Peppermint bark – the perfect project for Day 6 – it’s so easy!

Another day in A Pudbudder Holiday. Decided to report from the 6th Day of Christmas. This is on my agenda today. Crushing candy canes right now! Enjoy a little sweetness this holiday:)

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This is far one of the easiest ways to add a homemade flair to your holiday goody gifts. Although not a fan of making truffles or fudge, I found that this peppermint bark couldn’t be easier.

The ingredient list is simple:

Start with only the best quality white chocolate chips – I like Ghiradelli, crush some peppermint candy canes, add a little food coloring (optional) and peppermint extract.  Here are the quantities I use:2012-12-19 20.44.25

2 bags Ghiradelli white chocolate chips (11 oz each)

7 – 8 peppermint candy canes

1 tsp peppermint extract – or to your taste

Optional: a drop or two or red food coloring to add a richer color.

  1. Unwrap canes and break into chunks.  Place into a ziplock bag and hammer on a wooden cutting board until candy is crushed into pieces no larger than 1/4 inch.  Set aside for step 3.
  2. Melt chips…

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