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Last Minute Treat – How to make peppermint bark

Posted by  ·  December 24, 2008  ·  Last Updated: December 24, 2008

If you need something really fast this is for you.  This is really the cheap way out because I used candy coating instead of white chocolate. I know that stuff is really not healthy or should even be considered edible —but it is tasty!

All you need is one package Almond bark also called vanilla candy coating (24 ounces) and about 8 ounces hard mints (that is about 40 mints, or 1 cup finely ground)

Melt the candy coating in the microwave until it is completely melted, smooth and creamy.  Stir often while melting and check package directions for more details.

Unwrap the mints (most time consuming part of this) and place in a blender.  Chop mints until they are like a fine saw dust.

Add crushed mints to the melted candy coating. Place about 2 1/2 feet of aluminum foil out on a hard surface.  Pour your candy mixture onto the foil and spread out so it is about 1/4″ and less thick.

Once the candy is hard (about 15 minutes) break it into pieces.

I put mine in some clear bags and tied with a bow for some very last minute gifts.

Hope your Holiday is sweet!


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  1. margaret
    Saturday, November 12th, 2011
    i tried it to make for my mother and the bowl in microwaved in cracked the mints burned and exploded and i feel so bad (im 11 years old) This was the worst!
  2. Sunday, November 15th, 2009
    I just tried this as a test run for a big batch for Christmas. Excellent results! I used Bob's Olde Tyme peppermint sticks since they are not wrapped AND they are the melt in your mouth kind...mmm

    Great gift idea, my relatives are getting a lot of this for Christmas gifts this year.
  3. Lani
    Sunday, December 28th, 2008
    I normally make this every year, but I use crushed up candy canes. I never thought of using a blender before! That's a great idea. A hammer and a zip-lock bag gets messy, especially when the bag gets holes in it from the sharp candy. I love the candy canes, because they come in all different flavors, and you can always find flavors that will suit everyone (since not everyone likes peppermint).
  4. Saturday, December 27th, 2008
    I made this just the other day with a slightly different recipe. I layered regular chocolate with white chocolate on top and then used crushed candy canes. It was sooooo yummy. I will definetely be trying it again.
  5. Thursday, December 25th, 2008
    MMMM.... Sounds so good! I think we'll make it for New Years and take it to our friends. Thanks for all of your great ideas! We made the ornaments for my kids teachers and they loved them.

    Merry Christmas!
    Lindy
  6. Thursday, December 25th, 2008
    A blender! Why didn't I think of that? I used cereal bags and a hammer for my peppermint biscotti. Next year.

    Your treats look beautiful!

    Merry Christmas :)
  7. Wednesday, December 24th, 2008
    I make something similar to this, except it has some rice krispies in it.

    I love this site, so full of good ideas!
  8. Wednesday, December 24th, 2008
    I love to make peppermint bark at Christmas time for gifts. This year I did it, but I do two layers. A bottom layer of chocolate chips. I used semi-sweet and it was divine! Three cups of chips to one pound of white stuff. Your idea of using the blender is really smart. I broke all mints by hand and I don't recommend it. Not only is it hard, it takes forever!

    You can see a picture of the ones I made on my family blog: http://stier-family.blogspot.com/2008/12/christmassy-up-in-here.html

    Yummm!!! Merry Christmas!

    Jessica
    www.MomShots.com
  9. Wednesday, December 24th, 2008
    Looks yummie!!!

    Have a great Christmas!

    Peggy
    http://pegslifeinthebuttonjar.blogspot.com/
  10. Wednesday, December 24th, 2008
    Beautiful, I might make some today. I've never tried it before.
  11. Wednesday, December 24th, 2008
    Merry Christmas to you and yours! :)