Showing posts with label Ghirardelli chocolate chips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ghirardelli chocolate chips. Show all posts

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Peppermint Bark! The bark that's better when you bite!

The Williams Sonoma catalog
came the other day and peppermint
bark was on the cover. It was like
a worm in my brain, I wanted to
order some but it would take entirely
too long to get to me even if we
expedited shipping.
So, off to the store I went. I mean
why buy and wait for bark when you
can whip some up yourself?

Shopping List:

12 oz bag Ghirardelli
(60% cacao bittersweet
chocolate chips )
12 oz bag Hersey's vanilla chips
1 box Spangler's peppermint
candy canes, crushed
1/2 tsp McCormick's pure
peppermint extract

Line a 13 X 9 inch baking
sheet with wax paper.
In a double boiler over medium
heat, melt the the chocolate chips
until smooth, sitrring frequently.
Stir in a 1/2 tsp of peppermint extract
and remove from heat. Let the melted
chocolate sit for 5 minutes to
cool a bit. Pour the melted chocolate
onto the wax paper and spread out
evenly with a rubber spatula.

Sprinkle the crushed candy canes across
the chocolate. Put in the frig to cool
and solidify. Now repeat the same
process with the Hersey's vanilla chips,
although don't add the extract
to the melted vanilla. Sprinkle
with more crushed candy canes and
put in frig to cool. Now trian your dog
to sit in front of the frig and
growl at any of the peppermint bark
nibblers that live in your house.
I neglected this last step and found my
bark half eaten when I went
back to check on it. I think they
have a pact because no one is talking.

Happy Holidays to nibblers big and small!

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