Two amazing words for you today… Peppermint Bark.
This year I headed into Williams Sonoma to look for a few gifts. One of the employees was at the door handing out samples of their famous Peppermint Bark. I had never tried it before. I know, I know. I am still slowly discovering new things after being a major picky eater for years. Anyway, it was love at first bite. I got back into the car (where Eric was waiting for me) and told him that I HAD to make this. I just knew I could make a clone and I succeeded. This is so good.
What’s even better is that this would make a lovely gift for a neighbor, friend, teacher, etc. I am definitely going to be making this a lot. Anyone can make this. You all know I am all about simple and delicious recipes. This definitely fits that description.
- 12 oz. pkg. good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 12 oz. pkg. good quality white chocolate chips
- ½ teaspoon peppermint oil, divided
- ¼ c. Peppermint Crunch or 4-5 regular size peppermint candy canes, crushed
- Line the bottom and sides of a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Place candy canes in a strong ziplock bag and using a mallet or rolling pin, smash the candy canes into bit size pieces. Set aside.
- In a large microwaveable bowl, add your semi-sweet chocolate chips. Heat in microwave for 1 minute at 50% power. Then stir well. Heat for another 1 minute at 50% power. Stir until completely smooth and creamy.
- Add ¼ teaspoon of peppermint oil into your chocolate and stir well.
- Spread the chocolate onto the parchment lined baking pan. Let cool for 10-15 minutes.
- Melt the white chocolate in the microwave for 45 seconds at 50% power. Stir well. Then melt for another 45 seconds at 50% power. Stir until smooth and creamy. (If you need to, you can add another 15 seconds in the microwave at 50% power).
- Stir in the other ¼ teaspoon of peppermint oil. Mix well.
- If your semi sweet chocolate has set well, you can now pour the white chocolate over it all the way to the edges.
- Sprinkle the candy cane bits on top and press them slightly into the chocolate so they will stick well.
- You can now put the pan in the freezer for about 15-30 minutes, or until the chocolate is set.
- Break the candy into large pieces and package as desired.
What are your favorite sweet treats to make during the holidays?