Twelve Days of Christmas
Hello, Folks! We will celebrate this holiday season with a “Twelve Days of Christmas” tribute to my favorite candy/treats that my family and I love to make each Christmas. Check back for the next 4 days or Days 1 through 7 to see a new recipe and find something that you like and will share with your family.
Quinton: Today, I am showcasing Peppermint Bark, but my wife is the one that makes this Christmas candy each year. So, she is presenting this treat.
Amy: Peppermint is my FAVORITE Christmas flavor! Over the years, I’ve added peppermint to so many different desserts because it just screams holidays to me. Several years ago, I tasted this candy at a party, and we realized just how incredibly simple this would be to make in our own kitchen.
Amy: Now, it’s a family tradition that any one of us can make, but it’s generally left to me. At first, I melted white chocolate and sprinkled crushed candy canes into it. A few years I decided to add a twist; make it double-layered with semi-sweet on the bottom and white chocolate on the top. Since my goal is to infuse peppermint into everything Christmas, now I add a few drops of peppermint extract to the top layer. However, it’s extremely powerful, so a little goes a long way. Enjoy!
Quinton: Well, folks, I was not a good husband. We had several more photos of the prep work we did, and I forgot to put the SD card back in the camera. So nothing was saved. Once we took all those pictures, I realized I had not put the memory card back in. For that I am very sorry. I was able to take some pictures of the final product before we broke it up. We will do this again and add more pictures next time we make this candy, and again I am sorry.
- 1 12 oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels
- 1 12 oz bag of white chocolate morsels
- ⅛ tsp of Pure Peppermint extract
- 1 cup of crushed peppermints (the soft ones are easier to crush)
- First we set up a double boiler like we used for the Peanut Butter Balls and the Martha Washingtons.
- Melt semi-sweet chocolate morsels completely.
- Pour into shallow pan lined with parchment paper.
- Spread evenly with spatula.
- Allow to harden.
- Once this first layer has hardened, use a fork and score it all over so that the white layer will stick better to the bottom layer.
- Melt white chocolate morsels completely.
- Add ⅛ tsp of peppermint extract, stirring until completely blended.
- Pour over semi-sweet chocolate layer.
- Spread evenly with spatula.
- Sprinkle crushed peppermints on the top.
- Allow to cool before storing in air-tight container.
- Once white chocolate is melted good pour in the peppermint extract and stir well.
- Now pour the melted chocolate over the first layer and spread it out covering the bottom layer of chocolate.
- Then cover with crushed peppermint all over white chocolate. '
- Once that is done use some parchment paper and cover the top layer and press down gently to press the crushed peppermint into the top layer of chocolate.
- Let stand in a cool dry place or refrigerator until all chocolate has hardened and will break into solid pieces.