Monday, December 19, 2011

mmmmm, mondays: white chocolate peppermint bark


white chocolate peppermint bark
i grew up in a house where both my mother and sister were allergic to chocolate (worst allergy ever, in my opinion). apparently, white chocolate is not the same (it doesn't contain the actual cocoa, that is the culprit) so it was a free-for-all in our home. this white chocolate peppermint bark recipe i can't take credit for.....it is from the fabulous paula dean (as are most things of greatness). it would have been a huge hit in my childhood home. looking for something to do with all of those candy canes that have been collecting? this is it. try it. you will love it. enjoy!


ingredients
crushed candy canes, to yield 1 cup
2 pounds white chocolate
peppermint flavorings, optional


directions
place candy canes in a plastic bag and hammer into 1/4-inch chunks or smaller.

melt the chocolate in a double boiler. 


combine candy cane chunks with chocolate (add peppermint flavoring at this point if desired.)

pour mixture onto a cookie sheet layered with parchment or waxed paper and place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes or until firm. 


remove from cookie sheet and break into pieces (like peanut brittle.)