Tuesday, December 11, 2007

White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

1 pkg (16 oz ) vanilla flavored candy coating (almond bark), broken in pieces
24 hard peppermint candies or 4 medium candy canes
  • Cover cookie sheet in wax paper, foil, or parchment paper.
  • Place candy coating in 8-cup microwavable dish. Microwave uncovered on High 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until almost melted. Stir until smooth.
  • Crush peppermint candies in heavy plastic bag with rolling pin. Pour candies into wire strainer.
  • Shake strainer over melted coating until all tiniest candy pieces fall in. Reserve larger pieces.Stir coating to mix evenly. Spread coating ¼ inch thick on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with remaining pieces.
  • Let stand 1 hour or until cool and hardened. Break into pieces.
Variation: Chocolate peppermint bark – use chocolate instead of vanilla bark
Drizzled peppermint – Heat ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips or white baking chips and 1 tsp. shortening until melted. Drizzle over bark before letting stand 1 hour.

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