i succumbed. i could not resist. i made peppermint bark. and i have no thoughtful or heartfelt words to describe them. i'd never had them before and really, since making them, i have not tasted them (the hard peppermint hurts my teeth). my roommate and her boyfriend have assured to me that they're good. so good that i finally had to tell Sharan to stop eatting my bark because i wasn't a xmas shop and there wouldn't be any left to give out as gifts. not that i really minded, i had already decided to make up another batch.
different recipes have popped up as of late for these holiday treats. it was very confusing on which to try so i basically combined a few tips from here and there. first layer, dark semi-sweet chocolate, melted on a cookie sheet. set aside to cool completely.
meanwhile, melt some white chocolate in a double boiler. i had processed a dozen candy canes and any of the powder left over, i sifted into the white chocolate, stirring gently as to not turn it pink. working quickly and making sure the white chocolate wasn't too hot, spread over the dark chocolate.
sprinkle the rest of the crushed peppermint over the white chocolate, pressing down gently. ignore til either the roommate starts pawing at it or til it sets. i cut them into small pieces, or you can just break them up.
they look fancy and all but they were a cinch to make.