Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Peppermint Bark || Recipes

I love cooking & baking. But I love it even more when it's Christmas. Danish cookies and marzipan, sugar cookies with icing, hot cocoa, peppermint bark. YUM

Today I made peppermint bark. So easy, so affordable and so yummy. It can be quite pricy to buy all that Christmas just make it yourself! 

You will need:
24oz. (2 bags) dark chocolate chips
12oz. (1 bag) white chocolate chips
about 5 candy canes
9x13 pan
wax paper
ziplock bags
mixing bowls

To make:
Before beginning line your pan with wax paper.
Put about half of your dark chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted. When chocolate is melted stir in the remaining dark chocolate until combined and melted.
Pour your melted dark chocolate into your lined pan and spread evenly with a spatula. Refrigerate for about five minutes.
While your dark chocolate is hardening, repeat the same melting process with the white chocolate.
Once your dark chocolate is completely hardened, pour your white chocolate on top and spread evenly. 
Unwrap your desired amount of candy canes and place in a ziplock bag. Seal the bag and crush the candy canes. Don't crush them so much that they are just dust. You want to be able to tell that it's peppermint bark!
Sprinkle your peppermint on top of your still melted white chocolate and refrigerate until hardened.
Once your bark is hardened you should be able to pull the wax paper right out of the pan with your bark. You can cut your bark into pieces but I recommend putting it in another ziplock bag and just dropping it on your counter to break it up.
Package it up in nice tins as gifts or just enjoy it for yourself :)

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