Peppermint Bark

This month is flying by and I’m so floored by the talent that these amazing guest posters have shared.

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us… it’s full tilt ahead to Christmas!

Today’s guest poster is someone that I adore.  Shawn was my friend, Kristen’s roomie at Evo this past year and I just adore her (well, both of them, but this is about Shawn).  Shawn has a calming, soothing personality.. she is sweet and bubbly and fun to be around, but she’s also someone who instantly makes you comfortable, you feel as if you’re in the company of your oldest dearest friend.

Shawn is wonderfully talented and her blog is fantastic, if you haven’t stopped in to see her yet, you should!

Don’t forget to stop by According 2 Kelly to get some Craft inspiration and Skip To My Lou for your daily does of Sewing inspiration, plus the links to the other 2 amazing giveaways we have going on!!!

Howdy! My name is Shawn and I blog over at I Wash…You Dry! I am so happy to be sharing a fun and easy homemade gift item in Rachel’s Bake, Craft, and Sew Along!

On my blog I am all about simple and easy recipes, so it’s no surprise that making homemade gifts from the kitchen need to be simple and easy too. Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a bunch of chocolate. Am I right??

It’s so incredibly easy to turn little morsels of chocolate and a few crushed candy canes into a tasty treat that anyone will love.

If you have a double boiler then you’ll use that to melt your chocolates.

What? No double boiler??

Yeah, me neither… so we make our own double boiler and feel fancy while doing it.

Just start with an inch or two of water in a pot and get that to a small boil. Place your chocolate into a metal or glass bowl that fits on top of the pot, but not touching the water. The steam in between the pot and the bowl will help to gradually and gently melt the chocolate to it’s silky smooth consistency.

Melt the dark chocolate down first and spread it evenly onto some parchment paper and place it in the fridge to harden. Then get to work on the white chocolates. {It’s really not work… only takes a few minutes}

Once the white chocolate is nice and smooth you’ll add some crushed candy canes and stir them in.

Pour the pepperminty-white chocolate goodness all over the decadent dark chocolate and smooth it out.

Crush up a few more candy canes and sprinkle all over the wet chocolate. Stick it back in the fridge and let it all harden again.

Once it’s hard you can carefully cut it into little pieces and play the, “one for you… two for me….” game.

Package up a few pieces for neighbors or teachers. It’s rich, it’s sweet, it’s perfect for the Holiday’s!

I hope you all enjoy! Don’t forget to come by and check out my blog for more simple and easy recipes! Be sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter and/or Pinterest too!

3 Ingredient Peppermint Bark

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  • Recipe by Shawn
  • 12 oz bag of dark chocolate morsels
  • 12 oz bag of white chocolate morsels
  • 6 candy canes crushed divided


  • Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Melt dark chocolate over a double boiler. (bring a small pot with 1 to 2 inches of water to a slow boil. Place a metal or glass bowl over the pot of water, make sure it fits on top of the pot without touching the water. Place the chocolate chips inside the bowl and stir frequently until chocolate melts and becomes smooth in texture)
  • Pour melted dark chocolate onto prepared baking sheet and smooth out to an even thickness (about 1/4 inch). Place in fridge to let harden.
  • Clean out bowl and melt the white chocolates the same way.
  • Once white chocolate is smooth, place 3 crushed candy canes inside the bowl and stir to combine. Pour over hardened dark chocolate and quickly smooth out.
  • Sprinkle the remaining crushed candy canes over the wet chocolate. Place in fridge to harden again. After it's hard, use a sharp knife to carefully cut into small pieces. (store in sealed container)
Author: Rachel

Shawn is the creator and fabulous publisher of I Wash You Dry.

She is mom to 4 busy kids, so recipes have to be simple and easy with as few dishes as possible. Follow her as she shares how easy it is to create delicious meals and treats for you and your family.

You can keep up with Shawn on Pinterest,  Twitter, and Facebook


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