Sunday, December 11, 2011

Peppermint Bark

Back in junior high and high school, I had a friend who would always make this yummy peppermint candy for Christmas. I looked forward to it every holiday season. A few years back, I emailed her for the recipe, but never got around to making it. This year, I had a project that would be great with peppermint candy, so I decided to make it. Little did I know, it's pretty much the recipe floating all around blog world.But, I'll share it anyway.
1 lb. Vanilla Candy Melts or Vanilla Almond Bark
1 tsp. Peppermint Extract
3-4 Candy Canes
Red Food Coloring (optional)
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
Crush the candy canes (you can also used wrapped mints) in a blender. Follow the package directions to melt the vanilla candy. Stir in the extract. You can make it weaker or stronger depending on your preference (I love mint flavored candy, so I added an extra 1/2 tsp). You can also add a few drop of red food coloring (I did not). Stir in the crushed candy canes and spread out on wax paper. Melt the chocolate chips so they are nice and runny. Drizzle over the candy and wait for it to harden (I put it in the freezer). Break into pieces and enjoy.

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Whitney Reed Cypert@Keeping Up with the Cyperts said...

YUM! Oh this looks so good! I love that there is chocolate other than the bark. Have to make this!

Sabina@Slip Stitches & More said...

These look great, caught my eye right away. I want to give this a try soon (thanks for sharing)...Found you on Handmade Tuesdays, I'm a new follower :)

Enjoy your week:

RhondaBuss said...

What a great, easy receipe. Can't wait to give it a try.

Ashley @ A {Blonde's} DIY Life said...

Looks Delicious!!!
I would love it if you shared this at my link party!

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

Peppermint-mmmm! Yes, I will have some please:)I would love if you stopped over to link up at Get Schooled Saturday a Too Much Time on my Hands!


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