Very recently - yesterday? -- some dear, active member showed us two chocolate cookie recipes in Bob Appetit. This afternoon I mixed up a batch of Chocolate Mint Cookies. The dough is cooling in the 'fridge.
While opening a bottle of peppermint extract I saw a candy recipe on the back of the box.
Of course, I stirred that up too. .... lol. It's delicious.
Many thanks to sent me on this mint trail :-)
DOUBLE PEPPERMINT BARK
1 Pkg. (12 OZ) White Baking Chips
1 tsp. Pure Peppermint Extract
8 to 10 drops Red or Green Food Color (optional)
1/2 cup crushed Peppermint or Candy Canes
Microwave chips in large microwavable bowl on HI
1 1/2 to 2 minutes until almost melted. Stir in mint
extract ... stir until chips are completely melted and
mixture is smooth.
Spread on foil-lined large baking sheet to 1/4" thickness.
Using a wooden skewer, swirl food color through bark.
Sprinkle with crushed candies, pressing lightly into bark
Refrigerate 10 minutes or until set. Break into irregular
pieces to serve. Store in covered container at cool room temp.
I left out food color and stirred the crush candy canes directly into the melted
white chips ... sprinkled extra crushed canes on top.
Next time I make it I'll add a touch more peppermint extract.