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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Almost every other day I search through all of my favorite blogs to read the new posts that everyone has put up. Last week I saw this post for Chocolate Peppermint Bark and really wanted to try it. I was not sure when I would fit it in, considering I have all my cookies for Christmas and Hanukkah ready to go. I love bringing something to the celebrations I go to, however I don't like overwhelming people, bring too much. I thought that it would be OK if I made a batch and spread it out. I gave some to my roommate to bring home to her family, and I'm bringing some over tonight to Christmas Eve at Ben's house, so I think everyone will appreciate it.

This recipe was very easy to make and tasted good. What could go wrong with white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate and peppermint? It's a nice little treat that any chocolate lover will enjoy.

The one thing that I would do next time I make this is either use a bigger tray to let the chocolate set or use less chocolate. Mine came out very thick and I think it would just be better a bit thinner. Other than that no complaints.

Chocolate Peppermint Bark

3 12 oz packages white chocolate chips
3 12 oz packages semi-sweet chocolate chips
30 starlight peppermints

First unwrap the peppermints and place them in a zip lock bag. Crush with a rolling pin until they are small chunks.

The original recipe has you melting chocolate over a double boiler, I just popped both bowls in the microwave for about 2 minutes for this quantity of chocolate. I made sure to melt it just until the chips look gooey then I stirred the chocolates until they were smooth.

Blog on a wax paper lined cookie sheet mine was 11 x 15. Swirl with a knife until you get your desired look of the chocolate. Sprinkle the chocolate with the peppermint and let it cool at room temperature. Mine took about an hour and a half to harden. I cut the bark into pieces with a knife and placed it in cellophane bags to pass out.

Easy, good and pretty. Perfect holiday treat.


~Madeline~ said...

I love peppermint bark! I also love to put my holiday treats in cellophane bags. It's such a simple and pretty presentation. Happy New Year!

Tonya @ What's On My Plate said...

Thanks for stopping by! I'm totally buying my banana protector by the weekend!

This peppermint bark looks AMAZING by the way.