I may have. just discovered the BEST or the WORST thing ever.
Did you know peppermint bark is one of the easiest things to make? Why didn’t I ever know this? I thought the fact that you had to melt then cool…then melt…then crack and sprinkle toppings on, meant that I would be running around screaming What’s the next step?! before the chocolate hardened, like it was some type of rocket science.
Turns out I was totally wrong.
This recipe, given to me by Kathleen over at Celiac Baby, is one of the easiest things to make. It looks pretty fancy too, if I must say. I hope you like candy canes and chocolate, because it’s.about.to.go.down.
Gluten-Free Peppermint Bark
- 300g dark chocolate (one large chocolate bar)
- 300g white chocolate
- 3-4 crushed candy canes (place in baggie, pound with flat of knife or rolling pin)
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Break the dark chocolate bar into pieces (or pour bag of chocolate chips) and place into bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, remove bowl, stir, and return to microwave. Repeat this process until the chocolate is melted (2-3 minutes total).
Pour the melted dark chocolate onto the lined cookie sheet, smoothing to reach edges. Then, place the chocolate sheet of tastiness into the fridge until it is firm, or around 20 minutes.
Next, repeat the melting process with the white chocolate. When all is melted, pour on top of the dark chocolate, and immediately sprinkle your crushed candy canes. Place in the fridge to set.
Once the bark is hardened (another 20-30 minutes), remove from the fridge, lift from wax paper, and break into pieces. Then, try not to eat too much of it so you have some to share!
I hope you enjoy this gluten-free treat! It’s the perfect thing to make and is sure to please gluten AND gluten-free eaters. I promise it’ll be a hit at your get-together!
A big thank you goes out to Kathleen at Celiac Baby for sharing this recipe with me! Super easy, and the perfect balance of it looks like I tried really hard, and super easy to make.
Laura Hanley, known as G-Free Laura, has been gluten-free since 2009. She reviews gluten-free products, restaurants, posts simple recipes, and writes about gluten-free experiences onwww.gfreelaura.com. Laura also blogs for the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery. You can follow Laura’s young, wild, and [gluten] free updates by finding her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.