Candy Corn Bark and Peppermint Bark

Remember when I shared this yummy treat? Well, if you liked that…your gonna love our Fall and Christmas versions.

candy-bark

Do you like candy corn? I have a friend with a serious candy corn addiction. So this one is for you. You know who you are!

 

Candy Corn Bark:

1.  Line a cookie sheet with tinfoil and place a layer of milk chocolate (or white chocolate chips) and melt in a preheated oven at 250 degrees for 5 minutes.

2.  Spread melted chips in a smooth thin layer.

3.  Place in refrigerator for 20 minutes till chilled.

4.  Then add your next layer of white chocolate.

5.  Melt the chips in the microwave for 20 second intervals stirring the chips between each turn.

6.  Let cool till warm but still spreadable. Quickly spread over first layer.

7.  Add candy corn and sprinkles and place back in the refrigerator to chill.

8.  Once chilled break into bite size pieces.

9.  Store in a tupperware container and keep refrigerated to prevent melting.

candy-bark

Now…my absolute favorite bark is the Peppermint Bark! I love it. I make 2 batches and hide one of the batches for myself! If you have not tried it, you are seriously missing out! You are probaby thinking…why does she do this to me…where am I going to find candy canes this time of year. Sorry about that! As luck would have it, when I was cleaning out my son’s drawer, I found two perfectly good, wrapped candy canes. After a fair trade for the candy canes, I whipped up a batch of Peppermint Bark as fast as I could! Hopefully you won’t hate me too much! Candy cane season is right around the corner!


Peppermint Bark:

12 oz chocolate chips
1 pound white chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (I used 3/4 teaspoon)
1/2 cup peppermint candy, crushed

1. Preheat oven to 250. Line a 9×13 pan with foil, letting it hang over the sides. Spray foil. Pour the chocolate chips in an even layer on the foil. Place in oven for 5 minutes or until almost melted. Remove from oven, smooth with an offset spatula or knife. Place in refrigerator until cold and firm, about 20 minutes.

2. Melt white chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a metal bowl over simmering water (don’t let bottom of bowl touch water), until chocolate is almost melted. You can use your microwave for this if you’re brave! Remove bowl from water and stir until completely melted, stirring in extract. Let cool a little bit so it does not melt the chocolate layer when you pour it on top. Pour this over chocolate layer, and, working quickly, spread to cover.

3. Sprinkle with crushed candy.

4. Chill until both layers are firm. Lift foil out of pan and shake off excess candy. Trim edges. Cut into 2” wide strips. Peel bark from foil and cut each strip as desired. Chill in covered container. Makes about 2 pounds.

Make these at your own risk. I am not responsible for your ensuing addiction!

 


Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.

Comments

  1. 1
    michelle@somedaycrafts says:

    I have a weakness for candy corn and salivating right now. I'm telling myself I can wait until breakfast to make this:) The peppermint sounds delish too. Wish it was all fat free!

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    Blackbird says:

    My Irish husband is obsessed with this stuff! So much so that I've had to have my mom mail me two bags – my mother-in-law likes to munch on them when my husband isn't home! This dessert looks lovely, one I will definitely have to try!

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    Mom's Place says:

    Ooooooo! Candy corn bark! Something I could have in the house and be the only one that eats it! I like that!!!!

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    southerninspiration says:

    How cute is that candy corn bark????? I love that!

    Thanks!
    Suzanne

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    Linda @ My Trendy Tykes says:

    ooooh weee girl…..I am gonna have to feature this post (That candy corn bark is calling out to me . . . EAT ME!!!)

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    angelapea says:

    I'm just laughing at the fact that you found two perfectly good candy canes in your son's dresser drawer! I thought I was the only one who keeps finding random food throughout the house – an apple in the laundry room cabinet, a package of crackers in the glove/hat bin, a half eaten sandwich behind the computer monitor.

    Thanks for the recipe!

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    Nancy Deliz says:

    You are a constant source of inspiration! Thank you sooooooooooooo much for sharing!

