December 22, 2007

Easy Peppermint Bark

I was in such a zone while making this, that I forgot to take pictures along the way!  When does that happen?  Oh holidays, I love you—but please hurry up and be over soon!

So here’s a peak of what they *looked* like:

the last of the peppermint bark

They are incredibly easy, light & tasty…..with the perfect crunch!

peppermint bark all packaged up

It’s like mixing a rice krispy treat with a candy cane!

Peppermint Bark

(makes about 35 pieces)

Recipe from Everyday Food

  • 1 pound white chocolate, chopped (do not use chips)
  • 2 cups puffed rice cereal
  • 1 bag (7.5 ounces) hard peppermint candies, unwrapped
  • Nonstick cooking spray

  1. Spray a 10-by-15-inch rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; line with a piece of waxed paper. Crush candies in a Ziploc bag—strain out the powder.
  2. Place white chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water. Heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in rice cereal.
  3. Transfer mixture to prepared pan; with a spatula, spread to edges of pan.
  4. Sprinkle with crushed candy; with a piece of waxed paper covering the entire surface, press in gently (paper prevents hands from sticking to candy and chocolate). Chill until firm, 20 to 30 minutes (no longer, as candy will begin to soften).
  5. Peel waxed paper off. Break bark into 2-inch pieces. Store at room temperature in an airtight container, up to 1 week.

They are just as good as those Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s!

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