Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Making Tuesday Tasty-Peppermint Bark

Yay! It's December. My question now is, how did this creep up so fast? I'm not ready! My little girl is going to be 3 December 26Th and I'm definitely not ready for that either. I do love this time of year. I am a sucker for the goodies both salty and sweet. I love mint and chocolate, and spices and cider. Yum.

Here's my first recipe. Minty and chocolately! mmm

Peppermint Bark

12 ounces good quality white chocolate, chopped
24 hard peppermint candies
Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler over medium heat or in a microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth. Be careful not to scorch the chocolate.

Place the peppermints in a resealable food storage bag and, using a rolling pin, tap the candies to break into small pieces. Place the crushed candies into a strainer with medium holes and shake over another bowl - only the very large pieces should remain in the strainer. Add the melted chocolate to the small pieces and stir to combine.

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and pour the chocolate-candy mixture onto the paper. Using a rubber spatula, spread smooth to a thickness of about 1/4-inch. Press the large peppermint pieces onto the top of the mixture and transfer to a refrigerator to firm.

When firm, break the bark into bite-size pieces and place in an attractive serving bowl or package in airtight containers to give as gifts. Serve at room temperature.

This is best refrigerated if kept for any length of time.
thank you to Food network for the photo and thank you Emeril Lagasse for the recipe.


Heidi V said...

I needed something new for the xmas treat cans I give during the holidays and this would be a great addition... Thanks

The Jacobsen Family! said...

I'm not ready either! =) Brooke will be 4 in 2 weeks and in 1 week I'll be 29! Yikes! =)