Monday, December 15, 2014

Peppermint Bark

  


     If you are looking for an easy, delicious, holiday treat to make with your kids or bring to a holiday party; try this delicious Peppermint Bark! I got this recipe from Kiwi Magazine.
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       The Peppermint Bark does not even require a stove, just a microwave and refridgerator! I hope you and your family enjoy it, as much as we do!

Peppermint Bark
- makes about 40 pieces

Ingredients:
- 1 1/2 cups peppermint candies
- 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups white chocolate chips

Directions:
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray generously with nonstick spray.



Unwrap the peppermint candies and put them in a plastic sealed bag (preferably a freezer bag, I tried a good grocery bag and it ripped a little). Let your kids stomp on the bag a few times to break up the candies. You could use a food processor as well. You want mostly broken pieces not as much powder. Although I found a little powder really made the bark glisten and shimmer which looked really nice when they were done.




Melt the semisweet chocolate chips in a glass bowl in the microwave for about 1-2 minutes. I found it best to heat for one minute, stir, and heat for another minute. You want the chocolate very soft, easy to stir and spread.


  Spread the chocolate out on the cookie sheet and let it sit to harden, as you melt the white chocolate in the same way.




Pour the heated white chocolate over the semisweet chocolate layer and allow your kids to swirl it in with a skewer and make swirls for designs.




While the chocolate is still warm and soft, sprinkle the peppermint candies all over the top.



Slide the cookie sheet into the fridge to harden.



 I found it best when you did it over night. When the bark is firm, break it up into random pieces. Also, beware when putting it out for a party that it melts quickly under lights or hot environments so you can put it on ice or keep it in the fridge as much as you can. Enjoy!






source: Kiwi Magazine Winter 2014

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