Are you looking for a quick and easy (and yummy) treat to make for the holidays? Then you MUST try this Crock-Pot Candy Cane Bark recipe. Candy bark is so easy to make (and made even easier when you use your crock-pot to help melt the white chocolate) and makes a great gift to give at the holidays too. Just package it up in some cute Christmas tins or cellophane bags and you have a great gift!
Crock-Pot Candy Cane Bark
2 Bags of Nestle White Chocolate (must be Nestle)
1 Box of Peppermint Candy Canes, unwrapped
2 Large Ziploc Type Bags
Wax Paper and cookie sheet
- Put one gallon sized Ziploc bag inside another one gallon Ziploc bag so that you have a double bag arrangement going on.
- Place the peppermint candy canes in the doubled Ziploc bags and zip the bags closed removing most of the air.
- With a rubber mallet, hammer or the end of a rolling pin crush the candy canes until you have a nice mixture of small chunks and candy cane dust.
- Pour both bags of Nestle White Chocolate chips into the crock of your crock-pot (do not use a liner or spray your crock with cooking spray)
- Cover and cook on low for about 1 hour until the chips are melted enough that when stirred they turn smooth. Be careful not to overcook as the white chocolate chips will burn.
- Pour crushed candy canes into the melted white chocolate and stir until well mixed and candy canes are covered with melted white chocolate.
- In the meantime line 1 large rimmed cookie sheet with waxed paper.
- Pour melted white chocolate and candy cane mixture into center of prepared cookie sheet.
- Working quickly, spread candy mixture evenly on cookie sheet with a rubber spatula making sure that there are no overly thick or thin areas.
- Let candy harden at room temperature for a couple of hours (you can speed up this process by placing cookie sheet in the refrigerator).
- Flip candy bark out of cookie sheet and peel off the wax paper and break bark into pieces.
- Store in an air tight bag, container or package for gift giving.
You may also use a food processor to crush to candy canes, just be careful not to over process otherwise you will end up with candy cane dust with very little chunks.
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