Lori's Peppermint Slabs:
- 12 ounces Baker's Sweet Chocolate
- 12 ounces vanilla flavored white melting chocolate
- 8 candy canes, crushed
- Carefully melt Baker's Sweet chocolate over a double boiler, stirring frequently
- Meanwhile, line an 8 inch round cake pan with parchment paper and place some heavy objects in it to weigh it down and force the parchment paper in place
- Once all the chocolate is melted and looks smooth, remove from heat and pour into prepared cake pan
- While chocolate layer is setting, melt the white chocolate in the same way over a double boiler
- Meanwhile, place the 8 candy canes (unwrapped) in a plastic bag and crush them (I used the flat side of a meat tenderizer)
- Sift the contents of the plastic bag so as to separate the bigger candy cane "chunks" from the "dust."
- Once the white chocolate is melted and smooth, remove from heat and mix in the larger candy cane pieces, till the mixture resembles cottage cheese
- Pour the white chocolate-candy mixture on top of the chocolate layer in the cake pan. Its best to still have the chocolate layer a little "malleable" (not quite set) so that the white and chocolate layers can blend together a bit so they stick together better.
- Sprinkle the candy cane "dust" over the top. This gives the slabs a nice shiny luminescence!
- Then allow mixture to cool and set (takes about 30 minutes in the refrigerator)
- Once the mixture is set, remove from pan by lifting up parchment paper, turn over and peel parchment paper off of the bottom (very easy)
- Next cut the slabs into desired shapes or sizes. Keeps very well in a cool, dry area for several weeks.
A few side notes. If you wish to make this thinner and more like a true bark, you could use less chocolate (probably about 8 ounces of both white and regular, versus 12 ounces) or you could use a larger pan, thus requiring a thinner spreading. Either way, these peppermint treats are delicious and are sure to be a hit at any holiday gathering! Put them in a cute little Christmas tin with some pretty parchment paper and you've got a great gift!