PLEASE BE MY VALENTINE: Peppermint Chocolate Bark
You won’t have to ask someone twice, “Will you be my Valentine?” With this sweet candy you’ll have a lot of, “Yes, Yes, Yes” responses.
This is not my photo -will take and post one as I make it again -for Valentine's Day.
- 2 c
- (or 12 ounces) chopped dark chocolate, or baking chips
- 2 c
- (or 12 ounces) chopped white chocolate, or baking chips
- 40 small peppermint candy canes (can use any hard, peppermint candy).
YOU WILL NEED THESE INGREDIENTS TO MAKE THIS PRETTY RED, WHITE AND CHOCOLATE BARK
The chocolate doesn't have to fill up the entire baking sheet; it will be broken up later anyway.
Don't worry if you don't cover it precisely to every edge.
Press down very slightly to ensure they stick. Place the baking sheet back in the refrigerator to set the chocolate (For approximately 30 minutes).
An estimate of the length of time it takes to melt the chocolate is about 1 minute for 1 ounce of chocolate, 3 minutes for 8 ounces of chocolate, 3.5 minutes for 1 pound of chocolate, and 4 minutes for 2 pounds. Operate the microwave in 30 second-1 minute increments, stirring in between and rotating the bowl if necessary.
Finish heating when most, but not all, of the chocolate is melted. Stir the chocolate continuously until it is smooth, shiny, and completely melted.
ALSO -you can melt the chocolate in a double -boiler, or in a bowl placed over a saucepan with simmering water. IMPORTANT: Don't get water in the bowl of chocolate -water makes it seize and won't work well!