Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Peppermint Bark

Bark is very easy to make (my students would call it easy peasy lemon squeezey)!
All you need is:
2 cups dark chocolate (I didn't measure but this is my guess)
2 cups white chocolate
2 candy canes

Put the candy canes in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. 

Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave for about a minute and a half - stop every 20 seconds and stir it.  When it is melted spread it on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.  Set aside to cook. 

Note - I put it in the freezer so it would cool quickly but the edges turned up so I wouldn't do it again. 

Wait for the dark chocolate to harden.  Then melt the white chocolate the same way and spread it over the dark chocolate. 

Sprinkle the crushed candy cane over the white chocolate while it is still melted.  Gently press the candy canes into the white chocolate.  Let cool.

Break apart into pieces. 

Yum!  Try not to eat it all in one sitting. 

There are many many variations you could do on this - I usually swirl the white and the dark chocolate together which looks nice.  This time I layered them which I LOVE.  You can put any type of candy on the top - andies mints would be amazing or nuts like slivered almonds or sprinkles.  You can also add a little something to the melted chocolate like peppermint or almond extract or cake mix or anything you think would taste good. 

1 comment:

Viktoria with a K said...

I've never made bark before, but this is third post I've come across this holiday season. I might have to make some!