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4th December 2019 // 0 Comments

Festively Chic Chocolate & Candy Cane Bark Recipe!

Candy Cane Bark Recipe by Juniper Cakery

Christmas always means sweet little treats that can be whipped up quickly on a weekend or whenever you feel like a sugar fix. Our quick and easy to make Candy Cane Bark is no exception. It’s also pink, indulgent and has tiny hits of peppermint scattered on top. Perfect for enjoying with a hot chocolate. Or why not crumble pieces into a bowl of popcorn for a Christmas movie marathon! Of course they’re great as little presents in Christmas Eve boxes, festive stockings or as dinner party favours. Keep reading for our easy to follow recipe!

Pink Candy Cane Bark Recipe by Juniper Cakery

Candy Cane Bark Recipe

Ingredients and tools needed…

Step 01:

Firstly, half your white chocolate pieces. You should have two sets of 200g buttons/callets or broken chunks.

After that, add one set of 200g to a microwavable jug and at 10-20 second intervals heat your chocolate. Make sure you use your thermometer to check the temperature each time you check. The chocolate should only heat up to around 31 degrees C (87 degrees F). Any hotter and your chocolate won’t set properly. Don’t worry if there are still lumps just gently stir using a butter knife and they should melt.

Candy Cane Bark tip! How to fix overheated chocolate!

If you do end up over heating your chocolate simply add a few new pieces in and mix. Check the temperature and add a little more if it’s still over 31 degrees C.

Step 02:

Prep a cookie sheet with greaseproof paper. You may need to tape it down using a little wash tape on the corners.

Fun candy cane bark recipe via Juniper Cakery

Step 03:

When your chocolate is melted and ready poor it onto your prepared greaseproof paper and sheet. Then gently smooth it out using your angled palette knife. Make sure not to thin it out too much. You want to aim for a nice 2-3mm thickness. Leave to set. You can pop your tray into a refrigerator for 15 minutes if you like. Don’t leave this in your fridge for a long period of time, however, as humidity and chocolate are not friends!

Step 04:

Meanwhile, repeat step 01!

Step 05:

When your next 200g batch of white chocolate has melted add in a few drops of your pink candy colour! It’s always best to start small and add a little bit of colour if you need a stronger tone. If you add too much it’s a lot harder to then lighten it.

Step 06:

Repeat step 03, but pour and smooth your pink chocolate over the set white chocolate slab you created.

Learn how to make candy cane bark

Step 07:

Crush up some candy canes (likewise you can use those cute peppermint swirl candies too) and sprinkle on top of your pink and white layered chocolate bark. Now leave to set!

Pink and fun candy cane bark recipe by Juniper Cakery

Step 08:

Lastly, once your bark has set it’s time to take a sharp knife and carefully cut or break into pieces.

Candy cane bark with chocolate recipe

You can easily package your bark up as gifts for neighbours or friends. These vintage style pink stripe paper bags would be look cute! Break into smaller pieces and mix with salted pretzels, homemade marshmallow cubes and mini gingerbread cookies for a fabulously festive snack mix!

The cutest candy cane bark recipe via Juniper Cakery

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19th November 2019 // 0 Comments

Festive Christmas Pudding Chocolate Covered Oreos!

Christmas pudding chocolate covered oreos by Juniper Cakery

Firstly, we’d 100% LOVE to find one of these treats nestled under the tree this Christmas wouldn’t you? They’re our chocolate covered oreos all dressed up as pretty Christmas puddings (so fun)! Available in pink white Belgian chocolate with rose gold splatters and also as Milk Belgian chocolate versions finished with gold. They would make the cutest stocking fillers or Christmas Eve gift! To order visit our contact form. They’re available via local pick-up AND U.K. delivery. 4 for £9 (two of each style)!

Pink Christmas pudding chocolate oreos by Juniper Cakery

Milk chocolate is always a popular option at Christmas time! We enrobed Oreo cookies with Belgian milk chocolate, flecked them with edible gold and decorated each with bright white candy melt icing and fondant berries and leaves. With cranberry red berries and deep green leaves these puddings are perfect for a traditional looking treat!

We included one of these cuties in our Christmas treat bag too! They’re such a fun holiday sweet. We recommend carefully cutting them in half and dunking them in a nice hot cup of tea or a cold glass of milk. For added holiday cheer why not enjoy them whilst watching Home Alone!

Christmas pudding chocolate covered oreos!

Cute Christmas pudding chocolate covered oreos by Juniper Cakery

Our pink versions are a rosy tinted creamy white Belgian chocolate (perfect for an on-trend loved one). Our tempered pink coloured chocolate coats a crunchy Oreo cookie splattered with rose gold for a festive look . Finally, we finished each with a white candy melt icing, hot pink berries and deep green fondant holly leaves. Oh la la!

Cute Christmas pudding chocolate oreos by Juniper Cakery

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16th November 2019 // 0 Comments

Stylish and Festive Pink S’Mores Macarons Cracker!

Cute Pink S'Mores Macarons Cracker by Juniper Cakery

Time to start planning all the wonderfully festive things you’ll want to eat… sorry give… this holiday season! With that in mind say hello to our super cute Pink S’Mores Macarons. All nestled in a gorgeous Christmas cracker style box. Aren’t they’re adorable? They’re the perfect stocking filler, but we think they’d make the most chic Secret Santa gift too. How sweet!

To order simply fill out our contact form!

Festive S'Mores Macarons cracker by Juniper Cakery

Pink S’Mores macarons

Inside each white Christmas cracker style gift box are four super filled S’Mores macarons. They’re the cutest bite sized treat you’ll enjoy this season. Pink macarons filled with a swirl of chocolate buttercream, a slice of our gourmet Madagascan vanilla bean marshmallow, a dollop of Belgian chocolate and graham cracker crumbs! Of course we glammed up every pink macaron with some added sparkle. Each one features a glittering edible gold splatter so they’re perfect for party season!

Festive S'mores macarons by Juniper Cakery

When it came to developing what macaron flavour to fill our Christmas cracker boxes with this year we thought fun yet indulgent was the way to go! We’d made a batch of our Madagascan vanilla marshmallows to shoot our Christmas Treat Bags. We then dipped them in Belgian milk chocolate and wondered why we’d never created a S’Mores flavour before. A macaron version was always our first idea, but we sketched out the flavour as mini cookie bites too! Obviously the macaron won!

Cute S'Mores Macarons cracker by Juniper Cakery

Cute Pink S'mores macarons by Juniper Cakery

Finally, every Christmas cracker style box is finished with our branded swing tag and a pretty bow! No need to wrap. They’re ready to slip into chic stockings or glitzy gift bags for a little holiday cheer.

Fun S'mores macarons by Juniper Cakery

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