I'm a believer in the saying, "If it ain't broke don't fix it" and my Festive Peppermint Chocolate Bark was such a success last Christmas I have decided that I will definitely be making it again this year.
Last Christmas I made a big batch of the bark as gifts for teachers and teaching assistants for staff at my children's school and for my own colleagues.
Here's how to make it!
You will need:
- 200g bar of good quality dark chocolate
- 200g bar of good quality white chocolate
- 2 tsp vegetable oil
- 2 tsp peppermint extract
- peppermint candy canes
Put a few candy canes in a bag and bash away the day's stresses until they are broken up into small chunks.
Melt the dark chocolate, with 1 teaspoon of the oil, in a bowl over boiling water.
Add 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract and mix in.
Divide this mix between the festive paper cases and refrigerate, for about an hour, until set.
Repeat the above process with the white chocolate, oil and peppermint extract and spread this mixture over the set dark chocolate.
Then sprinkle crushed candy canes on top and refrigerate again until set.
Once set bag up a few chocolates in a cellophane bag and tie with festive ribbons.
The above will make about a dozen chocolates depending on the size of paper cases and thickness of chocolate that you make.
My advice would be to buy extra chocolate bars and just go for it!
If you don't want to make individual chocolates in cases you can always spread the mix on a flat baking paper lined tray then once set just smash it into random pieces - it will taste just as nice!
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