Sunday, December 21, 2014

Chocolate Peppermint Bark

As Christmas preparations wind down (or maybe speed up in a frenzy), here is an easy to make candy for gift giving or to have on your Christmas buffet ~

Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Bottom layer ~ line a 8 x 8 baking pan with non-stick aluminum foil and melt together ~

1 - 4 oz Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate bar
1 - 4 oz Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate bar 60% Cacao

When melted, stir in 1 tsp peppermint extract and pour into the bottom of the lined baking pan.  Chill to harden.

When chilled melt ~

2 - 4 oz Ghirardelli White Chocolate bars

When completely melted, stir in 1/2 tsp canola oil and spead over chilled chocolate in the pan.  Sprinkle 1/4 cup crushed candy canes on top and chill.  When cool, cut into small bite-size pieces.