Check out Dr. Tim's peppermint bark recipe

Dr. Tim Valko stopped by the WTOL studios on Christmas Eve to share his favorite recipe for peppermint bark.

When Mike and Mel decided to lend a hand on WTOL 11 Your Day at 9 a.m., things went downhill from there.

However, we want you to know the peppermint bark tasted delicious -- and the recipe really is quite simple.

Dr. Tim's Peppermint Bark:

  • 2 pounds white chocolate (split), chopped
  • 1 pound bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 ¼ tsp peppermint extract
  • 50 red-and-white hard peppermint candies, crushed

Line a jelly roll/cookie sheet pan with aluminum foil

The melting of the chocolate can be done in a sauce pan on a stovetop burner on low heat.  Stir frequently.

  1. Melt 1 pound of the white chocolate.  Spread this on the entire pan.  Sprinkle with 2/3 cup of the peppermint candies.  Chill in fridge for about 20 minutes.
  2. Melt the dark chocolate with the peppermint extract and whipping cream.  Quickly spread on the chilled white chocolate.  Back to the fridge it goes for about 20 minutes again.
  3. Melt the last pound of the white chocolate.  Quickly spread on the dark chocolate.  Sprinkle another 2/3 cup of the peppermint candies on top.  Back to the fridge again until firm, about 20 minutes.
  4. To cut, let warm for about 10 minutes and then it cuts much easier

Can be made a few weeks in advance (keep in fridge), and can be frozen for up to two months!