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Friday, December 23, 2011

Homemade Peppermint Bark

This has recently become one of my favorite holiday treats. I came across this recipe, not really looking for it, but when I saw it, I knew I had to make it for Christmas.

It's a refreshing and fun treat to snack on :)

-1 package (12 oz.) white baking chips
-1 tsp. peppermint extract
-8 to 10 drops of red or green food color
-1/2 c. crushed peppermint candies or candy canes

1. Crush peppermint candies.

Microwave chips in large microwaveable bowl on high (or use the chocolate melt button, if you have one) 1 1/2-2 minutes or until almost melted. Be sure to take out about every 30 seconds and stir to prevent the chocolate from burning. Once the chips are almost melted, add the extract and stir until the chips are completely melted and mixture is smooth.

2. Spread on foil-lined large baking sheet to 1/4-inch thickness. Add food color, drop by drop, over mixture. Using a wooden skewer, swirl color through bark. Sprinkle with crushed candies, pressing lightly into bark with spatula.

3. Refrigerate 10 minutes, or until set. Break into irregular pieces to serve.

Store in covered container at cool room temperature.

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