Peppermint Bark is delightful any time of year, but especially at Christmas. Use good quality chocolate! This is highly addictive and makes a great gift packaged in 1/4 lb. candy boxes.
Servings 1 1/2 pounds candy
- 16 ounces white vanilla candy wafer disks buy at A.C. Moore or Michael's
- 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate chopped
- 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
- 4 tablespoons whipping cream
- crushed starlite peppermint candies or candy canes
Melt vanilla candy wafer disks according to package directions. (I use the microwave.)
Spread onto a 24" X 18" foil or parchment square on top of an inverted baking pan.
Slowly melt chopped chocolate over very low heat.
Remove from heat when just melted.
Stir in peppermint extract and whipping cream.
Spread melted chocolate mixture evenly on top of white candy layer.
Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.
Chill until just hardened, about 15 minutes.
Wait 10-15 minutes, then cut into triangles.
How to crush the peppermints: leave in plastic wrappers, place in a heavy duty ziploc bag and bang with the sharp edge of a veggie can. Or use a food processor. (Please take off wrappers first if using the food processor!)
Refrigerate peppermint bark!