Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ready for the Holidays?


Are you all ready for Christmas? Well, the holidays are officially here since Thanksgiving has come and gone! To get into the holiday spirit, my mom and I made this yummy treat on Saturday. It is such a holiday staple and I highly recommend this recipe! I pinned it on Pinterest weeks ago and am so glad I finally got to try it! 
What are your holiday sweet treat go-to's?



Peppermint Bark

6 oz milk chocolate
12 oz white chocolate
3 tsp vegetable oil
1/3 crushed candy cane pieces


  1. Line the bottom and sides of an 9" x 9" square baking pan with non-stick aluminum foil, smoothing out any wrinkles.

  1. Melt the white chocolate and 2 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Immediately pour half of the melted chocolate into the prepared pan and tilt the pan so the chocolate makes an even layer. Place in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes, or until the chocolate has set.

  1. Melt the milk chocolate and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Immediately pour the melted chocolate into the prepared pan and tilt the pan so the chocolate makes an even layer. Place in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes, or until the chocolate has set.

  1. Repeat with another layer of white chocolate with the remaining chocolate and tilt the pan for an even layer.

  1. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes evenly over the white chocolate. Place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, or until the chocolate has set.

  1. Remove the Peppermint Bark from the pan by lifting the edges of the aluminum foil. Peel back the foil and break the bark into small irregular pieces.

  1. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
To get smooth distinct layers of chocolate, shake the pan between each layer before putting it in the refrigerator to chill. And immediately sprinkle on the candy cane pieces or else the chocolate will start hardening up and the pieces will not adhere to the chocolate.

Peppermint bark is traditionally broken into chunks but if you want to make shapes with cookie cutters or cut into squares, dip your knife or cookie cutter in hot water.


Images via Pinterest and recipe from Here

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