Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Twelve Days of Goodies: Part VII

I crossed the threshold of the half-way point today when I made my peppermint bark. It is truly one of the easiest "candies" to make. The hardest part is unwrapping all the candy canes and crushing them up. I usually make it just using white chocolate, but this year I decided to add a layer of dark chocolate on the bottom. So, I started by melting my dark chocolate. I used one 14 oz. package of the chocolate wafers that you've certainly seen taking over your grocery store during the holidays. I spread it on my pan and let it cool and harden. I melted 2 14 oz. packages of white chocolate wafers and spread them over the dark. Then I sprinkled on the crushed up candy canes. I let it all cool in the fridge, then broke it into pieces. The only thing I should have done differently is not let the bottom layer of dark chocolate cool so much. I should have had the white chocolate melted and ready to spread soon after the dark chocolate was spread. Because I let it cool so much, the white chocolate and dark chocolate came right apart on some of the pieces. Oh, well. Next time I'll get it just right! It tastes fantastic, so that's all that really matters.

6 comments:

getto said...
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getto said...

Heck, just let the kids unwrap the candy canes. I know with mine the canes will get unwrapped and crushed at the same time.
I hope you are bringing some of this to the gathering on Friday. It sounds yummy.

The Dalai Mama said...

getto: Not only would they unwrap them, but I'm afraid they would lick all the red off! They'd leave me with a sticky, crunchy candy cane mess.

Inarticulate Fumblings said...

Mama, it's been three days since your last post. You're not getting lazy are you? (*whip cracking*) Get going! Christmas is but 11 days away! There are delicious vegan treats to be made! (ha, ha, ha...)

The Dalai Mama said...

IF: Dude, I totally hear you! I've been slacking a little this week, I think. Hell, I don't even know! Oh, and no more vegan treats to come! There will be goodies made this weekend. Probably three different things.

Valyna said...

OMG... I love peppermint bark! It's one of my favorite things about Christmas =) Yours looks fantastic!!