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Old 3 Dec 21, 08:27 PM  
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I made this last year and ended up eating it all myself as family didn't like it 🙈
1 question though, once choc was melted, how do you stop the choc going funny when you add the peppermint essence? Mine went weird and lumpy and I couldn't spread it on the dark choc. 😔
I just pop in the peppermint as quickly as I can , a quick turn with the spatula and pour and keep my fingers crossed it works 🙏
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I got candy canes from Aldi when I was getting the dark and white chocolate (30p per 100g bar).

Asda and Sainsbury's by me also have candy canes, but a bit more expensive than Aldi.
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Originally Posted by WIGGYSMUM View Post
I use 1 bar dark and 1 bar milk and melt together in a bowl over saucepan of water. When melted I spatula flat on grease proof paper and pop in the fridge to set.
Then I melt 2 bars of white and once melted add the peppermint to taste.
Then pour onto the set chocolate and scatter the candy canes ( really it’s however you would like to when it comes to breaking up)
Pop back in the fridge and break into pieces when set

Others may do it differently but this certainly goes down well for me and those who I may share the odd piece with 😂
This sounds like a lovely recipe. I might try the mixing of dark and milk chocolate.

For mine I used all dark, melted it and then spread it on a baking sheet and popped it in the freezer for 10 mins. Then melted the white chocolate and added the peppermint. Spread that over the top of the dark add the crushed candy canes and then chill for an hour before breaking.

I'd read mixed reports about whether freezing the melted chocolate was a good idea or not, but it worked find for me and obviously much speedier if you need the peppermint bark in a hurry.
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This sounds like a lovely recipe. I might try the mixing of dark and milk chocolate.

For mine I used all dark, melted it and then spread it on a baking sheet and popped it in the freezer for 10 mins. Then melted the white chocolate and added the peppermint. Spread that over the top of the dark add the crushed candy canes and then chill for an hour before breaking.

I'd read mixed reports about whether freezing the melted chocolate was a good idea or not, but it worked find for me and obviously much speedier if you need the peppermint bark in a hurry.

Thanks Goldia , I use a mix as I love all dark but the little people find it a bit too bitter so I just mix now and it passes the taste test 😉

I’ve never thought to freeze so may give that a go 👍🏻
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Originally Posted by Mrs Red C View Post
I made this last year and ended up eating it all myself as family didn't like it 🙈
1 question though, once choc was melted, how do you stop the choc going funny when you add the peppermint essence? Mine went weird and lumpy and I couldn't spread it on the dark choc. 😔
Adding any liquid to melted chocolate can cause it to seize(go lumpy & hard) so you need to add very small amounts maybe one drop at at time. Another option is to add the essence while melting the chocolate rather than after but it’s quite hard to judge flavour that way
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Adding any liquid to melted chocolate can cause it to seize(go lumpy & hard) so you need to add very small amounts maybe one drop at at time. Another option is to add the essence while melting the chocolate rather than after but it’s quite hard to judge flavour that way
Thanks, I may give it another go 🤞🤞
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I thought I'd have a trail run go at making some for gifts using a snowflake mould I brought in aldi last week.
I think they turned out pretty good though next time I'll add some more crushed candycanes - I stirred them into the melted white chocolate which give a lovely smooth finish but was a bit hard to judge how much I needed to add

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I thought I'd have a trail run go at making some for gifts using a snowflake mould I brought in aldi last week.
I think they turned out pretty good though next time I'll add some more crushed candycanes - I stirred them into the melted white chocolate which give a lovely smooth finish but was a bit hard to judge how much I needed to add

These look beautiful
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I thought I'd have a trail run go at making some for gifts using a snowflake mould I brought in aldi last week.
I think they turned out pretty good though next time I'll add some more crushed candycanes - I stirred them into the melted white chocolate which give a lovely smooth finish but was a bit hard to judge how much I needed to add

WOW! They are gorgeous 😍
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Originally Posted by mandco View Post
I thought I'd have a trail run go at making some for gifts using a snowflake mould I brought in aldi last week.
I think they turned out pretty good though next time I'll add some more crushed candycanes - I stirred them into the melted white chocolate which give a lovely smooth finish but was a bit hard to judge how much I needed to add

Wow the snowflakes ❄️ look amazing what a great idea🤗
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