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The official start of the Christmas season is characterized by a few things: Christmas trees for sale, Christmas music in all stores and tins on peppermint bark. The Chocolaty treat is a delicious part of the Christmas season, but do you know what's not so easy to swallow? The price of these cans.
solution? Make this homemade peppermint bark instead. It takes barely five minutes and looks better than most things you can buy.
The secret ingredient is a hint of peppermint extract ̵
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Recipe (adapted from): Naked Feet in the Kitchen
Production: 12 servings
Finished in: 40 minutes
12 oz white pieces of chocolate
16 oz. Semisweet or dark chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract divided
5 candy canes minced
1. Cover a large baking tray with parchment paper . Put the white and dark chocolate chips in two separate bowls. Add 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract to each bowl.
. 2 Melt the dark chocolate chips in the microwave for about 90 seconds at 50% power. Stir and heat for another 30 seconds or until melted.
. 3 Pour the chocolate onto the parchment paper and spread it evenly on the baking tray with a spatula.
. 4 Repeat the melting process with the white chocolate. When melted, spoon over the dark chocolate. It should look like white spots all over the dark chocolate (it does not look cute yet, do not worry).
. 5 Gently swirl the chocolates with a knife or spatula until they look marbled. Make sure you press firmly into the chocolate – not just on the surface – so the chocolates will not separate later.
. 6 Sprinkle with crushed candy canes, then freeze until firm. Break the bark into large pieces with your hands and serve!