Peppermint bark makes a great holiday recipe. Dark or semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate, and crushed peppermint candies. What could be easier, or tastier?
It's also a perfect homemade holiday gift, and much cheaper when you make it yourself.
Step 1: Gather tools and ingredients
peppermint1 candy (Candy canes, sticks, whatever you can find that's cheap and tasty.)
1 pound chocolate (dark, semi-sweet, or milk)
1/2 pound white chocolate
food processor, blender, mortar and pestle, or bag and heavy whacking object
2 glass or metal pans, 9"x11" or larger
1Note that it doesn't have to be peppermint- this recipe works equally well with any hard candy, so peppermint haters should feel free to substitute spearmint, cinnamon, or fruit candies as taste and availability dictate.