Layered Peppermint Barks

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 !

 

 

A word of advice : Please don’t try to microwave the chocolate. Always use a double broiler. I didn’t follow this & burnt half of my chocolate. Thank God I had some extra to my rescue 🙂

 

Makes: 12                                                   Level: Easy
Preparation Time: 5 minutes                         Cooking time:20 minutes
Cooling Time: 20 minutes

 

 

6 oz White Chocolate
3 oz Dark Chocolate
5 Peppermint candies, crushed
1 teaspoon peppermint extract (optional )
 
Directions
  1. Break up peppermint candy into little pieces.
  2. Melt half of the white chocolate (3 oz) according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Melt the remaining white chocolate ( 3 oz) in the broiler ( 5 minutes approximately ).
  7. Again take out the two layers from the freezer & pour the melted white chocolate & the remaining peppermint candy chunks.
  8. Let all the three layers ( white-dark-white) cool in the freezer for 15 minutes or until firm.
  9. 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.

 

Suggestions

 

I’ve used  ‘Baker’s Premium White Chocolate Baking Squares’  & ‘Green & Black’s Organic Dark Chocolate With Mint’. Since this dark chocolate already has mint flavor, I didn’t use peppermint extract in the recipe.

 

Future possibilities

You may use more of dark & less of white chocolate. In that case use 3 oz white & 6 Oz dark chocolate. You will get dark-white-dark alternating layers.

 

Nutrition
  • 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.
     

5 Comments

  1. Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  2. delicious recipe! I love peppermint!

  3. Wow this looks beyond tasty! Will have to try and find some peppermint candies here in England 🙂

  4. Too good and pretty easy ��

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