Tuesday, February 12, 2008

~Sweet Treat for your favorite Valentine~

I made this treat at Christmas time, and thought it would make a wonderful Valentine treat as well!! It's SO simple to make and was a huge hit with my family and friends.

Makes a cute gift packaged many different ways. I put mine in celo bags, with ribbon tied around it. You could also put them in a cute tin, box or even an antique cup & saucer.

Peppermint Bark

1 pound of white chocolate, chopped

1 pound of bittersweet chocolate, chopped

1 box of peppermint candy canes (11-12oz)

1/2 tsp. pure peppermint oil

Break up peppermint candy canes in a plastic bag, setting aside 1/4 of the pieces.

Next melt the bittersweet chocolate until all pieces are smooth, then add in 1/4 tsp. of peppermint oil.

Pour onto a cookie sheet pan that has been lined with wax paper and spread evenly. Chill approximately one hour.

Now melt the white chocolate until all pieces are smooth, add 1/4 tsp. of peppermint oil and 3/4 of the the peppermint pieces.

Spread the white chocolate over the dark chocolate use a spatula and spread to the edge of the pan.

Sprinkle the top with the remaining peppermint pieces. Chill until hardened (about 4 hours or overnight) then break apart into bite size pieces and serve or package into gifts. Will keep in fridge for 5-6 weeks.

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