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Yummy. December 14, 2010

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We made peppermint bark today.  But not your typical peppermint bark.  This has more of a truffle-like middle layer.  We also left out the peppermint extract, resulting in a lean toward the more chocolatey side.  Here’s what we did:

Melt 1 package white chocolate chips.  Be sure they’re really white chocolate and not candy coating or almond bark.  Gross.  Spread 1/2 of the melted chocolate on a piece of parchment.  Sprinkle with mashed up candy canes.

Let this chill in the fridge for a few minutes.  While it’s chilling, melt about 3/4 of a package of good quality dark chocolate chips and 6 Tbsp. of cream.  This is not exact.  You’re just making chocolate ganache, possible the most heavenly treat in the world.  Stir the melted chocolate and cream until smooth and add peppermint extract (maybe 1 tsp. or so?) if you want.  Let this cool for a few minutes.  Be sure to stick your finger in it several times.  Just to be sure it is, indeed, chocolate.  Spread this chocolate over the white chocolate/candy cane layer.  Throw the whole thing back into the fridge.

This layer takes a little longer to firm up.  Remelt the remaining white chocolate and spread over the whole mess.  Sprinkle with more candy canes.  Chill until hard enough to break apart.  Eat a few pieces.  Store the rest in the fridge.

I don’t love typical peppermint bark, but this is good stuff.  Might make a good, last-minute gift.


One Response to “Yummy.”

  1. Karen Says:

    Yum! I make a variation of this to give to neighbors etc. every year but maybe I’ll make this version this year…

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