.McCormick.com.

 

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Comments

  1. very cute and yumy

  2. This sounds so easy to make and so good to eat!

  3. Sandra VanHoey says:

    I have never tried making this before and it looks wonderful and not to difficult at all. The ids here love peppermint, like the candy canes they lover. Might have to try this one, thanks for sharing

  4. Tracie Trump says:

    Love to make some for the Christmas holidays!

  5. I am so loving this recipe I tried it and not only was it awesome but very easy to make

  6. I am going to the store and I found this awesome recipe on your blog to make Peppermint bark. I love peppermint desserts and this one really looks so delicious! I am going to make it as a treat for Christmas!

  7. Mya Murphy says:

    Never in my life have I had peppermint bark.. I want to try this!! Yummo!

  8. Janice Cooper says:

    I have never made peppermint bark. This looks tasty and fun to try and do. I bet the white chocolate chips are good with this. Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Alexia Abby says:

    This looks so yummy and after reading the instructions, it’s not as hard as I figured it would be! Yay! I think I might’ve found my new treat for all the christmas parties! Thanks for the share!!!

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