Mmm, peppermint bark…chocolatey & peppermint-y (is that even a word? It should be!). This stuff is seriously delicious but isn’t overwhelmingly sweet at a time of year when we’re kind of chowing down on way too much food. I made up a quick batch of peppermint bark in the lead up to our Christmas lunch & it went down very well! This was the first time I made it & it’s unbelievably easy to make!
All you’ll need is:
1 packet of dark chocolate melts, drops, even a block
1 packet of white chocolate melts, etc
Pop some baking paper in the bottom of a baking dish & melt the dark chocolate in double boiler on the stove – when you put the chocolate straight into the pot it’s very easy to burn. If you don’t have double boiler, improvise! Some people put a porcelain or glass bowl into a saucepan of bubbling water & I simply use two saucepans – one inside the other!
Carefully pour the melted dark chocolate into your baking dish & spread it into the corners with the back of a spoon then pop it in the freezer to set quickly.
Now melt the white chocolate & repeat! But be careful when spreading the melted white chocolate as the heat can start to melt the dark chocolate underneath.
Now, before you let the white chocolate set, bash up a few candy canes (carefully of course!) & sprinkle them liberally over the top, pushing down any bigger pieces so they don’t just fall off later. Then let it set!
Once the white chocolate has set pull the whole thing carefully out of the baking dish & break it up into pieces. Peppermint bark – done!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas!!