Peppermint Bark


Peppermint Bark

Merry Christmas! 

Are we supposed to eat real food on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?  I know in our house it is pretty much everything that I don’t make or have in the house the rest of the year suddenly has to be eaten over these two days.  Candy, fat and sugar are the foods of the season in our house.

Christmas Eve is a day of grazing in our house.  We cook all day so that we can take the next 48 hours off.  We will reheat food we made yesterday or cook the breakfast casserole we made last night.

Last night we had one of our favorites, Peppermint Bark.  We love this easy Christmasy snack.

Verdict:

Everyone loves this easy snack.  The kids like helping me make it for friends and teachers and they love eating it too.

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz bag Wilton White Chocolate Candy Melts
  • 2 1/2 cups Christmas mint green and red peppermint hard candies, crushed (do not over crush to powder but tiny to tiny bits)

Directions:

  1. Prepare an edged baking sheet by lining the center with parchment paper.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate melts according to package directions.
  3. When candy has melted and is smooth pour in the crushed candy and stir well.
  4. Gently spread the contents of the bowl onto the parchment paper.  Make it fairly thin because you will need to break it into pieces later.
  5. Once cookie sheet has cooled a bit place pan in refrigerator until candy has hardened.
  6. Remove pan from refrigerator and bread the bark into slightly larger than bite size pieces.
  7. Place candy in an airtight container in refrigerator until ready to serve.

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