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Easy Peppermint Bark

Posted by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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My DD made this yesterday


Almost-Famous Peppermint Bark

Recipe courtesy Food Network Magazine

Prep Time:
1 hr 35 min
Inactive Prep Time:
--
Cook Time:
10 min
Level:
Easy
Serves:
about 2 pounds

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces good-quality semisweet chocolate, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1 pound good-quality white chocolate, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 candy canes or 12 round hard peppermint candies, crushed

Directions

Line a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with aluminum foil, shiny-side up; smooth out any wrinkles. Heat 1 inch of water in a saucepan over low heat until steaming.

Put all but 3/4 cup of the semisweet chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Set the bowl over the saucepan of steaming water (do not let the bowl touch the water) and stir until one-third of the chocolate is melted. Remove the bowl from the saucepan; keep the steaming water over low heat. Gradually stir the reserved 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate into the bowl, a few pieces at a time, until all of the chocolate is melted. Return the bowl to the saucepan, 5 to 10 seconds at a time, to help melt the chocolate, if needed. Do not rush this step: It may take up to 10 minutes to melt the chocolate.

Wipe off any moisture from the bottom of the bowl. Stir 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract into the chocolate, then quickly pour into the prepared baking dish and spread in an even layer. Firmly tap the dish against the counter to remove any air bubbles. Set aside at room temperature until almost set, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, put all but 1 cup of the white chocolate in a large heatproof bowl and repeat the melting process over the steaming water; dry off the bottom of the bowl. Stir in the remaining 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract; pour over the semisweet chocolate and spread in an even layer. Sprinkle immediately with the crushed candy canes, gently pressing them into the white chocolate. Set aside at room temperature until firm, about 1 hour. Lift the bark out of the pan using the foil and break it into pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Photograph by Lisa Shin

by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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TheBabyFactory4
by Catherine on Dec. 7, 2012 at 10:39 AM
1 mom liked this
Oh Im so doing this. I love this candy
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Dec. 7, 2012 at 10:41 AM
1 mom liked this


Quoting TheBabyFactory4:

Oh Im so doing this. I love this candy

We've got the 1st batch almost gone already!  LOL  She'll have to make more.

mybratsmom
by Silver Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 10:42 AM
We did this - but used a silicone baking mold with snowflake shapes. Came out really cute.
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TheBabyFactory4
by Catherine on Dec. 7, 2012 at 11:02 AM
Unfortunately we've already spent our extra money on gifts so we gotta wait until his bonus to have extra grocery money. :-(
We're making our bills but everything else is so tight. with my brother's wedding in January, kid's field trips this month and all.


Quoting michiganmom116:


Quoting TheBabyFactory4:

Oh Im so doing this. I love this candy

We've got the 1st batch almost gone already!  LOL  She'll have to make more.

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TheBabyFactory4
by Catherine on Dec. 7, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Oh that's cute

Quoting mybratsmom:

We did this - but used a silicone baking mold with snowflake shapes. Came out really cute.
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matreshka
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Thanks so much.  DH is picky but he loves peppermint bark.

lillucky8
by Jen on Dec. 7, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Thanks!
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diaperstodating
by Angel on Dec. 7, 2012 at 1:41 PM
Thank you!
BeachLifeMama
by Dawn on Dec. 7, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Mmm.. Yum!

a_and_j_momma
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 11:05 PM
I just bought all this to make yesterday....or so I thought. I forgot peppermint extract lol
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