Easy Peppermint Bark

Someone sent me a tin of Peppermint Bark for Christmas one year….it was from Williams-Sonoma….it was pretty expensive…for candy.  Well, if you savor it over a one month period it’s probably pretty reasonable but if you sit with your daughter and devour the entire thing in one sitting….it’s not very economical.  We wanted more.  We wanted it immediately.

I pulled out the WS catalog and couldn’t believe the price….it was gift worthy, it was not worthy of every night gluttony.  So, we just waited to receive it as a gift every year.  And every year it was gone in a day.  And, yes, it’s a little embarrassing admitting this but I had a solution.

I finally made it myself….and I’m sure there are better recipes out there but this is the simplest and it’s pretty darn close to the real deal.  The secret?  Buy the best chocolate you can, not just expensive but high quality. They sell some great ones at grocery stores….mine even sells Guittard, the same chocolate WS uses to make their bark.

This makes a great gift if you can get it out of the house.

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Easy Peppermint Bark

Makes about 24 pieces

1 pound good quality dark chocolate

1 pound good quality white chocolate

5 candy canes, crushed

In a microwave bowl, melt the dark chocolate at 50% power for 1 minute.  Stir and then heat for 15 second intervals stirring each time until completely melted.  Pour the chocolate onto a parchment lined baking sheet and spread to form an even layer with a spatula.  Allow to cool and harden.

In a microwave bowl, melt the white chocolate at 50% power for 1 minute.  Stir and then heat for 15 second intervals stirring each time until completely melted.  Pour the white chocolate over the dark chocolate and spread to form an even layer with a spatula.  Top with the crushed candy canes and allow to cool and harden.

Break the bark into pieces and store in an airtight container.

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