Saturday, December 24, 2011

Peppermint Bark

I made peppermint bark to include in christmas gifts this year.
I loved the look of the empty tray.

Peppermint Bark
4 Candy canes
1 bag Dark chocolate chips
1 bag white chocolate chips

Crush the candy canes by putting them in a freezer bag and either rolling over them with a rolling pin or beating them with a mallet/rolling pin/baseball bat/whatever you have to beat things with.
Melt the dark chocolate, 30 seconds at a time in the microwave, stirring after each 30 second interval. It's ready when it's spreadable - do not over heat, you can burn chocolate.
Spread on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. sprinkle a little bit of the smallest pieces of candy on top. Put in the fridge for 5-10 minutes to harden.
Melt the white chocolate the same way you melted the dark chocolate. Spread on top of the dark chocolate. Sprinkle the rest of the crushed candy canes on top. Press the larger pieces in to ensure they stick.
Refrigerate until firm, break into pieces.
When peppermint bark is made with chocolate chips it needs to stay in the fridge lest it melt. (I prefer to eat it cold anyway)


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