Friday, December 23, 2011

White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Here's a quick, inexpensive, last-minute holiday food gift that's a crowd pleaser and a snap to make (2 ingredients!!). A gal at work brought some in today that were store-bought and delish. However, after one bite I knew I could duplicate these minty bites of heaven or even make them better.

White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

24 oz white chocolate (I used Nestle chips)
1 cup peppermint candy crushed (I used Peppermint Starlights but I think good old candy canes would do the trick)

In top of double boiler add the white chocolate chips and melt. Make sure the water beneath is at a gentle simmer and the water does not touch the top pan. Stir until chips are melted. This takes about 2-4 minutes.

Add the crushed peppermint candies and stir to combine.

Pour the warm chocolate mixture on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper. Spread out to the full width of the sheet pan (you don't want your bark to be too thick). Set aside and let cool for 45-60 minutes. Break up into pieces and serve.

Or do what I'm going to do- run out first thing tomorrow and buy some decorative cookie bags, tie them with ribbons and pass them around to friends and acquaintances I might have forgotten.

Happy Holidays to all!

1 comment:

Courtney Wager said...

I am MAKING these!!! I came on to get my fav recipe (Blueberry cake :) and happened to be perusing thru and came upon these....on my to make list for sure!