My 6 year old granddaughter discovered Peppermint Bark this year. She and I used this recipe to make our own. After reading many of the reviews and suggestions I decided to leave out the peppermint extract, as my granddaughter doesn't like things too minty. I also left out the oil. We used a combination of peppermint candy and candy canes. We shifted the powdered bits out of the crushed peppermints and mixed most of it in with the semi-sweet chocolate. We made a double batch and spread it thin in two pans. We added a little bit of the crushed peppermint on top of the semi-sweet chocolate and patted it in a bit. We let it sit at room temperature, about an hour later we melted the white chocolate, added the rest of the peppermint powder and a little bit of the crushed peppermints and spread it on top of the chocolate layer. I think if I had been doing this myself I might have been able to keep it from getting muddy, but with a 6 year old spreading the first pan wound up white with a light cocoa color swirled through it, the second pan was surprisingly less so but still muddy. We put the rest of the crushed peppermint on top, patted it down a bit, and put one in the freezer and one in the fridge. The next morning we took them out, turned them upside down on a dish towel and broke them into pieces. We had only a tiny bit of the white separate from the chocolate. The extra thin layers helped with both the breaking and eating. Turned out delicious! Will definitely be making again.
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My 6 year old granddaughter discovered Peppermint Bark this year. She and I used this recipe...