Is there any flavor that says the holidays like peppermint bark? Ok, besides gingerbread. Or Grandma’s cookies. Or fruitcake. Anyhoo… I have a
slight huge obsession with peppermint bark. I could eat it by the truckload. And when I figured out how to make peppermint bark ice cream… that is gluten free, vegan, and paleo… it is now my #1 official favorite holiday treat. Trust me when I say it tastes like the real thing. Without the sugar, dairy, and guilt! I guarantee you will love it as much as I do!
Are you looking for a healthier alternative for a holiday dessert? Are you hosting a gathering or want to take along a decadent treat to a party you are attending? This. Is. It. Everyone loves peppermint bark! it’s the quintessential holiday flavor!
So funny story about Stepson. When he was a little guy, I introduced him to homemade peppermint bark. As many kids do, he mashed words and meaning. So peppermint bark became associated with tree bark and the flavor of mint. Any time he ate something or asked for something mint, he asked for “tree bark.” Fortunately, I could translate. He is not my genetic offspring, but I certainly passed along my obsession with peppermint bark!
Soak 3 cups of cashews overnight, and then divide them in half for the two layers.
Use a Nutri Ninja or blender to make a quick and easy ice cream consistency.
I know that most vegan ice cream recipes call for the use of coconut milk. Unfortunately, I’m allergic to coconut milk, so this is a great alternative for you to try!
You will want to ensure the chocolate layer is firm before adding the peppermint layer. And then let the peppermint layer freeze slightly to be able to add the crushed candies.
Top with some melted Enjoy Life chips mixed with a few drops of EVOO.
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Love, hugs, and enjoying some tree bark nom nom.HERE.