Is mint an acquired taste? Because I used to not like it. It just seems like I’m eating toothpaste and I’m kind of awkward thinking I’m chewing toothpaste instead of munching on mint infused goodies.
But that all changed December of 2005 when I tasted my first Mint Brownies from Starbucks. My life was never the same. I suddenly just want to taste every mint infused food there is. Peppermint candies, Mojitos, York Peppermint Patties, After Eight Mints. I am still dreaming of making my own Grasshopper Pie. I’m just looking for creme de menthe. I can’t find it anywhere I look. And, being a mint lover, one of the things that perpetually puzzles me is why Hershey’s would not bring York Peppermint Patties here in the Philippines. And because of that I am about to cry (just kidding).
Anyway, good thing there are ways to satisfy my mint craving with just few easy steps. Take this Peppermint Bark for example, got milk (or even dark, semi sweet) and white chocolate? And, got some peppermint candies? Then you can do this very easy Christmas treat! Ready?
Peppermint Bark Recipe
adapted from Joy of Baking
What we need:
300 grams milk chocolate (I have chocolate bars on hand that I had chopped)
300 grams white chocolate (there’s some white chocolate chips in the pantry I used)
Peppermint candies, as many as you want
(1) Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Melt milk chocolate.
(2) Spread evenly over the cookie sheet. Let it cool for a bit (for the impatient me, I placed it in the fridge for faster cooling)
(3) Melt white chocolate and spread over the cooled milk chocolate
(4) Crush the peppermint candies. It’s okay to sample a piece or two as I understand our concern for quality control 🙂
(5) While the white choclate is still warm, sprinkle the crushed candies over it.
Let it cool and chop as you desire after. I don’t want to kid myself, I want big chunks with lots of candy on top. I know you do, too 🙂
Right Santa? 🙂