This year, I wanted to go a little more DIY with some of my Christmas gifts. So, I checked out some ideas online and came across Christmas Chocolates!
I actually found the recipe online. It was Paula Deen's Peppermint Bark recipe originally…but I put my own little twist on it.
NOTE: I didn't measure with pounds, teaspoons, or anything. I just sort of winged it, but they came out so beautifully! Also, this "recipe" made enough melted chocolate to totally fill ONE small chocolate mold tray plus 6 - 7 more molds. In total, I made 18 full bite-sized chocolates.
1. 1 pound of white chocolate chips
2. 1 drop of peppermint extract
3. 1 - 2 crushed candy canes
Here's what I did:
NOTE: On my first attempt, I tried to melt my white chocolate chips in the microwave. They actually turned out quite all right. For my second attempt, I tried melting it in a mug that sat in a pot of boiling water. I think that my most recent method was actually a lot better, as my chocolate was keep liquified longer than my microwaved attempt.
1. First, I poured my white chocolate chips into a mug.
2. I then put I dropped a little drop of my peppermint extract (which was green) into my white chocolate chips.
3. I mixed it around until it melted into a paste.
4. Then I sprayed my chocolate mold with some Pam (butter spray).
5. I crushed up my candy canes and sprinkled some into the molds.
6. Then I took my chocolate concoction and spooned it into the molds (no photo of the messiness that was is posted!).
7. After the molds were filled, I placed my tray into the fridge for about 2 hours.
8. and voilà!
Here is the outcome. My second attempt at peppermint chocolates came out pretty good. I think that the green color is actually a plus, as it quite matches the Christmasy vibe of the chocolates. ACTUALLY, I think it's hard to go wrong with this recipe as it is just melting white chocolates and adding peppermints/candy canes to the mix.