DIY Christmas Gifts – Idea #5

Peppermint Bark Recipe|
I’ve always enjoyed Peppermint bark around the holidays. Instead of buying it this year, I decided to make some of my own using my mini muffin tin as a mold. Peppermint bark is really simple to make and takes less than 30 minutes, including time in the freezer. It’s also another great homemade Christmas gift idea.Peppermint Bark Recipe| Sprightliest.comPeppermint Bark Recipe|

Peppermint Bark Recipe – Idea #5

Yield: I got 21 peppermint bark bites from using my mini muffin tin.
10 Ounces Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips (could also use dark chocolate, or semisweet)
4 Candy Canes
4 Drops of Peppermint Oil (or 1/2 Teaspoon Peppermint Extract)
-Line a mini muffin pan with cupcake liners (you could also use a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper)
-Unwrap candy canes and place them in a plastic bag. Use a hammer or meat cleaver to break the candy canes into small pieces.
-Place half of the chocolate chips (5 ounces) in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat for another 15 seconds and stir until melted. (add more time in 15 seconds increments if needed until the chocolate is melted.)
-Stir in the peppermint oil.
-Pour about a teaspoon of the melted chocolate into each cupcake liner. Tap the pan on the counter top to smooth the chocolate. Place in the freezer.
-Melt the other 5 ounces of chocolate. Stir in half of the crushed candy canes.
-Remove the mini muffin pan from the freezer and pour about a teaspoon of the melted chocolate into each cupcake liner.
-Top with the remaining crushed peppermint. Lightly press into the chocolate.
-Place back in the freezer for 15 minutes.
-Remove from the freezer and store in an airtight container.Peppermint Bark Recipe|

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