Monday, December 19, 2011

Peppermint Bark

This weekend the bird & I conquered what is becoming one of our favorite holiday traditions.
Its delicious, fun to make together and great for small gifts.

Peppermint Bark
1 bag White Chocolate Chips
1 bag Brown Chocolate Chips (I used Semi Sweet)
1 package of Candy Canes
Parchment Paper

First, I unwrapped all the candy canes and placed them in a freezer size plastic bag. I used the back of a plastic spoon to break apart the 'canes into small pieces.
Next, I emptied the bag of brown chocolate chips into a bowl and microwaved them at 30 second increments. At the end of each 30 seconds, I removed and stirred the bowl of chocolate. I ended up heating the semi sweet chocolate for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
I then placed the melted chocolate into the bottom of a 9x13 pan that was covered with parchment paper. That was then placed into the freezer for approximately 20 minutes.

I melted the white chocolate in the microwave at 30 seconds increments next. This chocolate only needed 1 minute and 20 seconds. Be careful not to overcook white chocolate.

After one last stir, I added half of the crushed candy cane. I let the mixture sit for about a minute. I then removed the semi sweet chocolate from the freezer and layered the white chocolate/candy cane mixture on top. Lastly, I added the remained of the crushed candy cane on top, pressing it down with the back of a spoon.
Once layered and smooth, I placed the pan back in the freezer for another 20 minutes to set. I removed the bark and let it sit for a few minutes before chopping into pieces with a knife.
I then placed them in individual boxes for early Christmas gifts!
Happy early Holidays!

8 comments:

jacin {lovely little details} said...

YUM!!! i've tried this before but the chocolate didnt melt the right way - thanks for the easy to follow recipe!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

peppermint bark is my absolute fave! great recipe :)

Jenna Lee said...

Yum Yum Yum! These look great! I would love them for an afternoon snack right now!

Tamra said...

Bravo!! I always thought this would be so difficult to make, but you make it look so easy!! Thanks for the recipe!

Kim @ keller-creative said...

Yum! I made peppermint bark popcorn today and I can't stop eating it! I love anything peppermint!

Tamara Nicole said...

Ummm yum! i want some:-)

carlee {deliciously organized} said...

I asked Matt why he didn't bring any into work :( looks so good.

Meg {henninglove} said...

i made this too over the weekend, but i didn't put in the peppermint into the white chocolate like you did, that seems to make it easier and won't fall off the white chocolate as easy. plus it is super easy and sooo good!