Happy December y’all! I know it’s already two weeks from Christmas so I’m a little late with that, but I can’t believe we are almost done with 2016! Time sure doesn’t slow down for us. I had an epic time baking in November for Thanksgiving and I know it’s time to talk Christmas desserts. I’m kicking off this baking or dessert making season with something I’ve not made before, peppermint bark. I can’t believe as much as I love making candy that I have never made this easy candy recipe. Y’all are gonna love this recipe because it requires no cooking. Only the microwave is needed. I can hear all of the rejoicing over the no cooking part. LOL!
Make this bark for yourself, your office holiday party or as a sweet gift right from your kitchen. Happy candy making!
Peppermint Bark recipe slightly adapted from McCormick
1 eleven ounce bag of white chocolate chips
1/4 teaspoon peppermint oil or a teaspoon of pure peppermint extract
1/4 cup crushed peppermint
A few drops of red food coloring ( optional)
Line a large cookie sheet with aluminum foil and set to the side.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips for about 1 minute to 1 minute 15 seconds or until smooth. Make sure that you don’t burn the chocolate chips so watch them carefully. Add the peppermint oil to the chocolate once it’s melted. Spread the chocolate onto the cookie sheet using a spatula. After the chocolate has been spread, add a few drops of red food coloring making swirling patterns with a toothpick. If you don’t want the reddish look that the food coloring gives, you can definitely skip this step. Add the crushed peppermint to the top and press the peppermint into the chocolate. Place in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes or until the chocolate sets. Break into pieces and enjoy!