Friday, December 23, 2011

Peppermint Bark

This peppermint bark is fabulous!  I used a good chocolate and made it a bit thicker, so it didn't quite fill the jelly roll pan.  I found the recipe on my friend Cristine's blog,  and as always, a great recipe!  Don't pay lots of money for the stuff in stores...  seriously easy to make!  Enjoy!

  • 12 oz bitter sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 12 oz white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tsp Peppermint extract
  • 6 oz peppermint candies
Line a 13 x 9 baking pan with foil( use non stick foil), make sure you let the sides overhang so you can pull the bark out when its done.
In a heavy duty zip lock bag, crush the peppermints.
In a double boiler, melt the dark chocolate, peppermint extract and whipping cream and stir until smooth. Pour the dark chocolate into the baking pan and evenly smooth out.
Place in the fridge for about 15 minutes to firm.
In a double boiler, melt the white chocolate and stir until smooth.
Remove the dark chocolate from the fridge and with a paper towel, blot off and moisture that has accumulated on the top. Pour the white chocolate over the dark chocolate.
Sprinkle the peppermint candies over the white chocolate.
Place in fridge to firm for about 1 hour. Remove and cut to your desired shape and size.
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

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