Monday, November 8, 2010
Candy Cane Bark
OK, OK...I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet...& I know DD#2 & I complained to each other when we heard CHRISTmas music being played at Hobby Lobby last week. But...I just received my new L.L. Bean catalog w/the 1st of their Christmas stock added to the publication. One of the goodies I spied was an 'opportunity' to pay $16.95 (plus shipping) for a little 14oz box of Candy Cane Bark!
So, even though L.L. Bean is one of my very favorite companies, I just couldn't let the opportunity to save you money & fill your home w/yummy aromas during your CHRISTmas season pass us by!
Enjoy this recipe & don't forget to make plenty...double & triple this recipe to make some for your family AND to give as gifts.
Blessings from Ohio...Kim<>< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~12 oz. (2 c) dark chocolate; chopped up or use chips
~12 oz. (2 c) white chocolate; chopped up or use chips
~8-10 candy canes (6" - 8" are good)
~Unwrap candy canes & crunch w/a large mortar/pestle OR place them in a large zip-lock-type plastic bag & use a rolling pin to roll & crunch them up until they are as fine as you like. DO NOT crunch them into a powder!
~Line a cookie sheet w/aluminum foil.
~In a sauce pan, slowly & carefully melt your dark chocolate, stirring almost constantly.
~Pour melted chocolate onto the prepared cookie sheet & spread until about 1/8" thick. Chocolate will not spread to edges of cookie sheet & it doesn't have to be neat & uniform...remember, you'll be breaking this up, anyway.
~Place in frig to harden until your white chocolate is prepared.
~In a clean sauce pan, slowly & carefully melt the white chocolate, stirring almost constantly. Stir in all but about 1/4 of the crushed candy canes.
~Remove the pan of dark chocolate from frig; carefully pour/spread the white chocolate over the dark. Spread as evenly as possible.
~While the white chocolate is still wet, sprinkle the remaining broken candy canes over the top. Press lightly to make sure they stick.
~Place in frig for 30-45 minutes to harden.
~After it is hardened to your satisfaction, break into pieces w/your hands.
~Store in a cool place in an air-tight container or holiday tin lined w/waxed paper.