Candy canes at Christmas? Um, yes! Chocolate at Christmas? Yes please 🙂 Combine the two to make bark? Of course! We’ve all seen various versions of bark; it’s pretty popular at this time of year probably because it’s so darn easy & delicious! This is a four ingredient recipe, so you don’t have to do a lot of work to get a nice little result, plus you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen making this (seriously, though, who has the time during the holidays? More like holi-daze, lol).
I remember years ago asking Mom what she would like for various special occasions and she would always say ‘time.’ You know, perhaps instead of a gift I did some chores around the house for her. I remember thinking that it was silly. What kind of gift is that?! Now, I know what she meant. Everyone is so busy these days and there is barely enough hours in the day to get things done. We are always coming and going and I don’t know about you, but
half three quarters of the time I feel like I’m running around like a chicken with no head!
Where this literary takes minimal time and effort, this Triple Chocolate Candy Cane Bark can be made in no time at all so you get a head start on your holiday treats. Make this for someone as a gift (hostess gift, maybe?) or throw together with a nice bottle of wine, package it in a cute little bag, tie some pretty ribbon on and you’re done, son! Another gift off the list? Check 🙂 There’s three types of chocolate in this sweet treat – semi-sweet, dark and white, so it’s pretty awesome. There’s a base layer of semi-sweet chocolate with white chocolate swirled over top, dark chocolate chunks and dark chocolate drizzle with lots of bits of candy candy…nom nom nom!! If someone gave me this, I would be a happy camper! As an added bonus, it just looks so festive!
Triple Chocolate Candy Cane Bark
- 2 packages semi-sweet chocolate -16 oz total
- 2 packages white chocolate -12 oz total
- 1 package dark chocolate - 6 oz total, divided
- 8-10 candy canes -crushed
- Chop half of dark chocolate into chunks. Reserve. Remainder to be melted later for drizzle garnish.
- Next, melt semi-sweet chocolate in a double boiler (bowl over a pot of boiling water) over medium-low heat until chocolate is melted. Stir often. Don't let the water touch the bowl and ensure that the chocolate is broken into chunks to make melting easier.
- In a separate double boiler, do the same for the white chocolate.
- On a sheet pan lined with wax paper, pour melted semi-sweet chocolate.
- In spoonful's, drop white chocolate over semi-sweet chocolate. Using a wooden skewer, drag the white chocolate through the semi-sweet chocolate to create a marble look.
- Sprinkle the marbled chocolate with the reserved dark chocolate chunks and crushed candy cane. Drizzle with remaining half of dark chocolate (melt in microwave about minute and half, stirring halfway through). Place in fridge until firm and then break into random pieces. The recipe yields a little over 2 lbs of bark.