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Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Bark

November/December 2013

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With just a few simple steps, you can transform plain chocolate into a divine treat with this chocolate bark recipe. We stir chopped peppermint candies and chocolate-covered espresso beans into this chocolate bark, which is perfect for a gift.


Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Bark

Makes: 3 dozen 1 1/2-inch pieces

Serving Size: 1 1/2-inch piece

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (or chips)
  • 30 peppermint candies, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chocolate-covered espresso beans, coarsely chopped

Preparation

  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. (Take care to avoid wrinkles.)
  2. Place chocolate in a medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. (Alternatively, place in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until melted.)
  3. Combine candy and espresso beans in a small bowl. Stir half of the mixture into the melted chocolate. Scrape the chocolate onto the foil and spread it into a 9-inch square. Sprinkle with the remaining candy mixture, pressing any large bits in. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.
  4. Transfer the bark and foil to a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate airtight for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition

Per piece: 60 calories; 3 g fat (2 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrates; 6 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 1 g fiber; 0 mg sodium; 0 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat


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Recipe Categories

Health & Diet Considerations
Gluten free
Diabetes appropriate
Low carbohydrate
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Servings
8 or more
Preparation/ Technique
Microwave
Meal/Course
Dessert
Season
Fall
Winter
Style/Theme
Vegetarian
Type of Dish
Desserts, chocolate
Ethnic/Regional
American
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