So I want to first start out by apologizing for my extended absence. Life got busy and I have had a really hard time finding new recipes to try. That hasn't changed, but this is one of my favorite recipes and I make it a lot during the holidays, so I decided to post it. This one is so incredibly easy too, and truly only takes about 10 minutes to make, and then it just has to sit for an hour. At first glance it will look like a lot, but that's just because I tend to be a little wordy.
The ingredients are very simple:
1 bag white chocolate morsels
A little olive oil
I put the peppermints in a small Ziploc baggy. I try and do both green and red peppermints because I personally think it looks prettier, but you can use all of whatever color you want. Then the fun part. I grab a hammer, go out to my back porch, lay down the bag and break up the peppermints. You want to have a little bit of powder, and then a lot of pieces about 1/4 the original candy.
Now put the wax paper over a small cookie sheet. Put the morsels in a microwaveable bowl, and pour the olive oil on top. I've never measured this part, but its probably about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Microwave for 30 seconds, mix, and microwave another 30 seconds. Keep doing this in 30 second intervals until it is all melted.
This part is optional. I do this because it makes the bark more minty throughout. Grab a sifter, and use it to sprinkle the powdery part of the peppermints into the melted morsels. Stir this well to get the minty flavor throughout.
Now you pour the melted morsels onto the wax paper on the cookie sheet. Spread for desired thickness. Sprinkle the peppermints on top, pushing the larger pieces down a little so they stay in place.
Refrigerate for 1 hour, then just break into pieces and put in your favorite holiday tin.
I love having these with coffee; either melting it in the cup, or just eating as I drink.
I hope this is easy enough and that people try it. This is the first recipe I suggest when someone wants something easy to make for the holidays.