As we approach Christmas, I want to share with you a very quick and simple treat. This takes 3 ingredients and is quick to prepare, yielding a delicious and very pretty treat for last minute gift giving or to serve after Christmas dinner.
Peppermint Candy Bark
makes 2-1/4 lbs
You will need a double boiler, or a heat proof bowl set over a pan of simmering water.
Or if you are using a product that can be microwaved, follow the pkg. directions.
You will also need a parchment paper lined 11"x17"baking sheet and a gallon sized plastic storage bag to crush candy canes.
2 lbs White Chocolate or White 'Almond Bark'
12 Candy Canes
1/2 tsp Peppermint Extract
Chop the White Chocolate into small pieces with a large knife and place in top of double boiler. Meanwhile, fill bottom of double boiler with water so it just hits the the top section or bottom of heat proof bowl. Bring to boil. Lower heat slightly to keep water at low boil.
The candy will melt slowly. As it starts to melt, stir frequently.
Unwrap and crush candy canes inside a large plastic bag with a meat cleaver or rubber mallet. I crushed the pieces very small, but this is a matter of personal preference.
Once all of the White Chocolate is melted, remove from double boiler and place onto a folded up towel. Wipe all condensation off bottom of pan to keep it from dripping when you pour.
Next add the crushed up Candy Canes and the 1/2 tsp Peppermint Extract and stir thoroughly.
Immediately pour the melted candy onto a parchment lined baking sheet and spread evenly.
Chill until firm
Break into pieces. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Or place in cellophane bags and decorate with tinsel garland and tiny ornaments for gift giving.
What could be easier? Candy is the universal gift and at this time of year, peppermint candy is the all time favorite.
Just don't forget to save a little for yourself!
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