Saturday, December 22, 2012

Recipe #26: White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Every year, around the holidays, I bake way too much. For the last 3 years, peppermint bark has been on my list. This year, I wanted to change it up a bit. In the past, I followed this recipe exactly. I've never been disappointed with it, and I liked how it was layered with milk chocolate and white chocolate.

*16 oz (4 bars) of high quality white chocolate
*2 teaspoons of canola oil
*1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract
*25 peppermint candies, crushed
*1/4 to 1/2 cup of mini milk chocolate chips

Prepare a 9x13 dish, lined with wax paper or parchment paper and set it aside.

Pour the canola oil into the top of a double boiler. (The water under the double boiler should be gently boiling.) Break up the white chocolate bars into small pieces, and add them to the canola oil. Stir frequently to allow all of the chocolate to melt. As you're stirring, scrape the sides with a rubber spatula to help prevent the chocolate from burning. Once the chocolate is completely melted, stir in the peppermint extract.

Pour the melted chocolate into the prepared pan, and top with the crushed peppermint candies and mini chocolate chips. Refrigerate until hardened, and then break up into small pieces. Easy as that!!

My husband loves this every year. I hope you do too!!