Need a quick gift idea? Make this bark, package in festive plastic bags made for candy, tie with a ribbon and Viola! Plastic candy bags are available at cake and candy supply stores and are priced at around 5 cents each. How easy and cost effective is that?
Christmas Bark: (makes 1 tray - or about a pound of candy)
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 1/2 cups white chocolate morsels
4 candy canes, crushed
Line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper.
In a double boiler, melt the semi-sweet chocolate morsels. Stir until smooth. Pour the melted chocolate onto the parchment paper and using an offset spatula spread it out. Let cool and harden completely. (about an hour)
Unwrap candy canes and place in a plastic ziplock bag. Crush with a mallet or rolling pin. Set aside.
In a double boiler, melt white chocolate, stirring until completely melted and smooth. Quickly spread the white chocolate over the semi-sweet chocolate. Don't work it too much, you don't want to remelt the semi-sweet chocolate.
Quickly press the broken candy canes into the warm white chocolate. Let cool completely, then break into pieces. Store in an airtight tin.