Thursday, December 12, 2013

McCormick Holiday Baking - Peppermint Bark

I was compensated for the ingredients for this post, and upon completion will also receive compensation.

Hi guys. I was asked if I would like to make a recipe using some different McCormick ingredients. I was able to pick from a list of recipes. And the one that really stood out to me is the Peppermint Bark.

I have never made Peppermint Bark before, but have always wanted to. I have seen it online before and always wanted to try making it. Come to think of it, I think I have actually never even eaten this before!

Well I was excited to give it a go! So I headed out to my local supermarket to pick up the ingredients. Below is a list of the ingredients you will need:

picture of the McCormick ingredients I purchased
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white chocolate baking chips & candy canes
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Microwave chocolate chips in large microwavable bowl on HIGH for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until almost melted, stirring after 1 minute. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in peppermint extract.

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    Spread on large foil-lined baking sheet to 1/4-inch thickness. Add food color, drop by drop, over mixture. Using a wooden skewer, swirl color through chocolate. Sprinkle with crushed candies, pressing lightly into chocolate with spatula.

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    white chocolate mix - swirled with McCormick Red Food coloring 

    1. Refrigerate about 10 minutes or until firm. Break into irregular pieces to serve. Store in covered container at cool room temperature or in refrigerator up to 5 days.

    Makes 12 servings, 2 to 3 pieces each.

    broken up Peppermint Bark in a pretty glass bowl:

    A few more notes: Now that I have made this - I want to let you know how easy this is to do! This is also a fun recipe to make with your kids. With supervision, this is something kids can do too, since no baking is involved. My daughter helped me make this.

    Also my son needed to bring in something for a party at school, and I made another batch of this yesterday! Also you only need about 2 candy canes for each batch!

    Hope you will try this recipe out! It will make a great addition to your Holiday Baking! Enjoy!

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of McCormick and Business 2 Blogger. All opinions are 100% mine. 


    1. Wow! That does sound like a very simple and delicious recipe. I might have to try it.

    2. I love peppermint bark. I don't love the price tag on it at Williams Sonoma. I've been wondering about using the peppermint extract in baking. I've heard good things!