Our Christmas Day yesterday was amazing!
We woke up around 9am and kicked off the morning with cereals (that we don’t normally eat), appropriately coupled with mimosas 🙂
While Himself was busy making movie selections, I decided to whip up a bit of a treat for us before we got too busy with cooking our Christmas dinner!
I call this (are you ready?!) “Peppermint Dolly’s Chocolate and Peppermint Christmas Bark” (I am so proud of how long that title is – enjoy saying it when you’re tiddly over your own Christmas dinners this year!)
This is exceedingly easy to make – hence why I decided to whip it up on a whim
Cadbury’s Giant Milk Chocolate Buttons (350g)
Peppermint Candy Canes (I used 30 mini Candy Canes, so if you have full sized ones, use 15)
Get everything ready
Put all the chocolate buttons into a glass bowl
Melt them (see I told you, there really isn’t anything to this at all!). If you go the microwave route, do it in 30 second increments and once it’s nearly done, reduce to 10 second increments. If you prefer to melt your chocolate in a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water, you’ll be standing over it anyway so less risk of it burning – but make sure you don’t burn yourself – you’re precious goods!
Once your chocolate is ready, pour it all out onto a piece of greaseproof paper and (try really hard not to throw your head back and eat all the chocolate before it gets to the paper)
Spread the chocolate out into a rectangular shape (or whatever shape you’d like really!) and put to one side for a moment
Place your candy canes into a plastic bag, twist closed, get your trusty rolling pin and gently break up the canes. Some will turn to dust instantly, that’s ok, they’ll be usable, but don’t go too nuts as you’ll want some larger pieces too
^ It should look something like this. Take a handful and sprinkle over the chocolate to your hearts content!
You want to lick the screen don’t you? Me too – this is why we’re friends 🙂
Whack it in the fridge for at least 30mins, but really, the longer the better
Guess what we do next?
Bonjour Monsieur Rolling Pin!!
(or you know, for safety you could always just snap it apart – whichever tickles your fancy really!)
I like to stack’em high and dole out as presents too – we had far to much for just two people by the time I was done (Himself greatly disagrees), so it made a sweet little addition to a friends Christmas pressie, all you need do is put some pieces into a small bag and tie with a ribbon, et voilà!
As this post is already FAR too long, I shall love you and leave you, but rest assured you’ll be getting some lovely Christmas dinner foodie snaps headed your way very soon!
Oh go on then, one more look
A post on chocolate can never be too long! I’m going to have to experiment with this – I’m thinking fudge pieces, dime bar (rolling pinned of course!), marshmallows – YUM! Glad you had such a great Christmas Day!
Haha! Thanks Laura! Definitely, there’s endless options here, I was thinking a ‘Fruit & Nut’ combo would go down well – especially with my Mom!
This is such a quick, easy and versatile recipe. Thanks for the inspiration, I will definitely play around with different ingredients.
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Yumm – looks so delicious and festive!