So you’re probably wondering why I’ve decided to post a Christmas holiday recipe right in the middle of Summer. Well to tell you the truth, recently my sister received an absolutely stunning homemade chocolate gift. That gift was none other than a box of homemade Peppermint Bark. Now usually I’m not the biggest fan of chocolate with mint (orange chocolate is by far my favourite). I only tasted it because it looked so pretty! Please note this post may contain affiliate links.
Until I ate one piece. And another. Then another. I was feeling quite guilty now because this wasn’t even my gift. But the chocolate was absolutely divine. The chocolate was melting in my mouth and leaving a refreshing minty taste. The mint which adorned the top added the perfect texture, by giving the chocolate a satisfying crunch. The creamy white and dark chocolate were perfectly complementary of one another. It was a marriage made in heaven! Now after trying such fantastic chocolate, I absolutely had to get the recipe.
I was shocked to find out how simple it was and how little ingredients it required. The original recipe is on the Food Network Website: (here) It was adapted slightly as all the ingredients weren’t available (nobody wants to sell candy canes when it’s not Christmas!)
- 12 Ounces Dark Chocolate chopped into 1/2 inch pieces (Dr Oetkers 75% Fine Dark Chocolate)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
- 1 Pound White Chocolate (Sainsburys Taste the Difference Belgian White Chocolate)
- 12 Fox’s Glacier Mints (here)
Method: (Takes 1hour 30minutes)
- Get a 9 by 13 inch dish and line it with foil with the shiny side up (make sure there are no wrinkles).
- Prepare the crushed mints by crushing and adding a bit of red food colouring, to give the crushed mints some pink colouring.
- Place some of the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl and melt over boiling hot water (ensure the water does not touch the bowl and wipe off any water droplets from the bottom when removing the bowl). Keep adding and stirring in more pieces as the chocolate melts, until all the dark chocolate has been added and melted.
- Add 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract into the melted dark chocolate and pour into the 9 by 13 inch dish tapping the the dish to ensure there are no air bubbles in the chocolate and making sure the chocolate is an even layer.
- Leave for 10 minutes at room temperature until nearly set.
- In the meantime add the white chocolate to a heatproof bowl and repeat process of melting. Once fully melted add 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract and stir. Pour on top of the dark chocolate layer (once the dark chocolate layer is nearly dry) repeating the tapping method to ensure the are no air bubbles.
- Sprinkle the crushed coloured mints quickly on top to ensure they set nicely on top of the chocolate.
- Set aside for up to an hour. Once fully set, slice and enjoy!
That really is it guys. It’s as simple as melting some chocolate and adding some coloured sweets on the top. The crushed Fox’s Glacier mints is a fabulous idea as the transparency of the sweet allows the food colouring to take hold but give it a pretty pinkish look (who doesn’t love pink?). If you want to recreate the exact taste I’m describing, I highly recommend using the chocolate I’ve mentioned above. Thank you to the person who gifted my sister these fabulous chocolates. I can honestly recommend them as the perfect gift idea for a mint chocolate lover. If you try this recipe please let me know how it goes and send pictures of your creations!
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