Bark is my favorite thing to make at the holidays. It's so easy! We love peppermint bark in our house (my daughter even came up with an Oreo Peppermint Bark last year that became one of the most popular recipes on my blog), and the brownie crust on this treat takes it over the top. The brownie crust is thinner than a regular brownie, so with the peppermint bark layer on top it's the perfect Christmas candy!
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In a large bowl, stir together the vegetable oil, sugar, and cocoa powder with a wooden spoon. Stir in the egg, salt, and vanilla. Carefully stir in the flour. The mixture will be thick.
Spread the batter in a thin layer in the prepared pan. It's easiest to use your hands, but since the dough will be sticky, you should spray them with cooking spray. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, until the brownies are cooked through; a toothpick inserted along the edge of the pan should come out clean. Cool completely in the pan before continuing.
Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl: Heat them on 50 percent power in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until smooth. Spread in an even layer over the brownie crust. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes over the top. Refrigerate to harden, then break into pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Best eaten at room temperature.