Peppermint Pretzel Bark
This Peppermint Pretzel Bark is full of rich dark chocolate, salty pretzels and pieces of candy cane. This simple treat is a holiday crowd pleaser!
- 1 12 oz. bag dark chocolate chips dairy free/allergy friendly if needed
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
- approx. 1 1/2 c mini pretzel twists regular or gluten free (enough to cover the bottom of an 8x8 pan)
- 2-3 candy canes or about 8-10 mini candy canes
Place candy canes in a plastic bag and crush using a wooden spoon.
Line the bottom of an 8x8 pan with parchment paper and then spread pretzels evenly.
Use a double boiler method to melt chocolate chips--or your favorite way to do so. (double boiler: in a small sauce pan heat 1 inch of water to a light boil. Place bowl with chocolate chips in the sauce pan so that it doesn't touch the water and stir constantly until melted.)
Once melted, remove from heat and add peppermint extract and half of the candy canes and stir.
Pour slowly over pretzels and shuffle pan in all directions to help spread.
Sprinkle remaining candy canes on top and freeze for about 30 minutes.
Once bark has hardened, break into pieces and enjoy!