Nothing says holidays like chocolate and peppermint. I recently saw tins of Peppermint Bark at the store which inspired me to make my own for the first time. As I am typing this I wish we still had some left. It did not last very long in our house. I really cannot say enough good things about this treat. It looks festive, smells amazing, tastes incredible and it is super easy to make.
This recipe and post is also super special to me because my friend Lisa at Garlic and Zest gave me the most amazing food photography tutorial. If you have not visited her blog you most. She is an incredible chef and one of the best food photographers I have ever met. I am currently reading a book she let me borrow. My 2016 goal was to improve my photography. At first that meant having my hubby take all my pictures. As my blog as grown it has become too much work to fit in at night and on the weekends. So here we go. So grateful for this wonderful blogging community, I learn something everyday! And last week I learn enough information for a year!
Next step will be including what I learned into my step by step photos. One step at a time.
- 1 cup of milk or dark chocolate
- 1 cup of white chocolate
- 2 candy canes
- 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract
Step 1: Line a 9×13 baking pan with parchment paper.
Step 2: Melt the dark or milk chocolate. I prefer to use a double boiler, but you can use the microwave as well. Once the chocolate is melted pour it onto the parchment paper and smooth out. Set aside to harden.
Step 3: While the milk/dark chocolate is hardening crush up your candy canes or peppermints for your toppings.
Step 3: Once the chocolate is hardened melt the white chocolate. When it has melted add in 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract. Stir and then pour the melted white chocolate on top of the other layer and spread in an even layer.
Step 4: Sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top of the white chocolate layer. Set aside at room temperature until firm, which is about an hour.
Step 5: Break or cut the bark into pieces and enjoy!
Do you have a favorite holiday treat?