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.


•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


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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