December 24, 2012
December 24, 2012
By: Stephanie Clunn, Macaroni Kid Publisher North Lake, FL
Not sure what to do with all of your leftover candy canes? Here's a perfect way to put those minty treats to use!
I normally make things from scratch but couldn't resist trying this idea that popped into my head. I got turned on to Almond Bark some time ago when needing a chocolate that would easily harden on strawberries. Here's a pic of what Almond Bark looks like, it is sold in the baking aisle near the chocolate chips.
If you can't find Almond Bark, melting chocolate discs will also work.
Here's what you need:
- 1 package Vanilla Almond Bark
- 1 package Chocolate Almond Bark
- 2 packages candy canes
Here's what you do:
- Line a 8 1/2 x 9 inch baking pan with foil. (No need to oil the foil, it doesn't stick)
- Cut the chocolate almond bark into squares and melt in a microwave safe bowl on high in 20 second intervals.
- Stir after each interval until the bark is completely melted. Key: When beginning, the bowl must be room temperature or slightly warm and completely dry. A cold bowl or any moisture will cause separation.
- Pour melted chocolate into foil-lined pan and spread until even. Place in fridge. It will set up in about 15 minutes.
- While chocolate is setting, unwrap the candy canes and place into a gallon zip lock bag. Use a rolling pin or mallet to crush candy into small chunks. (kids love to do this part!)
- Repeat melting process with the white almond bark. Spread on top of the set-up chocolate layer. Generously sprinkle candy across the top of the vanilla layer. Put back into the fridge and give it a good hour to set up. Cut into squares and enjoy!
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