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Candy Cane Chocoolate Bark - where to buy?

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chalenegirl Dec 6, 2006 01:11 PM

it's what it sounds like: melted chocolate mixed with broken pieces of candy cane left out to harden. sometimes it is layered with whitechocolate as well.this is very easy to make but i really don't have the time and would rather buy, does anyone know of a downtown bakery or store that i can PURCHASE some of this? i know that second cup sells a small box of these for $7 - anywhere else? thanks in advance!

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    chowbunny Dec 10, 2006 01:35 AM

    Have tried both the WS version and the Life Brand (Shoppers Drug Mart version). The WS is better, but the Life Brand is about $20 less per box. If it's going to be a central part of your dessert/snack, buy the WS, otherwise the Life Brand is a winner. As well, WS stuff goes on deep discount after the holidays, so make sure you pick some up after Xmas, if you are still in the mood for candy cane!

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      chalenegirl Dec 10, 2006 12:40 PM

      what shoppers do you go to?
      thanks

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      FlavoursGal Dec 7, 2006 01:02 AM

      I saw some candy cane chocolates at Whole Foods in Yorkville the other day.

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        chalenegirl Dec 9, 2006 12:36 PM

        excellent, i will def check this out over the weekend. thanks!

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        gourmaniac Dec 6, 2006 07:34 PM

        Restoration Hardware (another chain) has it but not sure if they are TO.

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          embee Dec 7, 2006 02:25 AM

          Yonge/Eg area and Bayview Village

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          sherry f Dec 6, 2006 06:35 PM

          Lucy waverman published a recipe in the paper a few years back. It was a true knock-off of the Williams Sonoma Bark.

          Recipe is as follows:

          The ingredients are the crushed candy canes, dark chocolate, white chocolate and pure peppermint essence. Melt the dark chocolate (say 1 package of Bakers)over a double boiler and add 8 or so drops of pure peppermint essence (the health food store kind not the peppermint extract found in the baking secion of the grocery). Spread evenly on a waxed paper covered cookie sheet and freeze until firm. Repeat with white chocolate (again 1 pkg. of bakers) and add the 8 drops of peppermint essence. When melted add the crushed candy canes. Spread over the top of the firm dark chocolate. Freeze until the two layers are firm. Break into pieces, and voila!

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            cord Dec 7, 2006 09:48 PM

            LCBO food an drink magazine had a recipe like this I think 2 years ago in their xmas issue, and my sister and law and I have both made it and loved it. I think you can still find the recipe on their website.
            In fact, I just looked it up and it is the Lucy Waverman recipe - here is the link if anyone wants the original copy:
            http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/RecipeCo...

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              chalenegirl Dec 9, 2006 12:39 PM

              that picture in the link is so delish. oh man this stuff is awesome.
              thanks!

          2. AmandaEd Dec 6, 2006 01:49 PM

            Loblaws is making it this year. Their products are usually quite good.

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              chalenegirl Dec 9, 2006 12:36 PM

              thanks so much! i will def look out for this there.

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              Velda Mae Dec 6, 2006 01:27 PM

              I don't know if you have a Linens-N-Things in your area, but I saw some King Leo brand bark at my local LNT just a couple of days ago.

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                mariab Dec 6, 2006 01:27 PM

                My sister in law loves the stuff. She says WS is by far the best kind out therre. I've made it before - melt some good chocolate, throw it on a buttered, wax papered cookie sheet and top with crushed candy canes. break into pieces.

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                  cecilia Dec 6, 2006 01:24 PM

                  Ghiradelli made one with white chocolate. It's much cheaper than the W-S version. It tastes pretty good. I bought some at Shoppers Drug Mart about 3 weeks ago. I am not sure if all the Shoppers carry it though.

                  1. Andiereid Dec 6, 2006 01:13 PM

                    Williams-Sonoma has it. Don't know how much it is, though. Their stuff tends to be pretty pricey.

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                      jennjen18 Dec 6, 2006 07:08 PM

                      I think it was about $20 for a box of it. But its SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD.

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                        chalenegirl Dec 9, 2006 12:37 PM

                        $20 is a little to expensive for me...maybe i'll ask my bf to get it for me as a stocking stuffer. yum! thanks guys!

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