Growing up we had a candy store called ‘Fannie May’. They sold “Peppermint Ice” which was peppermint candy bits in a white chocolate bark. They had gone out of business and when they did re-open later on, they never brought back the “Peppermint Ice”. So, I made my own!! Other recipes may have oil and butter in their recipe but, my recipe tastes 'JUST LIKE' The “Peppermint Ice” I remembered (and LOVED!) ~ Enjoy! Diane
Baker’s Peppermint “Ice” Candy
1 20oz Pkg. Almond Bark (Vanilla flavored)
8 Full Sized Candy Canes
2 tsp Peppermint Extract
*a few drops of red food coloring
8x8 Baking Dish
Take 8 full sized candy canes, break apart and either ‘pulse’ in a Cuisinart OR place in a large baggie, grab a hammer and smack the heck ‘outta them until they are in little teeny pieces. Set aside.
Using a double boiler or make one using two pots (rest a smaller pot in a larger one – in the bottom of the larger pot place water to boil but, don’t have the water touch the upper bowl). Place ½ the Almond Bark into top pot and keep an eye on it as it melts, stir frequently. When first ½ is melted, add remaining ½ of Bark to melt. Now add the Peppermint extract, a few drops of red food coloring (until you get the pink-y color you want) and candy bits into melted candy in pot and stir well. Pour candy mixture into a prepared 8x8 dish that is lined with wax or parchment paper. Set in fridge at least 45 mins. Until cooled. Score with knife to cut into pieces, carefully break apart – then place back in fridge for a final 10 mins.
Store in an airtight container/tin.
Recipe and Photos by: Diane Baker for Canning and Cooking at Home