Layered Peppermint Bark – the perfect holiday treat

Layered Peppermint Bark

Ingredients:

– 20 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped, divided

– 30 peppermint candies, crushed, divided

– 10 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped

– 6 tablespoons heavy cream

– 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Directions:

1. Line a 9×12 inch baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

2. Melt half of the white chocolate in the top of a double boiler over just barely simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Spread the white chocolate into the prepared pan. Sprinkle 1/4 of the crushed peppermints evenly over white chocolate. Chill until firm, about 15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate, heavy cream, and peppermint extract together in the top of a double boiler over just barely simmering water, stirring frequently, until just melted. Quickly pour the chocolate layer over the chilled white chocolate layer; spread evenly. Chill until firm, about 20 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, melt the remaining white chocolate in the top of a double boiler over just barely simmering water, stirring frequently, until just melted. Spread quickly over the chilled bark. Sprinkle with the remaining peppermint pieces; chill until firm, about 20 minutes. Cut or break into small pieces to serve.

 

Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/layered-peppermint-bark/detail.aspx