12.19.2011

Secret Recipe Club: Peppermint Bliss Bark

It's the third Monday of the month, and you know what that means! Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day! Our assigned blog this month was The Weekend Gourmet by Wendy from Texas. The Weekend Gourmet features tons of festive recipes for every occasion, from the big game to National Brownie Day to the holidays. Wendy also offers giveaways very often, so check out her great blog for recipe ideas or for the chance to win a prize!


In the spirit of Christmas, we decided to make Wendy's original Peppermint Bliss Bark to include in our treat packages that will be going out to friends and neighbors. This recipe was so easy to make and turned out a delicious bite filled with plenty of different textures and flavors - chocolate, peppermint, oreo cookie and marshmallows. Blissful indeed! We followed Wendy's directions but used fewer peppermint pieces. Our version of her recipe is below. Make this stuff! It's delish!

Peppermint Bliss Bark
from The Weekend Gourmet

Ingredients:
1 12-ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup mini-marshmallows
1 cup mini-Oreo cookies
1/2 cup chopped peppermint candies
4 ounces white chocolate

Melt chocolate chips in a double-boiler or very carefully in the microwave. Place marshmallows, cookies and 1/4 cup peppermint candies in a large bowl. Fold in the melted chocolate and gently mix until everything is combined. Lay a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet and spread the mixture onto the paper. Melt the white chocolate in a double-boiler or very carefully in the microwave. Drizzle the white chocolate over the semi-sweet chocolate bark and sprinkle with remaining peppermint pieces. Chill the bark in the refrigerator (or outside if it's cold enough!) for an hour so it hardens. Cut into pieces and store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve/share/eat.


Gather your ingredients

Melt your chocolate


Mix it all together


Melt your white chocolate


Spread it all out on a parchment-lined baking sheet


Cut and serve!




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12 comments:

Eliotseats said...

I enjoy Wendy's site too. What a great holiday recipe pick for December's SRC. Hope you have a great holiday!

Brooks at Cakewalker said...

Thank you for the introduction to Wendy's site...the Peppermint Bliss Bark looks divine and certain to add festive cheer to the season. Happy Holidays to you & yours!

Tiffany said...

Peppermint bark is always a favorite of mine! Nice twist to this with the Oreos.

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

That peppermint bark looks really good. Oreos put it right over the top! Very festive and inviting.

Steph said...

Oh my gosh! Now this is what I call a holiday treat!

Wendy said...

Great job...isn't this bark so yummy? I'm so glad you picked this recipe from my blog to feature in here...and thanks for your kind words. Love meeting food bloggers via SRC!!

Anne@frommysweetheart said...

I love the addition of oreos and marshmallows to this bark! It just kicks peppermint bark up a notch! How nice of you to make treat packages...I wish I were your neighbor! Great post! : )

Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } said...

WOW - now that is drool worthy bark. Wendy has a great blog with wonderful recipes. You did a great job. Glad to be part of SRC with you. Happy Holidays!!

Jessica said...

Ah peppermint and bark, two of my favorite holiday treats! This looks fabulous. Beautiful colors and it just looks heavenly. Happy Holidays and keep cooking/making these amazing treats!!

Rhonda said...

Chocolate and mint...perfect holiday food. SRC is da'bomb, oh yeah, & I buzzed you too.

Kiri W. said...

Wow, the colors on this fudge are gorgeous! I'm not really a huge fan of peppermint, but it looks great!

Anonymous said...

I made this last night- came out delicious except I couldn't get the white chocolate to melt in the microwave- tried it twice, and then just wound up omitting it from the recipe. Would have been great if you had included specifics on how best to melt white chocolate, I've read on other sites just now that it's hard to do.....