Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Super Crunchy Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Adapted from Piece of Cake.

Makes about 2 lbs of candy and is rather addictive. Chocolate-y and peppermint-y deliciousness!

 24 oz dark chocolate, either good quality chips (Ghiradelli 60%) or bar (I used TJ's Belgian dark chocolate), chopped
15 Peppermint Jo-Jo's from TJs or Oreos, crushed
3 oz. white chocolate
3/4 C crushed candy canes or Starlight mints (use 1 C if using plain oreos)

Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and set aside. In a large glass bowl, place chopped dark chocolate and microwave at 30 second intervals until chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir in cookie crumbs and pour onto baking sheet. Use an off-set spatula to spread chocolate mixture into an even layer. Sprinkle crushed candy cane bits all over chocolate in an even layer. In a small bowl, melt white chocolate in microwave in the same manner as dark chocolate. When melted, drizzle over chocolate and candy. Place baking sheet in fridge to firm up for at least 30 minutes. When firm, break into pieces and serve. Makes a lot which is good because people will think you're a genius when they've tasted it and keep coming back for more.

3 comments:

Kelly said...

I've made 2 batches of bark since I got home--this is the perfect holiday gift paired with some of the Kahlua spiced pecans--and I added a fat pinch of salt and a pinch of espresso powder to really bring out the flavor of the chocolate. I highly recommend it.

Thomas G said...

yummy yum yum!!! can't wait to try it :D thanks!

Kelly said...

Please note that if you decide to package up this bark with another item that the peppermint flavor will taint the other item as well. It's such a strong flavor and odor that the spiced pecans started tasting a bit minty after a day or two.