Monday, December 5, 2011

GF Peppermint Bark

My nephew started a baking blog.  I shared a couple of his recipes when he was here visiting.  His first blog recipe is Polygonal Peppermint Bark.  After hearing how wonderful it was, I embarked on my own journey to create a gluten free candy/dessert. I love mint, and thought a layer of dark chocolate would be delightful with the white chocolate. I have one daughter who does not like mint, so I tried not to make it too minty. If I was making this for myself, I'd add a bit more mint.

9 oz. Bakers Premium White Chocolate
1 Bag Ghiradelli Dark or Semi Sweet Chocolate
4 tsp. shortening, divided
2 tsp. peppermint extract
1/2-3/4 cup crushed candy canes

Line 9 x 13 inch pan with non stick foil or parchment paper.  Place dark chocolate in glass dish and melt in microwave.  I have a setting to melt chocolate and used that.  Do not overheat.  Stir frequently to avoid burning.  Stir in 2 tsp. peppermint extract.  Spread in pan.  Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to harden.

Melt white chocolate as you did the dark.  You can add more peppermint if desired, but I left the white layer plain.  Spread over dark chocolate.  Sprinkle crushed candy canes over the top.  Place in refrigerator to harden.  Can be broken or cut into pieces for serving.

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