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How to Make Peppermint Bark in the Microwave

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This microwave three ingredient white chocolate Christmas Peppermint Bark is so easy to make that it’s barely a recipe. It’s a MUST for Christmas!

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How to make peppermint bark in the microwave: This microwave three ingredient white chocolate Peppermint Bark is so easy to make it’s barely a recipe. It’s a MUST for Christmas!

Easy Microwave White Chocolate Peppermint Bark is the easiest candy recipe you will make this holiday season. How can anybody refuse anything to do with candy canes and chocolate?!? 

It’s simply the best way to celebrate Christmas! This no-fuss  candy is made in the microwave. Easy Microwave Peppermint Bark  can be made in only a few minutes. You really can’t beat that!

This microwave three ingredient white chocolate Peppermint Bark is so easy to make it’s barely a recipe. It’s a MUST for Christmas!

How to Make Christmas Peppermint Bark in the Microwave

White chocolate peppermint bark isn’t a new Christmas treat and I’ve kept this recipe pretty traditional, only I make it in the microwave because I don’t have a double boiler. What I love about this recipe is that you can customize it to your liking but I generally feel that as long as you keep the amount of white chocolate to semi-sweet chocolate ratio the same, whether it’s 1 cup each or you double your batch for example, you’re in good hands.

  1. Pour the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for 30-second increments (stirring the chips between each microwave session) until the chocolate has melted, and the mixture is smooth.
  2. Spread the chocolate evenly into the lined pan, then place pan in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  3. Put the candy canes in a resealable plastic bag. Use a rolling pin or tenderizing mallet to crush the candy canes. Don’t use a blender or food processor, because you want those nice uneven bits that look great right on top.
  4. Melt white chocolate in the microwave just as you did with the previous chocolate chips. If the white chocolate chips to not melt smooth, stir in 2 tablespoons of shortening.
  5. While the white chocolate is still smooth, stir in half the crushed candy canes into the mixture.
  6. Allow white chocolate to cool for 1 minute, then remove pan from the freezer and spread white chocolate mixture on top of the chocolate layer, making it as smooth as possible.
  7. Top with remaining crushed candy canes, and press them into the white chocolate with the back of a spatula.
  8. Return pan to the freezer for another 20 minutes.
This microwave three ingredient white chocolate Peppermint Bark is so easy to make it’s barely a recipe. It’s a MUST for Christmas!

I love that you can throw the chocolate in the microwave and within minutes it’s done and setting.  The trick to layering the chocolate without it melting everything together is to make sure that the chocolate layer is completely cooled and has hardened before you spread the white chocolate on top.

This bark, of course, makes the perfect teacher or neighbour gift and is easy enough that even the kids can help out. Enjoy!

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This microwave three ingredient white chocolate Peppermint Bark is so easy to make it’s barely a recipe. It’s a MUST for Christmas!
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This microwave three ingredient white chocolate Peppermint Bark is so easy to make it’s barely a recipe. It’s a MUST for Christmas!
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This microwave three ingredient white chocolate Peppermint Bark is so easy to make it’s barely a recipe. It’s a MUST for Christmas!

Easy Microwave Peppermint Bark

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This microwave three ingredient white chocolate Peppermint Bark is so easy to make it’s barely a recipe. It’s a MUST for Christmas!

Ingredients

  • 1 bag semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips
  • 24 mini candy canes

Instructions

  1. Line a 9"x13" pan with parchment paper, including the sides, leaving enough extra so you will be able to lift the peppermint bark out of the pan.
  2. Pour the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for 30-second increments (stirring the chips between each microwave session) until the chocolate has melted, and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Spread the chocolate evenly into the lined pan, then place pan in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  4. Put the candy canes in a resealable plastic bag. Use a rolling pin or tenderizing mallet to crush the candy canes. Don't use a blender or food processor, because you want those nice uneven bits that look great right on top.
  5. Melt white chocolate in the microwave just as you did with the previous chocolate chips. If the white chocolate chips to not melt smooth, stir in 2 tablespoons of shortening.
  6. While the white chocolate is still smooth, stir in half the crushed candy canes into the mixture.
  7. Allow white chocolate to cool for 1 minute, then remove pan from the freezer and spread white chocolate mixture on top of the chocolate layer, making it as smooth as possible.
  8. Top with remaining crushed candy canes, and press them into the white chocolate with the back of a spatula.
  9. Return pan to the freezer for another 20 minutes.
  10. To serve, remove the parchment paper from the pan and break into pieces (or cut with a butter knife). Enjoy!

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