CHRISTMAS TREE PEPPERMINT BARK

Holiday baking season is in full swing! I’ve made peppermint bark a few times in the past, and it’s always a huge hit! It’s ridiculously easy to make yet an indulgent luxurious looking treat that’s great for gifting! This time I decided to try something a little different rather than just breaking up piece of the bark…..I used cookie cutters! and made Christmas Tree Peppermint Bark.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound of white chocolate, chopped
  • 1 pound of bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 box of peppermint candy canes (11-12oz)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure peppermint extract

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Break up peppermint candy canes in a plastic bag, setting aside 1/4 of the pieces.
  2. Melt the bittersweet chocolate until all pieces are smooth, then add in 1/4 tsp. of peppermint extract.
  3. Pour onto a cookie sheet pan that has been lined with wax paper and spread evenly. Chill approximately one hour.
  4. Now, melt the white chocolate until all pieces are smooth, add 1/4 tsp. of peppermint extract and 3/4 of the crushed peppermint pieces.
  5. Spread the white chocolate over the dark chocolate use a spatula and spread to the edge of the pan.
  6. Sprinkle the top with the remaining peppermint pieces.
  7. Chill until hardened (about 4 hours or overnight) then break apart into bite size pieces and serve or package into gifts.
bark will keep in refrigerator 5-6 weeks.

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