Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Peppermint Bark

Here is my Recipe for Peppermint Bark. It's super easy and fun. It's a great idea to make with kids or as a holiday present for friends, family, or to bring as a dessert to office gatherings and holiday parties.
And remember, the better the ingredients the better the finished product will be. If you really want it to be a hit, use really good chocolate instead of the 'no-name brand' chocolate chips.
Peppermint Bark
Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 Cups Dark (or Semi-sweet) Chocolate Chips
  • 1 1/2 Cups White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tsp Pure Peppermint Extract
  • 1/2-3/4 Cups Crushed Candy Canes (or Peppermint Candies)
*Line a brownie pan with aluminum foil. Try to keep the foil as flat as possible, or use parchment paper if you have it.
*Put the Dark (or Semi-sweet) chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and melt it for approximately 2 mins stirring every 10-15seconds. Make sure not to burn the chocolate.
*Pour the Melted Chocolate into the pan and spread evenly. Refrigerate the pan for about 15-30 minutes, or until it is hardened.
 *Place the White Chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and mix the Peppermint extract into it.
*Melt the chocolate in the microwave for approximately 2 mins stirring every 10-15 seconds.
*Pour the White Chocolate over the hardened Dark Chocolate and spread evenly.
 *Sprinkle the Crushed Candy Canes over the top of the still melted White Chocolate, and press down gently so they stick.
 *Let the Peppermint Bark harden in the refrigerator. When it has hardened, take the bark out of the pan and break it into chunks and store it in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to be served.


Here is how I crushed the peppermints... First I placed the candy canes into a sealed plastic baggie.
Next I placed that plastic bag into another bag.
 Next take a rolling pin or a bottle and crush the peppermints (I used an empty glass bottle that was sitting on the counter).
Pour the peppermints into a measuring cup to measure the amount you need.

*The Peppermint Bark needs to stay in the refrigerator because the chocolate has not been tempered, so the chocolate will start to melt if left in a warm room for too long.*

10 comments:

  1. Thank you. I love Peppermint Bark. This is the first time I've ever made it, but I used to buy it and eat it every winter.

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  2. Ooooh my god yum... X-D

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  3. Thank you for the recipe! One of my husband's co-workers made some peppermint bark for us as a Christmas gift; however, I wasn't able to get the recipe from her. I've never made peppermint bark before, but I like hers so much that I want to try!

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  4. I hope you have good luck with my recipe. I gave most of it away as presents, so I didn't really get to enjoy it myself. Next time I'll have to make extra so I can keep some at home too.

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