My family has always taken the holiday season very seriously. The day after Thanksgiving, we get into total Christmas mode, by getting our tree from a cute local lot, listening to lots of music, and reminiscing about ornaments from over the years. After I got married, it became even more fun, since my husband got to learn about and participate in all of the traditions with us, and it remains my favorite time of year.
One holiday dessert that my dad has always loved is peppermint bark. My mom used to always buy some for his stocking, but in the past few years, she's been making instead, which makes it taste even more delicious (of course!). Now, it's just not quite Christmas without fresh peppermint bark around the Christmas tree with my favorite people in the world. I hope you'll make this super easy peppermint bark to celebrate the holidays this year!
Makes a ton
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 tsp peppermint extract
10 peppermint candies, crushed
Melt the semisweet chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds, then stir. Continue melting and stirring in 30 second increments until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth, then stir in 1/2 tsp peppermint extract.
Line a baking sheet with foil, and spread the chocolate out in a thin layer. Freeze for 10 minutes.
Once the chocolate is set, melt the white chocolate chips in 30 second increments until smooth, then stir in the remaining peppermint extract.
Spread the white chocolate over the semisweet chocolate layer, then sprinkle with the crushed peppermints.
Return to the freezer for 10-20 minutes, or until solid. Use a large knife to cut the bark into pieces.