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RecipeChocolate Peppermint Bark

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Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 120
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat: 6 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 2.5
    • Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 17 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Total Sugar: 12 g
    • Natural Sugar: 0 g
    • Added Sugar: 12 g
  • Sodium: 20 mg

Peppermint Bark is a holiday go-to, but it’s certainly up there in calories — a typical two-cookie serving can cost you up to 400 calories (yikes!). My lighter version is still super festive, delicious and full of peppermint flavor. And, it’s a total calorie bargain at only 120 calories per serving. Dig in!

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This recipe makes 16 servings
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips  
  • 2 cups Crispy Brown Rice Cereal 
  • 1 to 2 small drops of peppermint extract 
  • 2 tablespoons crushed candy canes (about 2-3 mini candy canes) 
Preparation:

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.  

Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or saucepan on the stovetop over low heat. Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate in the microwave by heating for 15 to 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until the chocolate is smooth and velvety. 

Add 1 drop peppermint extract to melted chocolate and mix well (taste and add a second small drop if you would like a stronger peppermint flavor).  Add the cereal into the melted chocolate and mix thoroughly. 

Spread the mixture on the prepared baking sheet, sprinkle crushed candy cane pieces evenly on top and place baking sheet into the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Once it’s cool, cut it into bars or break it into irregular pieces and place them on a festive serving tray. 

 

Nutrition analysis courtesy of Genesis® R&D