Monday, January 24, 2011

Peppermint Bark

Hi friends!

How was your weekend? Mine was pretty good. Friday night is the new official "date night" for the boy and me, so we will be hitting up a new restaurant every Friday that I will review it for you guys. This past Friday we went to Tasca in Brighton...the review for that coming up later this week.

Saturday was the boy's birthday celebration (his birthday isn't until next Saturday but not knowing what our schedules would be like, we opted to go this past weekend instead). We left Foxwoods short a bunch. Let's just say that the boy is not as good of a poker player as he thinks he is (sorry baby, you're just not). On the bright side, I did take some pretty cool pictures of the waterfall.

Yesterday was spent cooking and cleaning the whole day. Typical Sunday. Oh and watching football of course. Who are you rooting for in the Superbowl? I am a Packers girl all the way! Well, what I mean is, if I cared even a little bit about football (which I don't) then I would be rooting for the Packers. I am going to a Superbowl party, but let's be honest, I'm only going for the booze and food.

Speaking of food, one of the recipes that I made yesterday is actually a little past the season, but it was a special request from the boy that I decided to give a whirl and it came out pretty good so I'm sharing it with you!

Peppermint bark is made a couple of different ways, but the two main ingredients are chocolate and candy canes. I chose to use a mixture of semisweet chocolate and white chocolate.


10 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
12 oz white chocolate chips
1 tsp peppermint extract
3 crushed candy canes

First, line a 3x9 pan with aluminum foil and grease.

Then, in a small pan, melt the semi sweet chips.

Once they are melted, spread evenly on the bottom of the pan. Refrigerate for at least a half hour.

Once the chocolate has completely hardened, melt the white chocolate chips, adding the peppermint extract near the end of the melting process.

Very quickly spread the melted white chocolate on top of the semi sweet and add the crushed candy canes. Press the candy canes into the top with a spoon. Refrigerate again for another half hour, until chocolate has hardened.

Using a very sharp knife, cut into 8 pieces.

As I mentioned, any combination of chocolates can be used, or just one if you prefer. This is a very simple and easy seasonal dessert.

Do you gamble? What's your game? Will you be watching the Superbowl? I'm going to a party of course. Again, go Packers!


  1. I am a big football fan. I like the Giants, but hubs is a Jets fan, so we were cheering them on hardcore last night. It ended up being a tough night in our house! I guess now we will route for the Pack - anyone but the Steelers basically!

    Oh and your bark looks divine. It NEVER goes out of season! :)

  2. I've only been to two casinos in my life, and the only thing I played was the slots! I lost $5... an amount I could live with.

  3. I love peppermint bark - I made one this Christmas that had a cookie bottom. It was one of my favorite recipes!

    If I watch the Superbowl, it will be for the commercials. I am not the biggest football fan.

  4. Okay I can get crazy with the gambling. I prefer roulette for sure!!

  5. The bark looks great. Fun way to use up leftover candy canes.

    Looking forward to the restaurant review. Sorry your man lost his money :(

  6. Yum! I love peppermint bark. I'm not a big gambler, but I'll try blackjack every now and then.