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White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Recipe

The Old Hen Bed & Breakfast

The inn is Christmas cozy. We’ve put up the Christmas tree, pulled out the comforting seasonal breakfast recipes and have started baking for our Christmas Cookie Crunch! You can click on the link above to find Christmas cookies and packaging ideas which we will continue to update for you. We’ve just started so be sure to visit back often!

Taste of Home
I am a cooking magazine and cookbook addict and my daughter is catching the bug too. She found these treats in a Taste of Home  Christmas edition and just had to make them for you. She adjusted them to her liking and came up with these pretty cookies to add to our Christmas Cookie Crunch fest!

Our favorite part came first… melting the white chocolate in a double boiler (make sure not to let even a dribble of water to mix into your chocolate!) The smell of this is Christmasy to me because my mom made white chocolate almond bark every year when we were kids. It quickly became one of my favorites.

While the white chocolate melts, place foil on a cookie sheet.

Smear – love it when verbs sound like the action “smeeeeaaaarrrrr” – the white chocolate onto the foiled pan. Then chill while you prepare the peppermint and red candy.

Place some candy canes in a baggie (let out air) and seal. Roll over with a rolling-pin until crushed.  Our Christmas Cookie Crunch just became very literal.

Net, melt one packages of red Wilton candy disks in the microwave about 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between cooking time until they are smooth and melted.

Stir in 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract.

Spread the red love all over the white chocolate evenly.

Ooooo… Ahhhhh….

Sprinkle the peppermint pretties all over the red chocolate layer! Then place candy in fridge to chill again until hard (about 10 minutes or so.)

Finally, carefully separate the candy from the foil. Easy peezy!

Break into small (or XXL in this case) pieces!

Hurry and take the picture before mom comes over & gets all particular about the lighting!

We’ve been serving these as our evening treat to our guests and they love them. Brittany even got a sincere compliment from her little brother – that is no small feat!

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