Friday, September 05, 2008

Mint Chocolate Bark

This is a great, easy candy to make, especially if your looking for a gift around the holidays!

Mint Chocolate Bark

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 drops green food coloring (or more depending on the strength of you food coloring)

* I love chocolate and orange, so this year I'm going to try orange extract and a little yellow and red food coloring to make orange (ooooh for Halloween) maybe for Christmas I won't use any food coloring.

Step 1
Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper; set aside. Melt the semisweet chips in a heatproof bowl set atop a pot of simmering water over medium-high heat. Stir continuously until smooth. Pour the chocolate onto the cookie sheet and spread it to about a 1/4 inch thickness with the back of a spoon.

Step 2
Using the same method, melt the white chocolate chips with the oil. Stir continuously until smooth. Add peppermint extract and food coloring; stir well. Pour the mixture over the chocolate layer and spread to about and 1/8 inch thickness. Draw the tip of a butter knife through the layers to create swirls. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

Step 3 remove the bark from the pan. Peel off the waxed paper. Set the bark on a cutting board and cut it into 2 dozen bars with a sharp knife. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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