December 16, 2009

Peppermint Bark

This is a great last minute treat. Only takes a few minutes to prepare and is so easy. Plus, it seems kinda fancy, and everyone loves it.



Peppermint Bark
20 ounces dark chocolate
20 ounces white chocolate
10-12 candy canes, crushed

Cover jelly roll pan sheet with parchment paper, with about 2 inches hanging over on the two short sides. In a double boiler, melt dark chocolate. Spread evenly in lined jelly roll pan. Place in freezer while you prepare white chocolate.
Melt white chocolate in double boiler. Remove from heat, set aside for about 2 minutes. Remove pan from freezer. Pour white chocolate evenly over dark chocolate. Don't mess with it too much or your Brown will mix with your white. (Which gives you a marbled look, if that's what you want. I like the layered look.) Sprinkle with candy canes. Allow to cool completely.
Lift the chocolate out of the pan by the parchment paper. Break into desired sizes. Remember, it's supposed to look rustic. Don't be too uniform.

This bark is very versatile. Put in whatever you like: nuts, dried cranberries, any dried fruit, pretzels, candies, whatever you like. You could also dye the chocolate any color you like!

11 comments:

hannah said...

making these this weekend for my gifts. i want to be like you.

jill said...

I love peppermint bark, have you seen the peppermint bark popcorn on "our best bites"? It's SO good, and packages up so pretty!

By the way, I made that coconut keylime pie a few days ago...um, AMAZING!! And it came together so fast! I want to blog about it, do you mind if I snag one of the pics from your blog, I didn't get any before we all ate it up...don't worry, I will give you the credit :)

Emily Hill said...

I've never really gotten into peppermint bark, perhaps due to the white chocolate, but I could see indulging in this recipe! Yum!

Cristie said...

Peppermint bark- who can resist? Beautiful picture!

vanessa said...

Oh my that is a beautiful picture!!

Cathe Holden said...

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!! This is my husband's favorite treat at Christmas and I NEVER even thought of making it myself. He's out of town and this will be a wonderful surprise upon his arrival home. Yay!

Lynice Power said...

These look so tasty yummmm. Cant wait for xmas

Lauren - Big Eejit said...

Hi :) Thanks for this great recipe! I'm making a batch of this for Christmas presents and wondered how long it would keep for in an airtight tablock container?

Sarah said...

Lauren - these should last for quite a while in an airtight container. Even if you made them today, they would be great through Christmas.

Lauren said...

Fantastic - thank you very much! xxx

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