Word on the street is Costco carries a really amazing Peppermint Bark. Has anybody ever tried it? Kara told me they give it as samples around the holidays. (mental note!) I’ve never tried it myself, but since discovering how simple bark is and how many ways we can switch it up, we’ve been making it all the time! In fact…today we made Saltine Bark, which is almost the same as the Pretzel Bark, except with saltines. It was delish! So naturally we wanted to try and recreate Costco’s Peppermint Bark.
This was my favorite bark that we’ve made thus far. I think the chocolate-mint combo is addicting. Also, it’s festive and it’s perfect for wrapping up and giving as little gifts to co-workers, friends and family–inexpensive, thoughtful and CHOCOLATE!
Make sure you check back on Wednesday to see what we created with the leftover peppermint bark!
12 ounces milk chocolate chips
12 ounces white chocolate chips (we used white chocolate wafers)
20 (or so) Starlight mints, crushed
Line an 11×17 inch baking sheet with aluminum foil. Set aside.
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until it is smooth and melted all the way through. Spread evenly on prepared baking sheet. If you want a thick bark, don’t spread the chocolate as thinly. Ours didn’t quite reach the edges of the pan. Freeze for about 20 minutes, or until set.
Meanwhile, crush the Starlight mints and set aside. Melt the milk chocolate chips just as you did with the white chocolate chips. Spread the melted milk chocolate over the hardened white chocolate layer. Sprinkle with crushed mints. Freeze until hardened. Break into pieces and store in the refrigerator.
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