Easy Candy Cane Bark

With just a week before Christmas, it's all systems go in our household. I have so much still to do, but in the midst of the madness I do have a certain little lady to entertain and what better way to so that than with a little Christmas baking. And it does not get any easier than this simple and easy candy cane bark. It's delicious and literally takes minutes to do. I know that it will become a go to treat for any last minute gifts, to simply say a thank you or something to make with little ones. 

This easy candy cane bark is made with white chocolate, crushed candy canes and sprinkles. That is it! It's the perfect festive treat to give to family, friends or even teachers. By now, most people have finished work and can really get into the festive spirit, but if you are one of those people that still have gifts to get loved ones for one reason or another, this simple and easy recipe can be ready in minutes, it's a no brainer really. We have used this recipe a couple of times for my daughter's teachers birthday and Christmas gift. 

For this candy cane bark you'll need:

Three 150g bars of white chocolate
A handful of crushed candy canes
Festive sprinkles or red and green smarties for a festive touch. 

To make these you'll need to do the following steps:

Break up the chocolate and melt in a glass bowl over a saucepan of hot water. Stir continuously ensuring that it doesn't over cook. Pour the chocolate into a baking tray that has been lined with baking paper. 

Scatter the crushed candy canes over the melted chocolate, not forgetting to add some of the most festive sprinkles you can find. I really do love the recipe as it's so easy to adapt. You could melt milk chocolate, add crushed peanuts and swirl some caramel into the melted chocolate for a special twist to the recipe. After you have added your toppings, simply pop the tray into the fridge and then set overnight. 

If you are making a gift for family, a friend or a teacher. Simply break the bark into pieces and pop into a small cellophane bag. I love tea and coffee and this simple and easy bark goes so well with either. Try adding a fancy tea bags or a coffee sachet. Then tie some twine or string at the top along with a cute gift tag. Perfect home made gift.

Happy melting...