{Bake} Salted Double Peppermint Bark

December 10, 2011 in All Posts, Bake

Remember this peppermint latte I made with my Simple Peppermint Syrup last weekend?

Well, I went a little crazy with the peppermint and made some Salted Double Peppermint Bark, too!

Salt and chocolate is my new favorite sweet combination … and I don’t even like chocolate.  I especially don’t like white chocolate, which is why I added the peppermint extract to it and it gave it a nice little kick!

This treat would be a great homemade holiday present or fun holiday party hostess gift.  Or you could just make it for yourself!

Here’s my recipe (adapted from Simply Scratch and JoyofBaking.com):

Ingredients

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 6-8 peppermint candy canes, crushed (about 1/2 cup)
  • coarse ground salt or salt flakes

Step 1

Melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 tsp vegetable oil in a bowl using a double-boiler (or microwave) and pour into a tinfoil-lined 8-inch square baking pan.

Step 2

Generously sprinkle the salt over the chocolate.  Then, refrigerate until hardened (at least 20 minutes).  If you’re too impatient, pop it in the freezer.

Step 3

Crush your candy canes.

Step 4

Repeat the process for the white chocolate, but also add 1/2 tsp of peppermint extract (or 1 tsp if you’re crazy like me).  Wait a bit for it to cool before pouring the melted white chocolate over the milk chocolate or you’ll end up smearing the two layers – especially if you didn’t wait until the milk chocolate was hardened in Step 2.

Step 5

Sprinkle the crushed candy canes over the white chocolate layer and gently press on them so they stay in place.

Step 6

After your bark has hardened, break apart and enjoy!

Happy Baking!

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