I created these White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Brownie Bars for the holiday season as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®.
There’s something about peppermint bark that always puts me in the holiday spirit. Maybe it’s the deliciousness of creamy chocolate combined with the crunch of peppermint bits. Or perhaps it’s the festive appearance of the white chocolate speckled with crushed candy canes. Whenever peppermint bark shows up at the holidays, I always save it and ration it out a little bit at a time. It’s one of my favorite holiday recipes! (I may or may not have had some peppermint bark in March last year…just sayin’.) So when the holiday baking season arrived this year, I of course planned to make a big batch of peppermint bark. But then I starting thinking. What if I did something a little bit different this year? It’s hard to make peppermint bark better than it already is, but I might have figured out how. Put it on top of brownies! Yup, think about it. A thin layer of chewy, chocolately brownies topped with a layer of crunchy white chocolate peppermint bark. Let me tell ya…these White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Brownie Bars are perfect if you are entertaining guests this holiday season!
As a food blogger, I spend a lot of time at the grocery store. Luckily for me, there’s a Price Chopper located just about 5 minutes away. I try to do all of my shopping at the beginning of the week, but there are almost always quick trips out in the middle of the week. (I’ve often wondered what the folks at Price Chopper think because there have definitely been weeks when I’ve had to go to the grocery store every.single.day.) Earlier this week, I was out doing my weekly shopping run, and I noticed a big holiday baking display. I love to bake, and Price Chopper had baking supplies on sale. Perfect! I grabbed a bag of Gold Medal All-Purpose flour knowing that I would be making a batch of these delicious, chewy brownies.
The key to the these White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Brownie Bars is to let the brownie layer cool just slightly before adding the white chocolate and peppermint bits. So just make your favorite brownie recipe (one of my favorites is below) and let it cool on the stovetop for a couple of minutes. Once you pull the brownies out of the oven, then you can start melting the white chocolate. That way, the brownies have cooled off a bit before you add the heavy layer of chocolate on top. Enjoy!