Friday, January 20, 2012

Peppermint Snowflake Bark

We had more snow. So you know what that means? Snow related treats :) Awhile back when browsing on Pinterest I found a recipe here at Once Upon A Plate to make peppermint bark snowflakes.  I had been planning on making this last year but never got around to it until now. And let me tell you.. I am glad I tried it! They look amazing and taste amazing :)

To make Peppermint Snowflake Bark you will need:
approx 8 oz dark chocolate (Enjoy Life Foods brand is Top 8 allergen free)
approx 8 oz white chocolate (Vermont Nut Free Chocolates has nut free options)
2 tsp vegetable oil, divided
1/2 tsp peppermint extract, divided
crushed peppermint candy canes



I melted the dark chocolate with 1 tsp of vegetable oil in the microwave.  Once chocolate is fully melted add in 1/4 tsp of peppermint oil.  Pour into desired pan or snowflake silicone mold. (If pouring the chocolate into separate molds it is a good idea to measure out the amount so that the chocolate in each snowflake is evenly distributed.) I added crushed candy canes in the middle layer then allowed the chocolate to harden in the fridge for an hour.


I then did the exact same thing with the white chocolate and returned the mold to the fridge for another hour.


**Tips when pouring chocolate into the mold**
Make sure to tap the mold to make the layer as even as possible (in my case I tapped the mold and tapped the cookie sheet i placed the mold on) 
You can use toothpicks to spread the chocolate into the corners and pop the bubbles.


I also made a mini snowflake for Eliana:

I took the picture next to the other snowflakes so you could see the size difference. To make the smaller snowflake bark for Eliana I used a mini snowflake cookie cutter. I placed the cookie cutter on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (make sure there is nothing on or under the parchment paper or else your chocolate will not be flat on the bottom.) I then followed the same directions for the larger snowflakes.  When it was completely done I left out the snowflake for a few minutes to allow the chocolate to warm up a little bit.  Then I gently pushed the snowflake out of the cookie cutter.  There was some breakage since I didn't do it as gently as I should have, but Eliana' couldn't tell and you can't see in the picture so it works out just fine!!

This may have been a little time consuming but it was so easy and it tasted so amazing that it was all worth it!  I actually don't like white chocolate but with the addition of peppermint extract and the candy canes, alongside the amazing opposite side of dark chocolate I ended up loving this. I will definitely be making these again!


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5 comments:

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    Katie @ Horrific Knits

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  3. I can't wait to make these!! Thank you :)

    They look and sound amazing!!

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