‘Tis the Season for Peppermint Bark

14 December 2012

Peppermint Bark from TeenieCakes.com

Are we really halfway through the month of December, already? Still so much to do and goodies to bake!

Over the years I’ve really come to enjoy (or is it love?) different types of chocolate and can better appreciate using and pairing the right chocolate with other ingredients and flavors. I’m not really a “candy” person so before the Thanksgiving holiday what possessed me to bring home a rather healthy tub of Peppermint Bark (containing semisweet and white chocolate topped with crushed peppermint candy) is beyond me. But I did and now I’m a fan of not only this peppermint bark, but the idea of bark candy.

What is bark candy? Bark candy consists of sheets or chunks of chocolate adorned with fruits and/or nuts. So what’s the story about the Peppermint Bark candy pictured above?

Peppermint Bark with Elf Ornament from TeenieCakes.com

Like many things I become very fond of from the kitchen, I want to home make it! In this December’s issue of The Food Network Magazine, their Kitchen shares a recipe for a copycat version of Williams-Sonoma’s infamous Peppermint Bark candy. Although I won’t have time in the next weeks to make my own, I wanted to make sure to bookmark that recipe here and share the source of the recipe with TC’s readers. If you give it a try before I have a chance to, please let me know how you liked the following reference to that recipe from The Food Network magazine. It sounds and looks like the bark I’ve pictured above!

Note: The Peppermint Bark images in this post are NOT from the following recipe or from Williams-Sonoma.

Peppermint Bark
suggested source The Food Network Magazine, December 2012

Makes 2 pounds

What You’ll Need

12 ounces good-quality semisweet chocolate, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
1 pound good-quality white chocolate, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

3 candy canes or 12 round hard peppermint candies, crushed

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE (external site)

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by Cristina A-Moore

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Magic of Spice December 30, 2012

I could easily enjoy this year long!
Happy New Year!

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Cristina December 31, 2012

xo – Magic of Spice! Thank you and happy new year to you and your loved ones. :)

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Patty December 24, 2012

I love copycat recipes–especially one from Williams -Sonoma! All I can think of is seeing the stacks of tins filled with peppermint bark at Williams-Sonoma…how nice to make our own and package it up for friends or family;-)
All my best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to following your cooking adventures in 2013!

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Cristina December 31, 2012

Thank you Patty and happy new year to you and your family!! :)

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Joy December 16, 2012

The bark looks wonderful.

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Cristina December 20, 2012

Thanks Joy…it tasted good too!

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Melissa@EyesBigger December 16, 2012

So pretty… especially love that top photo with the reflection on the counter surface!

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Cristina December 20, 2012

Thank you Melissa! Happy Holiday to you. :)

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Elisa December 15, 2012

It sounds wonderful and again the pictures are absolutely frame-worthy!

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Cristina December 15, 2012

Thank you, Elisa. :)

xoxo -C

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