Disclaimer: there is nothing healthy about these babies. They are delicious and we're all about moderation over here, so a little indulgence is just wonderful! Also, it's a very easy treat to whip up to add to any cookie plate you may be handing out to neighbors.
I made the entire thing in under 10 minutes while talking on the phone...so I mean it when I say it's easy! I liked the idea of white chocolate dipped pretzels and then dipped in candy cane shards, but I realized that would be too labor intensive with 2 little boys running around, so I thought this up. I'm sure it's not original with me, I just figured if you can do peppermint bark, why not add broken up pretzels? I'm glad it worked!
I used all white chocolate because, for this, I think it's prettier, but I think it would look good with layers, too. You would just have an extra step thrown in there and it would take longer, though just as easy.
Anyway, here's the simple "recipe". Have fun and enjoy!
White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Bark
12 oz almond bark
12 oz white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups broken small pretzels
1 cup (or more!) broken candy canes (I used the mini ones. more unwrapping, but easier smashing. I could have used the food processor, I guess, but I was having fun smashing...)
--In a large microwave safe bowl, follow direction for melting the chocolate and almond bark. I put mine together in for 2 minutes. Stirred, and then popped it in for one more minute.
-- Stir in the pretzel pieces and candy cane shards until everything is evenly coated
-- Spread evenly onto a lightly greased, or non-stick, tin foil and flatten to your liking.
-- Chill for 20-30 minutes until firm and ready to crack.
If you want it extra pepperminty, add a teaspoon or two of peppermint extract.