Peppermint Bark is a classic ultimate delectable chocolate confection served at the Christmas carnivals composed of crisp bites of minty crushed candy canes blend in two layers of melted semi-sweet white chocolate swirled on top of melted intense velvety dark chocolate.
The peppermint is a plant herbaceous perennial, stoloniferous , highly aromatic, which belongs to the family Labiatae, and to the genus Mentha. It is a hybrid between Mentha aquatica and spicata also known as Mentha viridis. The plant is native to Europe and the cultivation has spread throughout the world. Sometimes it is found in the wild state together with its species of origin.
Intense flavor, is rarely used in the kitchen where you prefer other species of mint; Peppermint is mostly used the essence in the preparation of beverages and confectionery products. Aromatherapy is recommended as a tonic of the nervous system, digestive system, the liver, of intestines to reduce the spasms and flatulence. It proves an effective expectorant , analgesic and antiseptic. It is used in cases of poor digestion, nausea, diarrhea, colds, flu, acne, sore teeth, migraine.
It is also used as a flavoring agent in pharmaceutical industry mouthwashes, toothpastes, teas, is antineuralgic and decongestant of the upper airways. The collection of mint is done when the plant is fully blossomed and brought in special distilleries, while for domestic use is dried in a cool and airy.
Prep Time: 30 mins ♥ Cook Time: 50 mins ♥ Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins ♥ Yield: 4 servings
Nutrition facts per serving: 180 calories, 4.6 grams fat
1 cup dark chocolate
1 cup white chocolate
1 cup candy canes
Line a large baking sheet with aluminium foil. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave and pour it into the pan. Put in refrigerator to cool for at least half an hour.
Put candy canes in a plastic bag and smash with a rolling pin or in a food processor. Melt in a metal bowl set over a pot of simmering water or in the microwave with white chocolate.
Take out the cooled chocolate. Spread the chopped white chocolate over it. Put in refrigerator to cool. Remove from refrigerator and cut or break into squares, triangles or whatever that may be.
Store in jars.
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