Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Easy Peppermint Bark

Four days until Christmas, and you are well on your way to assembling the perfect cookie platter! For the final treat, I have for you easy peppermint bark.  If you thought the macaroons were easy, these are going to change your world.

To start, prepare the peppermint.  Take about 10 candy canes, unwrap them, and seal them in a large Ziploc bag.  Wrap the bag in a kitchen towel and pound it with a hammer or rolling pin until the candy canes are broken into tiny pieces.  This is a great way to release some of the stress the holidays may be causing!

Next, melt two bags of white chocolate chips in a double boiler (like we did for the macaroons). 

Once melted and smooth, pour the chocolate onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.  Spread it evenly so that it's about 1/4" thick.

Sprinkle with the candy cane pieces and place in the refrigerator to cool (which will take several hours).

Once the chocolate has hardened, break it into small pieces. 

With three holiday treats under your belt, you can now assemble a pretty kick-ass cookie platter.  They make great gifts for your neighbors, coworkers, doormen, anyone!  I like to use disposable loaf boxes and pretty parchment paper.  Who can resist when they look this tantalizing?

Easy Peppermint Bark

2 12-ounce bags white chocolate chips
10 candy canes 

1. Break the candy canes into tiny pieces. Place them in a large Ziploc bag and seal.  Wrap with a kitchen towel and pound with a rolling pin or hammer.  Set aside.
2. Melt the chocolate chips over a double boiler.
3. Pour the chocolate onto a large cookie sheet lined with wax paper.  Spread to 1/4" thick.
4. Sprinkle candy cane pieces over the chocolate.
5. Refrigerate for several hours or until chocolate has hardened.
6. Break into small pieces and enjoy!

1 comment:

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