Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I've had peppermint bark on my "to-make" list for about 2 or 3 weeks now. I finally got around to trying it, mostly because the idea of licking the melted chocolate off the back of my spatula sounded tasty. Anyway, the recipe is very simple and is something that you could easily set out at a holiday party or bring to work.
12oz White Chocolate
1tsp of peppermint extract
4-5 Candy canes, crushed
Melt chocolate on the melt setting on the microwave. My microwave used the melt setting for about 5 minutes. I pulled the chocolalte out and stirred a few times.
When chocolate is 95% melted, add the peppermint and stir thoroughly
Pour into a foil lined dish with a rim at least 1/4" thick.
Sprinkle the crushed candy canes over the top of the chocolate and gently press into the chocolate using a spoon or spatula.
Pop into the fridge to harden - about 10 minutes.
Break into irregular shapes!
Some variations you could do:
- After pouring on to foil-lined sheet, dot the surface with red food coloring and use a toothpick or fork to swirl through the chocolate.
- Use Andes mint pieces in addition to or in place of the candy canes
- Melt milk chocolate and pour over the foil lined surface. Let harden. Then pour the white chocolate on top of the milk chocolate to make a two-toned bark.