Friday, December 9, 2011

Peppermint Bark


I made peppermint bark for the first time yesterday at around 11:30pm.  It was incredibly easy to do, and since it's one of my favorite candies, I'm pretty glad to have made it on my own.  I used Paula Deen's recipe and followed it pretty closely, except that I also sprinkled a little bit of the mints on the top for a festive look.  If I ever get more time, I might try Orangette's recipe, but for now, this one works just perfectly.  If you're looking for a quick make for your cookie exchange, secret Santa, or holiday party, I'd definitely recommend this.

Peppermint Bark
  • Crushed candy canes, to yield 1 cup
  • 2 pounds white chocolate
  • Peppermint flavorings, optional
Place candy canes in a plastic bag and hammer into 1/4-inch chunks or smaller. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Combine candy cane chunks with chocolate (add peppermint flavoring at this point if desired.) Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet layered with parchment or waxed paper and place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes or until firm. Remove from cookie sheet and break into pieces (like peanut brittle.)

3 comments:

  1. Oh...this is definitely a favorite at Three Stories!! Thanks for linking the recipe...I usually leave something in the teachers' lounge for the holidays and I think this will do the trick!!

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  2. ooh Yum!

    Also, I appreciate that you told us that you made this at nearly midnight. I like knowing when something is easy enough that I can do it late at night when I'm cranky and tired without a meltdown.

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  3. @Maggie - If I was in the teachers' lounge, I would definitely appreciate it!

    @PinchOfThis - Yes, this was definitely melt-down free, something I can really appreciate on the night before a ton of schoolwork is due and so are treats for work!

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