Dairy Free Peppermint Bark by Emily

peppermint bark
Peppermint Bark with a new twist!

I am gluten and dairy free, so I know what it feels like to have an allergy around the Holidays. The gluten one started with me, and my awesome mom, Tiffany, decided to do it with me so I wouldn’t feel sad. She did have some gluten when I gave her an “Ok.” Then Javan and my mom figured out they did better without wheat. Then my dad got arm pain, and went gluten free, and it got better. Finally JJ got a rash on his face when he had wheat, so he went gluten free. Caleb is the only one who can have gluten, but we limit it to only special occasions, like his friend’s birthdays. So our whole family is gluten free. I’m the only one who’s dairy free. Then, my mom started a blog. So now we have lots of food we can eat, and in this one, I’m not just going to share Peppermint Bark with you, I’m also sharing some links to my mom’s blog, for some other recipes! Please check it out. 🙂

Peppermint Bark With a New Twist

Peppermint Bark

Makes 6

What you need:

Put your candy canes in the plastic baggie and mash them slightly with the meat tenderizer. There should be chunks, not dust! Let that sit, and melt your chocolate. Make sure the melted chocolate does not get wet, or it will seize.  That means it gets all crumbly and weird.

Now, get your cake mold, and pour chocolate a quarter of the way up the mold. sprinkle the crushed peppermint on top of the melted chocolate, and put it in the freezer for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, drizzle with extra chocolate.  You can either use a fork to drizzle it, or put the melted chocolate in another plastic bag, cut off the bottom corner, and squeeze it on gently.  Put the snowflakes in the freezer for at least 10 more minutes.  Make sure the chocolate is totally frozen before taking the snowflakes out of the molds.  Then put them in the fridge until you are ready to serve them cool. Enjoy!

Here are a few more great Christmas ideas that are dairy and gluten free.  You’ll probably need parental help to make these ones, though:

For Gluten Free Gingerbread Cake from my mom’s blog. Click here.

For Dairy Free Hot Cocoa click here.

For Gluten Free Apple Pie Tartlets click here.

For Paleo Fudge Snowballs click here.


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