Essential Oil Recipe: Gourmet Peppermint Bark

Essential Oil Recipe: Gourmet Peppermint Bark


by Melanie & Matthew Clark - Copyright Share

With holiday parties and festivities on the scene, this refreshing treat is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! What's the secret ingredient? Peppermint of course! But, that's not all, there's another hidden delight found within every bite.

Ingredients:

•1 pound white chocolate chopped (do not use chips)
•1 peppermint log or 1 (7.5 oz) package hard peppermint candies
•2 cups puffed rice cereal
•3-5 drops peppermint essential oil
•1/4 cup dark chocolate chopped

Directions:

1.Spray pizza pan or unrimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; cover with wax paper
2.Place candies in a doubled reusable plastic bag & seal
3.Using a rolling pin or meat hammer, crush candies into small pieces
4.Place white chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth (4-6 min.) or melt in microwave at 50% power in 1 min.-30 sec. increments, check often and stir until all melted
5.Remove from heat & stir in peppermint oil
6.Add rice cereal & peppermint candies (can reserve a little to sprinkle over top to decorate after)
7.Pour mixture onto prepared pan/baking sheet; using a spatula, spread evenly to a 1/4 inch thickness
8.Melt & drizzle dark chocolate over the top
9.Cool in a cool place until firm
10.Peel off wax paper, breaking bark into 2-inch pieces
11.Store in an airtight container in a cool place up to 1 week

Please don't use any essential oil internally unless specified on the bottle!

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