Sunday, December 16, 2007

Double Peppermint Bark

Here is the recipe for the always delicious peppermint bark. I made this last week and everyone loved it, and wanted the recipe so here it is. The recipe is also on the back of the Peppermint Extract box as well. It is very simple.

1 package (12oz) white baking chips

1 tsp. Pure Peppermint Extract

8-10 drops Red or Green Food Color

1/2 Cup Peppermint candies or candy canes.

(I just used the new Andes Peppermint white chocolate chips, and didn't need to add candy canes or food coloring.)

Microwave chips in a large bowl on HIGH for 1 1/2 to 2 min or until almost melted. Add Extract; stir until chips are completely melted and mixture is smooth.

Spread on foil-lined baking sheet to 1/4 inch in thickness. Add food color, drop by drop and then swirl with a spoon throughout bark. Sprinkle crushed candy canes, pressing lightly into bark with spatula.

Refrigerate 10 min or until set. Break into irregular pieces to serve. Store in covered container at cool room temperature.

Makes about 32 pieces.

(In the picture below I used a bag of the regular Andes mint chocolate chips and half a bag of semi sweet chocolate chips. I also substituted the crushed candy canes for chopped peanuts. It has a great minty taste, and is very yummy.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I ran across your page while looking for a Peppermint Bark recipe. It is not only beautiful but also inspirational. Thanks for the music, too. My daughter has been married 3 years and they are their first child in March after an earlier miscarriage. Blessings to you and your family!