Peppermint Bark

i have been wanting to try and make this ever since i got addicted to the stuff that willams-sonoma makes, last christmas. i ran across this recipe the other day when perusing a few food blogs. the original recipe is here at the domestic goddess. i made a few changes to the recipe and would probably make a couple of more the next time. here is the recipe slightly adapted...

1 pound dark chocolate, broken into pieces
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
1 pound white chocolate, broken into pieces
3/4 cup chopped candy canes (about 12)

Line an 11 x 17 inch baking sheet with foil.

Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave until smooth. Stir in the peppermint extract. Pour onto the lined baking sheet and spread to cover. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.

Melt the white chocolate in the microwave until smooth. Stir in the chopped candy canes. Pour over the set dark chocolate and spread to completely cover the dark chocolate. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or over night. Peel off the foil and break into pieces. Store in the refrigerator.

for next time...
i would try to find only red and white candy canes, rather than the red, white and green. i just like the way it looks better.
i would also not stir all of the chopped candy canes into the chocolate and sprinkle some of them on the top at the end. i like to be able to see them a little bit more.
also i didn't use a big enough baking sheet so my bark is a little bit too thick, which just makes it really hard to break into pieces.

i liked these so much that i decided to make them up into gifts for all of the staff at the center. i just placed a pile of them in the middle of a big square of parchment paper and tied them up with gold ribbon. we had our staff christmas lunch today. we all went out for chinese. i gave these out to everyone at lunch. here's the picture...


Anonymous sue passerelli said...

Somer, you are just amazing. These look and sound so scrumptious - and to turn thme in to such pretty gifts. I'm sure all the staff loved your gift.

9:15 PM  
Anonymous sue passerelli said...

After reading your blog, Donna Givens (one of our small group members) brought this to church tonight for our Christmas Coffee House. I got to taste a morsel at the end - DELICIOUS!
Sue 11 days and counting. :)

5:39 AM  

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