- Eat it plain. (Of course.)
- Stir a piece into a mug of hot cocoa to add mint flavor and extra chocolate richness
- Chop some up and scatter them on top of brownies just out of the oven
- Use it as an ice cream topping
- Substitute chopped peppermint bark for chocolate chips in chocolate chip cookies
Since folks seem to love regular peppermint bark so much, I thought I would try my hand at a variation, and came up with Crunchy Peppermint Bark. As the name might imply, it's peppermint bark...with a crunchy twist. Crispy rice cereal is stirred into the bottom chocolate layer to produce a bark that is both lighter than the original, yet somehow more chunky and substantial as well. If you're a fan of crunchy candy bars, you have to try this recipe!
Today's last candy isn't a peppermint bark (like, at all) but it does feature the same chocolate and peppermint flavors. Peppermint Chocolate Spoons are chocolate-covered spoons sprinkled with crushed candy canes. They're delicious when used to stir coffee or hot cocoa, and make a great holiday gift. I like using dark chocolate, but you can substitute milk or white chocolate, or use a variety of different chocolates for a beautiful assortment.
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