Peppermint Bark

16 Dec

One of my favorites things is peppermint bark from William Sonoma. A couple years ago, Chrissy got me some for my birthday.  Last year, Charlotte awesomely made me some.   This year, I wanted to try to make it myself and give it to a someone (who should receive it via fedex tomorrow).  Terry sent me this recipe- from a Philly paper. Would be great for holiday parties/office gifts.  It is so good- and is very easy- you are just basically melting chocolate. Make sure you use good chocolate- I always go Ghiradelli.  I used about a 9×13 inch jellyroll pan. You’d think- the thicker the better- but this was actually perfect thickness/proportions—too thick and it separates and is hard to eat.

1-1/4 pound dark/semi-sweet (ghiradelli calls it bittersweet) 60-70% cocoa
3/4 pound white chocolate
5 candy canes (i used 6, but same difference)

Line a jelly roll/baking sheet w. edges with parchment paper. Put candy canes in a zip lock bag. Bang with a frying pan to break up. Melt dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl (pyrex bowls work great) over simmering water (just a couple inches of water- it shouldn’t touch bottom of bowl) in a small saucepan . Pour and spread melted chocolate on prepared sheet.  Refrigerate until firm (only takes like 10/15 minutes). Melt white chocolate.  Pour and spread on dark chocolate.  Sprinkle on candy cane pieces and dust.  Refrigerate again until firm. Break/chop up as you wish.

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One Response to “Peppermint Bark”

  1. Anonymous December 16, 2010 at 11:43 pm #

    Anonymous can attest that these are delicious!!!

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