Peppermint Bark

This has to be one of the easiest and tastiest treats to make for the holidays. The recipe below is a rip-off of the Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark and it tastes just as good! I made two batches and will be giving it out to my co-workers. As long as we don't eat it all first.

Peppermint Bark
from AboutEating.com

12 oz chocolate chips
1 pound white chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/2 cup peppermint candy, crushed

Preheat oven to 250. Line a 9x13 pan with foil, letting it hang over the sides. Spray foil. Pour the chocolate chips in an even layer on the foil.

Place in oven for 5 minutes or until almost melted. Meanwhile, crush up some candy canes.

Remove the chocolate chips from the oven and smooth with an offset spatula or knife.

Place in refrigerator until cold and firm, about 20 minutes. Melt white chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a metal bowl over simmering water (don’t let bottom of bowl touch water), until chocolate is almost melted. Remove bowl from water and stir until completely melted, stirring in extract. Let cool a little bit so it doesn’t melt the chocolate layer when you pour it on top. Pour this over the chocolate layer, and, working quickly, spread to cover. Sprinkle with crushed candy.

Chill until both layers are firm. Lift foil out of pan and shake off excess candy. Trim edges. Cut into 2” wide strips. Peel bark from foil and cut each strip as desired. Chill in covered container. Makes about 2 pounds.

1 comment:

  1. You saved me.. thanks so much for your idea and recipe. I was debating on what to make for my co-workers and this is perfect, easy, and sounds delicious!