Thursday, December 4, 2008

Peppermint Bark

The Christmas tree is not the only thing a candy cane can, or should, adorn.  I like mine atop a bit of chocolate.  This little holiday treat is lovely to look at and even lovelier to eat.  And since I am a non-partial chocoholic I chose to make mine with both white and dark chocolate.  

The cast--small though it is:

Good quality white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, and a handful of candy canes.

Line a cookie sheet with tinfoil.
Melt the chips in the microwave a minute at a time on 50% power, stirring in between, until they have melted.  (If your white chips get a little dry you can add a teaspoon of Crisco to moisten it up again)

In the meantime, crush your candy canes.

Pour your melted chips onto the pan--make a pattern if you like.  

Then swirl a spoon or knife or fork, or your finger--whatever, around on the pan to just get the white and dark chocolate to swirl together.  Don't over blend or you will have blah chocolate color.  

Then sprinkle your crushed candy cane over the top, lightly tamping down larger pieces so they get good and embedded in the chocolate.  

Refrigerate for at least half and hour to harden up the chocolate.  Then break the bark up and enjoy.  To keep them firm store in a closed container in the fridge.


Lynda said...

This looks so easy - I am going to try it.

Anonymous said...

Yum... I'll never turn down mint & chocolate! My 5yo son is looking at these pictures and telling me we need to make it!