Okay, I had just come to terms with the fact that it was November and Thanksgiving was approaching, and now it’s over. Why does this happen to me every year? I need to get with the program. Now that we’ve all recovered from our turkey comas, it’s time to get back into the kitchen to make some holiday treats.
I love the combination of chocolate and peppermint. Thin mints, Chocolate-peppermint hot chocolate, Peppermint Patties – I adore them all. Unfortunately, my roommate does not. What a weirdo. I’ve been wanting to make peppermint bark for the last couple of years, but I’ve held off until I had an opportunity to give some away, because I could never eat it all myself. Well, maybe I could, but I really don’t think that would be a good idea. So I made some of this to share with my coworkers, and it was a bit hit! Whether you’re attending a holiday pot luck party or giving away homemade gifts to friends and family, I would recommend adding these to your seasonal treat repertoire.
Or you can keep them all to yourself. I won’t tell.
I would recommend using good quality chocolate here. Since it’s really the star of the show, it’s worth the additional expense to get the good stuff.
Source: Use Real Butter
1 lb dark chocolate, chopped
1 lb white chocolate, chopped
10 peppermint candy canes, crushed
Melt the dark chocolate and pour onto a jelly roll pan lined with aluminum foil or a silpat. Spread evenly to desired thickness. Place in refrigerator to harden. Sift peppermint candy to separate the large chunks from the peppermint sand. Melt the white chocolate. When cooled, fold the peppermint sand into the white chocolate taking care not to overmix (and getting pink chocolate instead). Remove dark chocolate from the refrigerator and spread the white chocolate on top. Sprinkle the peppermint chunks evenly over the white chocolate and gently press the pieces into the layer. Refrigerate until hardened. Break the bark into pieces.