White and Dark Chocolate Hemp Bark is one of our favorite holiday sweet treats. I love to make this with my grandchildren and watch them get really get messy with the chocolate! After the chocolate has cooled they get to sprinkle the crushed peppermints on top of the bark before we put it into the refrigerator so it can harden. I’ll have five out of seven grandchildren running to open the refrigerator every five minutes asking if it’s ready yet Grammie! They really do love this White and Dark Chocolate Hemp Bark.
Oh wait, I did say they get chocolate everywhere? Well I should be specific and let you know they get it all over themselves, not my kitchen this time. Their smiling cute faces and hands are covered from licking the wooden spoon and cleaning out the bowl – of course after it cools down some. Remember, never allow children to handle hot liquids or solids until they have cooled. I wish I had taken a picture of their chocolatey faces to add in this post, it really is a sight to be seen. I do love my grandbabies, and making a mess with them, it’s what life is all about. Making this White and Dark Chocolate Hemp Bark with them is another recipe for the “Grammie Memory Book”.
White and Dark Chocolate Hemp Bark is a wonderfully tasty way to get the family involved in making homemade sweet treats for family and friends.
- 12oz package – Ghirardelli White Chocolate Chips
- 1 tbsp. – Heavy Cream
- 1 tbsp. + 1 tsp – Hemp Seeds*
- ½ cup – Walnuts and Pecans – chopped small
- ½ cup – Dried Cranberries – chopped small
- 6 peppermint candies - crushed
- Greased with butter 8x8 inch pan
- Repeat above five ingredients for Dark Chocolate Hemp Bark - Using Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Chips
- Heat chocolate chips and cream in double boiler, making sure your water in does not touch upper pot and your water is simmering, not boiling. Stir until chocolate has melted, between 8 to 10 min.
- Once chocolate is smooth, remove from heat, quickly stir in remaining ingredients, except for the tsp of hemp seeds. Pour mixture into an 8x8 in pan. Sprinkle remaining hemp seeds and peppermint candies over the top and refrigerate until hard.
- Remove from pan and take a rolling pin or kitchen hammer and break into pieces.
- Repeat above steps when making the Dark Chocolate Hemp Bark.
*If you don’t have hemp seeds available you can substitute with chia seeds.
White and Dark Chocolate Hemp Bark is a sweet treat that will satisfy all those chocolate lovers on your list. Make up a few batches (5 or 6 like I do) and give them as a wonderful homemade gift to family and friends. I find those homemade gifts one of the tastiest little treats and I love getting them myself. My husband took a couple of batches into work and they were devoured on the spot! Not even a chocolate crumb was left on the dish! So get your double boilers out (yes, I do it the old fashion way) and get busy making up some chocolate memories with your family and create holiday gifts together in your kitchen. Oh, and don’t forget the pictures like I did! Happy Holidays from the Roberge family.
From my kitchen to yours,