Have you had the peppermint bark at William's Sonoma? It's to die for! It always such a big hit with my family that I decided to try my own version. Last week, my sister took her boards exams in Tampa, so we spent the night at a hotel there. Since we don't get the Food Network at home, we totally binged! Ina Garden did this special in London visiting all these fun food places and then recreating some of the food at home. I died when she went to the chocolatier and made chocolate lollipops! I knew I had to make my own!
I decided to kill two birds with one stone and make peppermint bark lollipops! They turned out so pretty that I ended up wrapping them and using them as gifts! And they're so easy to make, I have a feeling that I'll making these very often!
- 8 oz white chocolate chips
- 1 bar of good quality white chocolate - shredded
- 8 oz milk chocolate chips
- Crushed Candy cane
- For the White Chocolate: Place all the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
- Microwave for 30 and take out an stir with a rubber spatula. Place back into the microwave for 30 seconds and stir again. Repeat until all of the chocolate is melted.
- Add in shredded chocolate and stir until everything is melted. Let the chocolate cool to room temp.
- For the Milk Chocolate: Fill a sauce pan with water and bring the water to a boil. Cover with either a stainless bowl or a heat safe glass bowl (you want the bowl to sit just above the water)
- Add chocolate and stir constantly until the chocolate is melted.
- For the Lollipops: using a tablespoon, spoon the milk chocolate onto parchment paper. Then spoon on the white chocolate. Place a lollipop stick in the middle and turn slightly so the stick is covered.
- Sprinkle with peppermint pieces (or topping of choice) and let the lollipops cool.
- Before peeling stick them in the fridge or the freezer for a couple minutes.
- You want to use good quality chocolate because the better the chocolate, the better the results.
- To make peppermint pieces, I placed peppermint candy canes in a small Ziploc bag and place in a larger Ziploc and run over with a rolling pin.