A quintessential Christmas tradition, Peppermint Bark is not just delicious but also easy to make.I made this chocolate confection last Christmas using layers of white & dark chocolate to hold the crushed peppermint candy. But why make one when you can buy? Simply because you want to use your favorite white & dark chocolates !
- Break up peppermint candy into little pieces.
- Melt half of the white chocolate (3 oz) according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Pour the melted chocolate out onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and spread out with a spatula or wooden spoon. Sprinkle the peppermint candy chunks on to the chocolate. Keep this 1st layer in deep freezer.
- Meanwhile melt all of the dark chocolate in the broiler (6-8 minutes). If you are using peppermint extract this is the time to mix it with the melted dark chocolate.
- Take out the first layer from freezer & pour the melted dark chocolate over it. Sprinkle some crushed peppermint candy on the top. Keep these 2 layers back into the freezer.
- Melt the remaining white chocolate ( 3 oz) in the broiler ( 5 minutes approximately ).
- Again take out the two layers from the freezer & pour the melted white chocolate & the remaining peppermint candy chunks.
- Let all the three layers ( white-dark-white) cool in the freezer for 15 minutes or until firm.
- Remove from the cookie sheet & break into small pieces. It’s traditionally broken into pieces but you may use cookie cutter.. Either way dip your knife or cookie cutter in hot water.
- Dark chocolate contains flavonoids, a type of antioxidant which help repair damaged cells and prevent further damage from toxins.
- Rich in calories
Did You Know ?
- Dark chocolate when stored properly can last for 10 years.
- Switzerland is one of the top countries when it comes to chocolate consumption.
- Chocolate releases ‘serotonin’, the hormone which makes you feel good & happy.