Friday, December 10, 2010

Melt in your mouth Peppermint Bark

I tweak this recipe every year and I think I've finally gotten it right... as this melts in your mouth!   Instead of using the hard type of peppermint candies, I used the soft, puffy kind.   Now it just gently flavors your mouth with a pleasing taste of chocolates and peppermint but still has a nice texture.  (No cracking the dental work).

Melt in your mouth Peppermint Bark

  • King Leo SOFT Peppermint Candy, crushed to make 1 cup
  • 1 lb white chocolate
  • 1 lb dark chocolate (I of course used Ghirardelli)
  •  Peppermint extract
Directions:    Place the soft Peppermint Candy in a plastic bag and with a rolling pin; break into 1/4-inch chunks or smaller.  Melt the dark and white chocolates separately over a double boiler. Pour the dark chocolate onto a cookie sheet layered with parchment paper and spread out to form a rectangle.

Combine Peppermint chunks with white chocolate, add peppermint extract and stir well.  Next pour the white peppermint mixture onto the dark chocolate and with a knife, spread it out over the dark chocolate.  Using a new knife, gently run through both layers of chocolate to create swirls.

Place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes or until firm then break into small pieces and store in an airtight container until it’s gone!


Leanne said...

I've been looking for a peppermint bark recipe, and this looks perfect! Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Oh, I do like the idea of using the soft peppermints in this instead of the other. There's plenty of other things going on; who needs the jaw-breaking crunch. Beautiful.

Torviewtoronto said...

this is new to me lovely holiday sweet