Peppermint Bark: More Gourmet Homemade Candy
Peppermint Bark is a classic gourmet treat that you will now learn how to make yourself!
There is a huge variety of versions of these treats you could make so I will add to the list as I go. I just love the combination of the rich taste of white chocolate with peppermint. The sweetness of the white chocolate cools off the after taste of the peppermint so well.
If you too like peppermint and white chocolate than check out these white chocolate covered rice crispy treats with mint candy and peppermint pieces for the holidays that I invented. You will love 'em! I promise you.
The first recipe Peppermint Bark Hearts makes for great homemade gifts for both Christmas or Valentine's Day. You could also package them in cellophane bags and tie them off with bows for tasty party favors.
Peppermint Bark Hearts
1. Chop Candy Canes
There are two ways to do this first step. Either use your blender to chop candy canes into small pieces or place them in sealable plastic sandwich bags and crush them with rubber hammer or mallet (use double bags or you will make a mess). Then set aside in small bowl.
2.Place wax paper on cookie sheet
3.Make Candy Cane Hearts
Create candy cane hearts on cookie sheet. Lay side by side touching ends.
4. Melt White Chocolate
Use either the double boiler or melt small amounts in the microwaveable bowl.
5. Fill Candy Hearts with White Chocolate and Chopped Peppermint
Fill hearts using large metal spoon. After filling 2 or 3 hearts sprinkle some chopped candy cane into each. Then repeat same process until all hearts are finished. If using the microwave to melt the chocolate you will have to repeat the melting steps several times since you are only working with a small amount of chocolate.
Place cookie sheet in refrigerator for about 20 minutes to allow chocolate to set, then remove and let dry for about a day before packaging your party favors of gifts.