Since it's nearly Christmas there really is no better time to make yourself some festive treats. I've been really busy since arriving back in England but these white chocolate and candy cane treats are so quick and easy to make. I whipped them up yesterday. It is after all the one time of year where over-indulging is actually expected! You can also package these up nicely and give them away as homemade gifts, you're friends will love you for it!
There isn't really a recipe, I just adapted it from something else I'd made before. All you need is white chocolate (melt it down in the microwave for 2 minutes) and candy canes (which are surprisingly difficult to find in England but if you're living in America it should be much easier). Smash the candy canes up inside a plastic bag to make small fragments.
Put the candy cane pieces into a strainer and sift into the white chocolate. This means you only get the smallest pieces in the mixture.
Mix it together thoroughly to get an even distribution of the peppermint pieces.
Next you need to tip the mix out onto a cookie sheet lined with greaseproof paper. Sprinkle the larger pieces of the candy canes on top of the chocolate. Then, put the whole lot into the fridge for about 15 minutes or until it has set.
Take it out and break it into large chunks then try not to eat it all at once!
I actually decided to do this version after I made a Festive Chocolate Treat with pistachios and cranberries for a guest post I did for the lovely Daryl at Roots, Wings, and Other Things. The recipe and method for it (with lots of pictures) is on there from later today. So make sure you go check it out! Here's how it looks, it tastes just as good as you imagine!
|Pistachio and Cranberry Chocolate Bark - Check out the link above for my guest post about this.|
|Packaged up nicely as a DIY Homemade Christmas Gift.|
Not long until Christmas now, I'm getting excited, are you?