No-Bake Brix Peppermint Bark

 

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The holidays are upon us and nothing conjures up memories of childhood like the sweet, minty goodness a simple candy cane. So, what better way to enjoy the classic holiday flavor of a candy cane than by combining it with your favorite Brix Chocolate?!

Our Brix Peppermint Bark recipe is an easy, no-bake treat that you can make to keep around the house or gift to friends and co-workers. The bark is gluten free, dairy free and packed full of flavor so you can satisfy your sweet tooth without overindulging.

Ingredients & Instructions:

12 oz Brix Extra Dark Chocolate                                                 1/8 t. Peppermint Extract

4 Candy Canes (we used Sweet Nature from Whole Foods)

Fracture the Brix Bar (or unwrap the Brix Bites) and place in a glass or microwave safe bowl. Unwrap candy canes and place in a plastic baggie and seal. Using a rolling pin, meat tenderizer (or other sturdy kitchen gadget), break the candy canes into smaller pieces, allowing for a bit of candy cane “dust.”  Microwave chocolate on med-high power in 45 second increments until the chocolate is melted (or you can melt the chocolate in a double boiler).  Add peppermint extract to the melted chocolate and stir well to evenly distribute the flavor.  Line an 8×8″ pan with wax or parchment paper and pour chocolate into pan. Spread the chocolate into an even layer and sprinkle the crushed candy canes over the top, covering the entire surface. Place in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to harden and then remove and let come to room temperature for about an hour. Using the wax/parchment paper, remove the bark from the pan and cut into rough squares. Store in an airtight container for up to 10 days (if you live in a warm or humid climate, consider storing your goods in the refrigerator). Gift or enjoy!