I bought this peppermint bark mould from Lakeland in the January sale and have had to wait until now to use it! I had a group of four schoolfriends, plus two husbands and two children, over for a pre-Christmas get-together and I thought it would be nice to give them edible gifts as going home presents, as it meant I got to try out some festive recipes!
This mould is really easy to use and it has instructions on the back. What I would point out though is that it says to melt 100g of chocolate - I think this must be for one piece of bark and the mould you can see allows you to make two at once, as I needed just under 200g of chocolate to fill both.
First melt some milk or plain chocolate, pour into the silicon moulds and leave to set in the fridge.
Meanwhile bash up some candy canes - I used two per piece of bark. When the dark chocolate has set, melt some white chocolate and spread over the top, and sprinkle over the crushed candy cane pieces. Return to the fridge to set.
It's easy to remove the chocolate from the moulds Here you can see both sides - the 'merry Christmas' wording is very clear on the chocolate side, and the candy cane side looks very pretty.
I packaged them up in some festive gift bags I got from Amazon and tied them with ribbon. I think they look quite cute!
I'm hosting Alphabakes this month (it's Ros from the More Than Occasional Baker's turn again next month) and the letter is X. We are allowing Christmas recipes so I'm including this peppermint bark.
|I'm also sharing this peppermint bark with Treat Petite, hosted by Kat at the Baking Explorer and Stuart at Cakeyboi, as they also have a Christmas theme this month.|
Finally I'm sending these to Tea Time Treats; hosted by Karen at Lavender and Lovage and Jane at the Hedgecombers, it has a lovely theme this month of glitter, sprinkles and shiny stuff. The crushed candy canes sprinkled on top look quite glittery!