Peppermint Bark

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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
Candy canes

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!

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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.

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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!

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Once the white chocolate has set pull the whole thing carefully out of the baking dish & break it up into pieces. Peppermint bark – done!

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I hope you all had a lovely Christmas!!