The holidays just wouldn't be the same without seasonally-themed goodies! But if you're like me, it doesn't hurt to try and make them a bit healthier, right? That's why this yummy frozen dark chocolate peppermint bark recipe is something I'm super excited about this year! 🎄
There are several ways you can make it--more healthy, less healthy--it's very customizable, but it's pretty simple!
This recipe is a tweaked version of one originally by Williams Sonoma, but if there's chocolate involved, I prefer a dark, low-sugar option, but also if there's going to be yogurt, it's gotta be our Icelandic skyr!! So have fun and enjoy!
12 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (I prefer a 72-85% dark cacao range, but that's just me).
16 ounces of plain Icelandic Skyr (you can use Greek yogurt, too, and you don't have to stick with plain; our maple skyr would add a nice sweetness for those who need a little sweet somethin' 😉).
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (unless you use a flavored skyr/yogurt, in which case you can omit)
1/4 cup mini chopped dark chocolate pieces
6 crushed candy canes (or about 3 ounces of any chopped peppermint candy of your choice)
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (optional)
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place chopped dark chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water; heat, stirring often until melted. Add peppermint extract (optional).
Pour the melted chocolate onto the parchment-lined pan, spreading it into an even layer about 1/8 inch thick. Refrigerate until the chocolate just begins to set, about 10 minutes.
Combine skyr (or yogurt) and vanilla extract (unless you use a flavored skyr/yogurt, in which case omit vanilla).
Pour skyr/yogurt mixture over the semi-set chocolate on your pan.
Sprinkle crushed candy cane, mini dark chocolate pieces, and sea salt over the top.
Freeze for about 2 hours (or until skyr is fully set).
Break into pieces and serve frozen! (approximately 16-20 pieces)
Voila! Yummy, holiday goodness your family and friends will love!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Shumway Farms! ❄🎄🎅🏼🤶🏼