Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Peppermint Bark

This recipe is on the box of peppermint extract!  Can't get any easier than that.  It is a great Christmas treat and so easy to make.  Enjoy!

  • 2 lbs. white chocolate
  • 12 candy canes, cracked into ¼ inch pieces or smaller
  • 2 t. peppermint extract

  1. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper
  2. Place white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute
  3. Stir chocolate and continue to heat in 30 second intervals until all of the chocolate is melted
  4. Add the peppermint extract and stir well
  5. Spread the chocolate onto the cookie sheet, then sprinkle with the crushed candy canes
  6. Press the candy canes into the chocolate with your hands
  7. Put the cookie sheet in the refrigerator and allow the chocolate to set, 45 minutes
  8. Remove from the refrigerator and crack the bark into pieces
 Tips and Tricks:

  • To crack the candy canes, I put them in a Ziploc bag and roll a rolling pin over them.
  • The larger pieces of candy cane look pretty in the bark, but maybe difficult for some to bite through.  Keep the pieces in small slivers for eating enjoyment.
  • I remade these and used 1 lb. of semi-sweet chocolate and 1 lb. of white chocolate.  Put the semi-sweet chocolate first, let it get firm, then pour the white chocolate on top.

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