On the Twelfth Day of Treats, I thanked god it was over by making...
12 Bits of Peppermint Bark
And a recipe for Jewy Chewy Treats.
What on earth are you supposed to do with all the candy canes that people give you? I feel like every gift I have received is accompanied with some sort of candy cane. Giant candy canes, mini candy canes, minty candy canes, fruity candy canes. On my Christmas cards. Wrapped up with my presents. Hung on the edge of my stocking. What in the name of baby Jesus am I supposed to do with all of them?
Duh. Make peppermint bark.
All you will need is:
1 bag of semisweet chocolate
1 bag of white chocolate
1 pack of candy canes smashed
2 pieces of wax paper
Start by melting the semisweet chocolates over the stove.
When the chocolate is completely melted, dump it onto the first piece of wax paper and spread it out into a square shape. Allow it to cool. If it is taking too long like mine was, you can place it in the fridge to help the process.
While the chocolate is cooling, place the candy canes in a zip log bag and smash it them into pieces with whatever you have handy.
When they are all smashed and the semisweet chocolate has hardened, melt the white chocolate on the stove. When it is completely melted, pour it over the semisweet chocolate and spread it over the top so that the darker chocolate is completely covered.
Then, dump your candy cane bits all over the top of the white chocolate while it is still melty. With the second piece of wax paper, place it over the top of the white chocolate and candy canes and press the canes into the chocolate.
Let the bark completely harden and then break it into small pieces for serving.
I have to admit, it is absolutely beautiful.
So beautiful, a coworker confused it with the William and Sonoma version. Best. Compliment. Ever.
Love and Beer Floats
P.S. I seem to have lost the pictures of the melting white chocolate. Lame.