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Chocolate Peppermint Bark

This recipe for Chocolate Peppermint Bark will have you barking up the RIGHT tree! Simple, sweet and minty!

Ingredients

  • 250g bittersweet chocolate
  • 125g white chocolate
  • 3-4 candy canes (or peppermint candy) crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract divided

Method

  1. Line a 22cm-by-33 cm baking sheet with baking paper; set aside.
  2. Place candy canes in a plastic bag and, using a rolling pin, crush candy canes into 0. 5cm chunks or smaller.
  3. Melt bittersweet chocolate over a double boiler. Once melted, stir in 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract.
  4. Pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet, spread to edges of pan and sprinkle with crushed candy cane pieces. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until chocolate has set.
  5. Melt white chocolate over a double boiler. Once melted, stir in 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract.
  6. With a spoon, drizzle white chocolate over the top of the dark chocolate sprinkled with candy cane.
  7. Place back into refrigerator for 30-45 minutes until firm.
  8. Once set, peel parchment paper off. Break bark into 5cm to 7cm pieces.

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