Peppermint bark is one of my favorite holiday treats. It is super easy to make, and fun to give. I wanted something that was simple to make, yet showed that I cared enough to create something homemade. I think that gifts that you create are the best ones to give, don’t you. Here is my Peppermint bark recipe. The coconut oil is optional, but it helps to keep the white chocolate from seizing up. If that happens, just add a little more oil at a time.
- 1 10-ounce pacakge Semi-sweet chocolate morsels
- 1 10-ounce package White chocolate morsels
- 5 Peppermint Candy Canes
- 1 T coconut oil
- I used the Good Cook Sweet Creations Brittle Bark mold
- Pour the morsels in separate glass bowls
- Microwave each bowl for 1 minute at 70% power
- Add the coconut oil to the white chocolate
- Stir until smooth (you can microwave at 30 second intervals at ½ power stirring in between)
- Pour into mold. I put three blocks of white on dark and then 3 with dark on white.
- Crush peppermint candy and sprinkle on top
- Refrigerate until set.
- Once set, remove by peeling back the mold
- Break the bars along the marked lines
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Good Cook provided me with items from their Sweet Creations line to make this fabulous Peppermint Bark including the beautiful wrapping and packaging. I receive so much mail at my house, I thought these would make the prefect gifts for my UPS, Fed Ex and USPS mail carriers. I loved how the gift parchment paper kept the chocolate bark from getting on the envelopes. It made such a nice, personal touch that each one of the recipients appreciated. It made me feel good to share my cooking talents with people who do a service for you and are so often overlooked.
The holiday bark and brittle mold from the Sweet Creations line was easy to work with as it is made with genuine non-stick silicone. You really need to check out all of the cool things you can create and make with your family to give away this holiday season. You can purchase this for $12.49 off their website and get a free loaf pan with purchase. It is oven safe up to 450 F and can be used in either the freezer, refrigerator, or microwave. You can use this mold to make peanut brittle, mini-cakes and more. It is the perfect size for the holiday treat envelopes.
Good Cook Sweet Creations seasonal bakeware–uniquely designed to bring new and creative ideas to the kitchen. “Sweet Creations are all about edible gifting, the cooks’ way of sharing!
Make sure to check out the Sweet Creations Promotion that is now running on Facebook and Pinterest through January 2nd, 2013. You can also enter to win a Good Cook set like I received by entering the Giveaway Tools form below.