Peppermint Bark

Oh, look, it's another lovely handmade holiday gift! Perfect on plates of goodies for neighbors, or in a pretty tin for Grandma.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Yummy white chocolate and minty candies surely capture my childrens' interest in gift giving!

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  • Step 2

    First we have to melt the chocolate. On low heat in the double-boiler, and stir, stir, stirring.

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  • Step 3

    While those were melting, we unwrapped peppermints. When they were all unwrapped, we put them in a large ziplock bag, and Maddie got to bang on them with an icecream scoop. Twas very effective!

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  • Step 4

    When the chocolate was melted and creamy, we put in a half teaspoon of peppermint extract, and about half of our crushed mints.

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  • Step 5

    Maddie spread the chocolate over the waxed paper,

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  • Step 6

    and then sprinkled the top with the rest.

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  • Step 7

    She pressed the mints into the chocolate,

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  • Step 8

    then we let the bark harden. And tasted it, of course!! When it was done, she broke it into pieces,

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  • Done!

    And now it was ready for a pretty packaging. Let's make sure we save some for giving away!

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