peppermint bark. it never appealed to me before. but then i got this wild idea to whip up chocolate peppermint cupcakes. and all the recipes i saw had crushed mints on top. i didn’t like that at all. i mean who wants to bite into a soft, moist, delicious cupcake and then crunch down on hard, painful mints?! not i, my friend. not i.
so i thought, if i make peppermint bark, i can break it up into little pieces, stick a piece in the frosting, and then when you eat the cupcake, you have a bit of candy to enjoy as well. now doesn’t that sound like a much better plan? i thought so too.
i found this super simple peppermint bark recipe on food.com. as soon as i read that this was a copycat recipe of Williams Sonoma peppermint bark (that costs $26/lb), i knew it would be a winner. (whowouldeverpaythatmuchforcandy????)
if you have a bag of chocolate chips, a bag & a half of white chips, peppermint extract & some candy canes, you’re in business. and seriously, everyone is so impressed that i made peppermint bark. and i just chuckle to myself because this was like a recipe that those people on ‘worst cooks in america’ could follow. for reals, people. so go make some, and impress someone. i know you can.***