Line a 9 X 13 inch baking tray with parchment paper
Place the semi-sweet chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and melt at 50% power for 1½ to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
Pour the melted chocolate on the parchment paper and evenly spread it with a silicone spatula about a 9” x 12” rectangle. Refrigerate for an hour or freeze for 20 minutes.
Place the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and melt at 50% power for 1½ to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
Take out the baking tray from the refrigerator and pour the melted white chocolate over. Evenly spread it with a silicone spatula. Sprinkle crushed candy canes all over and gently press down with a clean silicone spatula.
Refrigerate for an hour or freeze for 20 minutes.
Cut the bark into pieces with a sharp knife. I cut them into 24 2-inch square pieces. You can also simply break into smaller pieces by hand. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place.
*** Use white chocolate that has cocoa butter in the ingredients instead of palm oil. This will help the white chocolate stick properly on top of the brown chocolate and will prevent the layers from separating.
To break the candy canes, place unwrapped candy canes in a zip lock bag and seal it. Then place it over kitchen towels and break it with a rolling pin, wooden spatula, or a small pestle
Remember to adjust the microwave to 50% power to prevent the chocolate from getting burnt
Use a super-sharp chef's knife to cut the bark into even squares. And if you don't have one, simply cut the bark into pieces by hand.
Add a few drops of peppermint extract for extra minty flavors
Use peppermint candies in place of candy canes
Don’t like white chocolate? Keep it simple by sprinkling candy canes over regular chocolate. And if you love white chocolate you can skip the regular chocolate!
Have a double broiler? Use it to melt chocolate instead of microwaving. Just be careful that moisture does not get into the chocolate
This is a fun holiday recipe to make along with the kids, add holiday sprinkles, m & m’s, or your favorite candy on top along with the candy canes.