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    Anonymous says:

    MMMMM…. Candy corn … MMMMM….Peppermint. I bet the Peppermint Bark would be good with Steven's Candy Cane hot chocolate. Or would that be overkill. Death by peppermint… Not a bad way to go.

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    Sparkette says:

    Oh yum! Thanks Amy this looks well yummo!!! :) Perfect little gifts for friends!

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    Sara and Wade says:

    I have never thought of using candy corn before! How fun!:) Thanks for such a great, creative idea AND blog!:)

  11. 11

    Oh- this looks so good! Thanks for sharing this fun recipe!

  12. 12

    Yum, such a cute idea!

  13. 13

    MMMM, I am dreaming of that candy cane bark right now AND will be making some for me. Oh and I mean the kids' teachers and for Christmas baking….but mainly ME! {Grin}

  14. 14

    Looks good! Have to feature this one! Thanks for the great idea!

  15. 15

    Looks wonderful, I am definately going to have to try this one. Thanks so much for the recipe!!

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    allie-mac-fallie says:

    wow! that looks amazing! and here I am reading your blog when my husband goes "OMG WHAT IS THAT, IT LOOKS AMAZING!" ha! He has the day off and this may just be what we end up doing on his day off. Sounds great to me :) HA! Thanks for the post! What a perfect treat to give away for the Holidays also!! This makes me happy!! :)

  17. 17

    Love the candy corn bark idea! Aren't those round peppermint candies available year round? They should work if you can't wait for the two weeks before they put out the Christmas stuff. :-)

  18. 18

    I am so going to make that peppermint one! Nothing is yummier than peppermint AND chocolate! Two of my favorite must haves! Thanks for sharing! I think I will make some and share some pics on my own blog and when I do I will be sure to link back to you!!

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    Nicole Bergman says:

    Oh wow! I can almost taste it. Thanks so much for this recipe.

    Nikki
    http://FloweryGreetings.etsy.com

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    holley family says:

    Amy, have you EVER tried a couple of dry roasted peanuts with a couple of candy corn pieces!??! tastes just like a payday candy bar, and oh so addicting (just a little warning ;)

    i can totally see the mixture in a cute little cellophane bag with ribbon and tag!
    ~noel

  21. 21

    I have a stash of candy canes hidden in my closet, I may have to do something with them!

  22. 22

    Thanks everyone! You can never have too much peppermint or chocolate in my opinion. The round peppermint candies are a great idea. Never thought of those :)! Angela pea- This particular child hoards candy like no one else. He is clearly his father's son. Candy does not last long around me. Noel–I will have to try the dry roasted peanuts with candy corn. I just happen to have some.

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    Lenetta @ Nettacow says:

    Ohhhhh, I love peppermint bark! And it just isn't right without peppermint in the chocolate. I know I have some leftover candy canes downstairs . . . MMM! And thanks for the link to the other candy corn bark – you can't go wrong adding in Oreos. I linked to this on my weekly roundup – post is here. Thanks!!

  24. 24

    The key to melting the white choc in the microwave is to do it on LOW. I learned the hard way!
    Thanks..I have a box of unopened candy canes. I was going to pitch them..you saved their lives!

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    Whitney & McKayla says:

    I've had a sudden urge for peppermint bark in the past, well after Christmas time. I bought a small bag of the round peppermints, unwrapped them all and put them into a heavy duty plastic ziptop bag. I closed it most of the way and then used a smaller hammer (I use it for crafting) and crushed them up. It worked pretty well. For those that aren't really into peppermint, I bet there are endless possiblities. Thanks for the great ideas!

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    Lisa Hathaway says:

    I made the peppermint bark for my office Christmas treat week – it was an immediate hit. But then – what woman doesn't love chocolate, right? Thanks!

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    Brad and Jessica says:

    Yum!! We tried the peppermint bark with the candy canes our 18 month old pulled off the tree, broke and sampled :D This just might have to be a new tradition!! I put your recipe and a link back to your site on our family recipe blog. You can check it out if you want…. eatintreats.blogspot.com Thanks for all the fun ideas…. I love to check out your site!

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