Easy, fun and only three ingredients! a GREAT holiday teacher gift, made by the kids!
Chocolate Peppermint Bark is such an easy and fun treat to make! Oh the holidays, a great time for fun, laughter, and spending time with family. Oh and the busy malls, holiday traffic, gift giving stress, wrapping all of those gifts that you hope will light up someones day, but wonder will they like it, return it? I hope they L-O-V-E it, I spent so much time finding the perfect gift!
Wow, I am stressed just writing this since it is so true for many of us. Don’t get me wrong, I love the holidays. It is my favorite time of year but it can lead to stress, so this year I am embracing a more relaxed approach to gift giving. At least for the teacher gifts. I wanted to have my kids create something that they made (with a little help from me of course), that they could give their teachers that would be special. My kids have amazing teachers and I know they love sweet treats, so what better gift to give them then these cute little cookie cutter shaped bark candies? I also needed an activity to keep my munchkins entertained during our first snowy day here in Charlotte, so this was the prefect fit!
I could not believe how easy these were to make and how quickly they came together. My four-year-old and I had so much fun making these while listening to holiday music, dancing around the kitchen. One of our favorite things to do!
Well, here is how I made these cute little treats. Please try them out and let me know how they turned out for you!
First I melted the brown chocolate. I combined chocolate chips with a chocolate bar but you can use any melt-table chocolate you have on hand.
Next, I setup a baking sheet covered in foil and placed my cookie cutters right on top.
I poured the chocolate into a plastic pastry bag and cut off the tip so I could easily pipe it into the cookie cutters.
It worked out great! Just make sure you hold down the cookie cutters while you are filling them so the chocolate doesn’t seep out. A little will leak out but that is okay since it will fall off once you remove the bark from the cookie cutter.
Once you’ve filled your cookie cutters with the brown chocolate, place them in the freezer to set for about 15 minutes.
When they are done, remove them from the freezer and melt the white chocolate. Fill each mold with the white chocolate on top of the brown. So cute!
Then sprinkle some chopped peppermint candy on top and freeze for 10 more minutes.
To remove the bark from the cookie cutter mold, carefully press from the bottom to push them out. Go slowly so they don’t crack.
You can put them into a holiday tin with parchment paper and they are ready to give as a gift!
- 1 24oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 24oz bag of white chocolate chips
- 1 cup of peppermint candies, chopped or crushed
- Cover a baking sheet with foil.
- Place the semi-sweet chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between each until melted. It took mine about 90 seconds to fully melt but every microwave id different.
- Place a ziplock or plastic pastry bag in a large mug, folding over the sides and making an opening to pour the chocolate in. Pour in the chocolate.
- Place the cookie cutters on the foil lined baking sheet and begin filling each one with the chocolate a quarter of the way, holding down each cookie cutter as you fill it. This will make sure the chocolate doesn't seep out of the edges.
- Once they are all filled, place them into the freezer for 15 minutes to set.
- Remove them from the freezer and melt the white chocolate using the same method you used to melt the semi-sweet chocolate.
- Fill each cookie cutter mold with the white chocolate on top of the brown. Sprinkle each with the crushed peppermint candies and freeze for 10 more minutes until they are fully set.
- To remove them from the cookie cutter molds, carefully press on the bottom and push up lightly so they don't crack.
- Place in parchment lined cookie tins and give as a fun teacher gift!