Thursday, December 16, 2010

Peppermint Bark

This makes a great gift for almost anyone!  The combination of dark chocolate with a dash of white chocolate and some crunchy bits of mint is a perfect holiday treat.

You will need:

6 oz. dark chocolate (70-72% cacao)
2 oz. white chocolate
1 candy cane

parchment paper or foil
cookie sheet or cutting mat/board

Bring two pots of with 2 inches of water to a boil.  Turn down to a low simmer.  Break chocolate into smaller chunks and place in a metal bowl big enough to sit on the rim of the pot without touching the water (dark chocolate in one bowl, white chocolate in another).

In a small baggy, break a candy cane into small pieces by hitting it with a spoon.  Then set aside.

Using a cutting board, mat, or cookie sheet cover with parchment paper or aluminum foil and begin to spread melted dark chocolate layer out first.

Spread to an even thickness,  approximately 8 by 5 inch rectangle.

Next, drizzle the white chocolate in a zigzag pattern across the dark chocolate.

Sprinkle with the broken candy bits, and place it the refrigerator for 10 minutes or so, until hardened.  

When firm, break into pieces and fill gift bags.

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