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Peppermint infused milk chocolate and white chocolate topped with crushed peppermint candies makes this homemade peppermint bark an easy holiday treat.
I like to make things myself. Buying them from the store gives me no satisfaction. Besides, the store is 30 miles away and I don’t wanna go.
Peppermint bark isn’t something we typically indulge in. I don’t know why, really. We all enjoy chocolate (who doesn’t) and we all enjoy peppermint. Maybe because the stuff at the store has strange things in it that make me question what it actually is.
I’m not so sure if it’s food or if it’s just stuff thrown together to resemble a food-like substance.
Honestly, I had only tried peppermint bark once when I was much, much younger. And I wasn’t impressed. So maybe that’s why.
But all things are better homemade. And homemade peppermint bark takes just a few minutes to make and it’s good. I need to learn how to make our own peppermint candies, but for now I went with some organic candy canes and crushed them up. I found them at the store… I cannot locate them online (sorry).
Anyway, peppermint bark is super easy to make, but you have to use quality chocolate. And you need to work quickly. It’s easy to peel off the waxed paper when it’s all set up. I throw it in the freezer between layers and back in the freezer after I’ve finished because…
well, mostly because I’m impatient and it doesn’t take as long if you freeze it instead of letting it set out at room temp.
The girls tried helping me with this, but beyond sprinkling the peppermint on top, they couldn’t really. They could do it on their own. But it’s kind of one of those one person type jobs because you have to move quickly to get it to work. Melted chocolate doesn’t stay melted chocolate for very long….