22 December 2006

Peppermint Bark Recipe

Peppermint Bark
This candy is quick and easy to make, and, packaged in a tin, makes a great little gift. I made a couple batches this year to give to neighbors, but the Things have managed to nibble quite a bit themselves.
8 large candy canes
2 packages (12 oz. each) white chocolate chips
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Line an 11x17 baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the unwrapped candy canes inside a ziploc bag. Crush them with a meat mallet or rolling pin until pieces are less than 1/4 inch long. Melt white chocolate chips in top of double boiler, stirring often. When chocolate is completely melted, stir in crushed candy canes and peppermint extract. Mix well. Using a spatula, spread mixture evenly in baking sheet. The mixture should cover about 3/4 of the sheet. Melt semisweet chocolate in top of double boiler (or in microwave, using 50% setting and checking and stirring often). When semisweet chocolate is completely melted, use a spoon to drizzle and splatter atop white chocolate mixture. Place baking sheet in refrigerator until bark is hardened (about 30-45 minutes). Break bark into pieces (I use the point of a large knife to crack the bark). Package--or eat yourself! For best results, store in refrigerator.


Anonymous said...

Oh my, I am going to make me some of THAT!!

Kelly said...

That looks good! Hope you have a safe and happy holiday!

Anonymous said...

Must. Make. Peppermint Bark.

Thanks! :)