December 19, 2015

Peppermint Bark

Tis the season for holiday candy, Fa la la la la la la la la
 This is a very simple candy to make and it screams Christmas.

  • 3 peppermint candy canes, crushed
  • 12 oz semi sweet chocolate
  • 12 oz white chocolate
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract ( not mint), divided
  1. Throw candy canes in a ziploc bag and beat with rolling pan.  This is your chance to let out all that holiday frustration!
  2. Line baking tray with wax paper or foil.
  3. Place semi-sweet chocolate in microwave bowl and heat in 30 second intervals on 50% power.  Stir every 30 seconds.  Chocolate can burn very easily! Don't rush it!  After it's melted, add 1/2 tsp of peppermint extract.  Taste.  If you like it more minty, by all means add more.  Warning: It can go from perfect to overpowering in a flash!
  4. Pour chocolate onto baking tray and let the chocolate set up for at least 10 minutes or until semi firm.
  5. Place white chocolate into a clean microwave bowl and repeat heating process.  Add the remaining 1/2 tsp of peppermint extract.  Pour over semi-sweet chocolate.
  6. Sprinkle crushed candy canes over the white chocolate and lightly press into the bark.
  7. Chill in fridge until firm.  Then cut in squares or break into pieces.
  8. Eat and enjoy.  Store in fridge.

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