Peppermint bark that is. I had never had the candy before in my life because, well, never really looked at it and because I’m allergic to chocolate! But one day DH snagged himself a sample of the stuff while we were out somewhere and as he munched he commented on how he doesn’t see it often and likes it. So what do I do? I look up a recipe for it on Pinterest of all places (the new place to find and store things – and a new addiction of mine) and I came across a ridiculously easy recipe for the candy via Food Network and Paula Deen.
I used a white chocolate that I am not allergic to (not all white chocolate is made the same; some contain an ingredient which is very bad for me) and went to town! Some of the chunks weren’t as small as they could’ve been and fell off when I broke the candy into pieces (busting up the slab was fun!) and I learned that it might help a bit if you gently press the candy bits down into the warm chocolate to help them adhere better. The recipe called for some optional peppermint flavoring which I didn’t have so I pulverized some candy canes into dust and added that to the melting white chocolate instead.
All in all an easy and tasty first try at a classic candy. Now I have to hide the container from myself….it is so yummy!
Peppermint Bark – Paula Deen from Food Network
- Crushed candy canes, to yield 1 cup
- 2 pounds white chocolate
- Peppermint flavorings, optional
Place candy canes in a plastic bag and hammer into 1/4-inch chunks or smaller. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Combine candy cane chunks with chocolate (add peppermint flavoring at this point if desired.) Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet layered with parchment or waxed paper and place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes or until firm. Remove from cookie sheet and break into pieces (like peanut brittle.)
That really looks good…
It is so addictive!!!!!
Sorry. This cannot be a Paula Deen recipe. Where’s the stick of butter?
LOL! I think it might be in the chocolate already.
Zowee that’s a lot of peppermint!!! But, isn’t that what Christmas candy is all about anyway?! Looks yummy and easy to make!!!
Yeah! Next time I might cut it down a bit but the sweet of the chocolate combined with the tingle of the peppermint? JOY!
Ooh, I so love this candy…..
My first time eating it as well as making it. Good stuff!
holy moly, that looks awesome & tasty. The colors are mesmerizing me into a peppermint trace. heeeeeeee
LOL! Thanks! I had to put the container on a high shelf to “help” me not dive into it again.