Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Treats: Idea #2

Peppermint Bark

12 ounces milk chocolate chips
12 ounces white chocolate chips
1 tablespoon melted shortening (or vegetable oil)
1 cup chopped peppermint candies

Melt milk chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in melted shortening (or vegetable oil) until smooth. Spread melted chocolate on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and place in the freezer to harden, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, melt white chocolate in the microwave, using the same procedure as the milk chocolate. Spread melted white chocolate on top of the hardened milk chocolate and sprinkle with the chopped peppermint candies. Let harden again; break into pieces.

To gift, I used a mason jar ($1.99 for the smooth jars at Michael's) and stacked up broken pieces of the bark inside then just tie festive ribbon on the outside of the jar! You could also use plastic treat bags if you don't want to buy a lot of jars.

These polka dotted treat bags are from the dollar section at Target.


My Life as A Plate said...

I have been thinking of making bark. You def. inspired me, such a great gift idea too!

starnes family said...

Cute, cute, cute. And, I love the jars!

Jules said...

This sounds so easy! I always thought it was more involved for some reason. I love the cute jars you put it in. Another great idea! I may need to try this next week when I'm off.

Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* said...

You know, I have never made this but I love it! What's stopping me?!? Love the jar presentation. :)

Kate said...

I've always wanted to make this. It tastes so good!

Laur said...

I'm going to be making some bark this weekend! Always looks so pretty!

megan said...

This sounds divine.