Peppermint Bark

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12 oz good quality dark chocolate, chopped

12 oz good quality white chocolate, chopped

1½ cups crushed peppermint candies or candy canes

2-3 drops peppermint essential oil

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1.    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

2.    Create a double boiler by heating a shallow amount of water in a large stock pot and placing a large bowl over the pot so that no steam escapes. Make sure the bowl does not touch the simmering water below. (You could also melt the chocolate in the microwave by placing in a microwave-safe bowl and heating, stirring in 20-30 second intervals).

3.    Add the dark chocolate to the double boiler and allow to melt. Once melted, pour over parchment paper and spread as evenly as possible with a spatula. Place tray in the freezer while you prepare the white chocolate.

4.    Prepare white chocolate in clean bowl exactly as with dark chocolate. Add peppermint essential oils. After it has melted and is smooth, add half of the crushed peppermint and stir to combine.

5.    Pour over the chilled dark chocolate and use a spatula to spread evenly. Spread as quickly as possible to avoid having the melted dark chocolate mix with the white chocolate.

6.    Sprinkle remaining peppermint over the white chocolate topping.

7.    Place back into freezer for 30-45 minutes to allow to fully harden.

8.    Once completely hardened, remove from freezer and break into small pieces with your hands.

9.    Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

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Author: Tamzin

Food activist and childhood nutrition advocate Tamzin Cochrane helps the busiest of people to cook up something healthy and delicious, even after a long day. She also helps companies and schools educate around—and create a culture and environment that truly supports healthy eating. Decades in the foodservice and hospitality industry have given Tamzin a well-rounded perspective on mealtime. She is passionate about bringing back the lost art of families and friends cooking together, and she loves seeing people enjoy the amazing tastes and textures of their communal effort. Inspiring children to cook and expand there horizons on food is very important. She shares this message through virtual coaching and video courses, by speaking at corporations, schools, and events, and through her recently-released video courses. Tamzin is found most often at The Pinny and Trowel Cooking School, which she opened in early 2020, it is located in Austin TX. Tamzin was born in England, grew up in Scotland, and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband (who incidentally, is Scottish but grew up in England) and their children.

One Reply to “Peppermint Bark”

  1. Corrie Lankford says:

    Perfect for the holidays, Tamzin! Thank you!


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