Minty and sweet…makes a great snack for the family! I promise, after all these recipes I’m sharing with you I will be posting a WHOLE LOT of diets and exercises after the holidays :p
Peppermint Bark is so simple to make and so delicious. My advice to you will be to use good quality ingredients since you don’t need to use many. For me chocolate is a big deal, just like sugar. I’ve been thru a lot of frustrating times tempering these ingredients but the more you do it the better you get at it. With this recipe you won’t have any issues because I’m giving you the oil secret. When you work as a chocolatier that’s a totally different level (that is in my wish list to get accomplished at some point:))
So you will need a good quality semi-sweet or dark chocolate (Lindt, Guirardelli or Baker’s chocolate will be best). 12 ounces of each (dark or semi sweet and white). Canola, vegetable or coconut oil 1 tsp. Peppermint extract 1 tsp. Peppermint candy canes or Peppermint candy to crush on top. To temper the chocolate you can do double boiler or microwave. I like double boiler better. I feel that the chocolate gets smoother. If you want to do it in the microwave you have to melt in small increments. Chopped each kind of chocolate in small pieces. Put the dark chocolate in a glass bowl and add 1/2 tsp of oil of your preference and melt. Once melted, add 1/2 tsp of peppermint extract and mix. Pour in a 9×13 pan previously wrapped with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Place it in refrigerator until cooled. Do the same with white chocolate and once melted pour on top of dark chocolate already cooled down. Do this process twice with each kind of chocolate. Add crush peppermint candies (you can chop them in the food processor or place them in a ziplock bag and beat them up with a rolling pin) the second way is also stress relieving on those days were things didn’t work out as you wanted, your husband is extra needy and your kids extra whinny. Lol! Just kidding… After you add the crushed peppermint just cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Once ready to eat you can cut it in uneven pieces or if you want to cut in perfect squares allow 10 minutes at room temperature before doing it.
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