Making holiday candy couldn’t be easier with this simple recipe for Crock-Pot Candy Cane Bark. With just two ingredients you can have a fun & festive holiday treat that is perfect for gift giving!
Slow Cooker Candy Cane Bark
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 perfect for friends, family, neighbors, co-worker or the teachers at your children’s school!
With only 2 ingredients you can have this fabulous candy recipe done in no time!
Crock-Pot Candy Cane Bark Recipe
- Put one gallon sized zippered plastic bag inside another one gallon zippered plastic bag so that you have a double bag arrangement going on.
- Place the peppermint candy canes in the doubled zippered plastic 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 white chocolate chips into the crock of a 3 quart or larger crock-pot. Line with a crock-pot liner if desired but do not spray the crock-pot with non-stick 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.
- In the meantime line 1 large rimmed cookie sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper.
- Pour half of the crushed candy canes into the melted white chocolate and stir until well mixed and candy canes are covered with melted white chocolate.
- Pour melted white chocolate and candy cane mixture into center of prepared cookie sheet.
- Working quickly, spread candy mixture evenly on cookie sheet with and offset spatula making sure that there are no overly thick or thin areas.
- Sprinkle remaining candy cane pieces evenly over the top of the candy cane bark.
- 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.