Today we are going to make peppermint bark which pretty much tastes like heaven…in a tin. And what makes this recipe even more heavenly is that it’s so simple.
I’m serious, just try it, you’ll see.
This makes a great gift for a neighbor or perhaps a postal worker! You will need a double boiler for this. Remember, if you do not have a double boiler, you can just put a metal bowl over a pot of boiling water. But be careful, this is hot stuff!
What you’ll need:
2 lbs of white chocolate baking chocolate (OH YEAH, BABY.)
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
12 large candy canes
Before you do anything, start to boil that water and then take out a large cookie sheet (one with sides) and cover with wax paper. Then unwrap the white chocolate and the candy canes, this is by far the most difficult part of the recipe. (which says A LOT.)
Cut up the white chocolate into 1/2 inch squares, this make the melting process go faster.
Chop up your candy canes. Now, the size depends on your preference. Some people prefer larger pieces, others prefer smaller. I prefer smaller. I put all of the candy canes into a 1 gallon zip lock bag before crushing which keeps candy canes from flying all over the kitchen.
Add your white chocolate to the top part of the boiler, once the water is boiling, and begin stirring. Once smooth, add a 1/2 tsp of peppermint extract and stir thoroughly.
Then add your crushed candy canes.
Stir, stir, stir and then pour directly onto the wax paper covered cookie sheet. But WAIT, before you pour, grab a towel and carefully (it’s hot, man!) wipe off the bottom of the pot or metal pan to avoid water dripping into your recipe.
Chill for about thirty minutes. Take out of freezer and break apart, placing the beautiful pieces into a cookie tin, on a plate or directly into your mouth.
Store in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to one week.