December 2, 2012

peppermint bark // day two



I love chocolate. Let me rephrase that, I really love chocolate. And I'm not talking about Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (although those are really good), I'm talking about straight up chocolate yo. Like a bar of chocolate smeared with chocolate icing and sprinkled with chocolate chips. Okay maybe that's a bit much.

White chocolate is definitely in my top ten favorite things of life. And I love making peppermint bark with it. Wow. Melted chocolate is my favorite. Have I said those words enough? Chocolate? Favorite? Okay. If you love chocolate as much as me, or want to give easy and fun gifts to people, make this. It's quick, oh so lovely, and really pretty. It even made my garage floor look nice! Photographers need good light, what can I say. 

Recipe is at the bottom, for now, pictures and captions. YES. 

I used 12 candy canes + a bag of Ghiradelli White Chocolate Chips. Only the best. 


Let's give the chocolate its close up mmkay? DELISH. 


This is after you crush the candy canes with a wooden spoon. It's actually quite therapeutic. 


Take your bowl of chocolate chips and set it on top of a saucepan with some water in it. Let the water boil and stir the chips. 


They will get super goopy (best word I can think of) and once a lot of steam starts to come through the crack between the bowl and the pan, take the bowl off the heat and stir until the chips are fully melted. 


Gah. 


Dump in your crushed candy canes. 


And stir.


Horrible picture, I'm sorry. I don't know why I didn't move it over to the window..? ANYWAY. Spread it out on to a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper. I rubbed my hands with a bit of coconut oil and spread it around that way. It worked. 


And then refrigerate for 45 minutes, break into pieces, and enjoy. So so delicious. 



RECIPE HERE: 

Ingredients
Crushed candy canes, to yield 1 cup
2 pounds white chocolate

Directions
Place candy canes in a plastic bag and hammer into 1/4-inch chunks or smaller. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Combine candy cane chunks with chocolate. Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet layered with parchment or waxed paper and place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes or until firm. Remove from cookie sheet and break into pieces (like peanut brittle.)

If you make it, let me know! Post your picture on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #24daysofchristmascheer.

15 comments:

Nela said...

Mmmmm this looks delicious, Ellie! :D
Although, white chocolate would be my least favorite out of the chocolate chain, but I do enjoy it in sips of Cookies and Cream hot cocoa. :9

Lovely photos, btw!

Hannah Nicole said...

um, YUM! we make white chocolate peppermint bark, dark chocolate peppermint bark, and dark chocolate cranberry bark too. FAVORITE. and so terribly easy to eat just oneee more piece. ;)

amore,
gatto

Meredith Sledge said...

I want that!!!!!!

Grace said...

Oh, my gracious!! this looks SOOOO good...can't really even describe it. and yes, who doesn't - I mean, can't love chocolate?! {especially white chocolate. ;)}
really want to make this SOON.
xoxo

hayley said...

this looks so good and so easy!! :) thanks for sharing!

hannah joy said...

"it's actually quite therapeutic." wow, haha so true! i love you.

Emma said...

so, i'll definitely be doing this. like tomorrow. and maybe next weekend. and maybe the day after that. like, ALL THE TIME.
you can never have too much chocolate. a bar of chocolate smeared with chocolate icing and sprinkled with chocolate chips is just enough, NOT a bit much! haha :)

Emily Ruth said...

This looks delicious. Going to pin it now...

Olivia said...

haha, i just love you ellie! this looks so YUMMY!

Lindsey Madison said...

YUM! definitely trying this:) much love ellie! ♥

Madison said...

This looks delicious! I want to make some. :)

Blessings!

-Madi

Anonymous said...

that was like the yummyist......if that is even a word...yummyist? lol Love it Ellie! <3333

- lizaaaa

Emily Nichols said...

One of my favorite recipes for Christmas! My sister and I made it last night for a party. :)

Kristyn said...

YUM! I don't really care for peppermints, but this looks DELISH. :]

Catrina said...

Praying that I can find candy canes this year! I've missed peppermint bark sooo much the past two years. I remember going to the mall one year with my grandma at Christmas time, and William & Sonoma's had a huge jar of peppermint bark on their front counter. I can't tell you how many times I walked past it. ;)