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Peppermint Bark and Dark Chocolate Almond Kisses

Peppermint Bark and Dark Chocolate Almond Kisses by 2sistersrecipes.com

Peppermint Bark and Dark Chocolate Almond Kisses.  Peppermint bark and dark chocolate almond kisses are the perfect last minute Christmas treat! We love making chocolate bark for Christmas.  Chocolate barks are the easiest thing to throw together, and every year the peppermint bark has become a signature in ringing in the season!

Like all barks, simply melt chocolate, then pour over parchment paper (like little pancakes or disks), freeze to harden, then repeat with white chocolate and top with bits of peppermint candies.  So simple!  You’ll love making these every year!

When making the bark, it’s always best to use good quality chocolate.  I only used half a package of the bittersweet chips to make the barks, and the other half to make some chocolate almond kisses.

I didn’t add any extract or oil with mine, I felt the crushed peppermint candy bits offered the perfect amount of cool flavor of mint.

I even made a few extra barks with an assortment of mixed nuts and raisins on top.  So much fun!  You can make an assortment of barks by adding almost anything your heart desires, pretzels, nuts, and even dried fruits.

 

I decided to make some petite chocolate almond kisses at the same time as well.  They are little melted chocolate drops (about the size of my thumb) topped with an almond, my favorite!

 

Chocolates make the sweetest little Christmas gifts, don’t they?

And, everyone LOVES receiving them during the holidays!  For more gift-giving ideas, check out our Easy Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

Hope you get to make this Peppermint Bark and Dark Chocolate Almond Kisses this weekend and share the love!  Have a great weekend everyone!

 

 

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Peppermint Bark and Dark Chocolate Almond Kisses

  • 1 (10 ounce) Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate morsels (60% cacao), divided
  • 1 (12 ounce) white morsel chips
  • 6 to 8 peppermint candies, crushed
  • 3/4 cup natural almonds
  • optional: 1/4 cup mixed nuts and raisins
  • parchment paper


For Peppermint Bark
First, carefully crush the candies while still wrapped.
Unwrap the candies and set aside.

Using a double boiler,  bring water to a low simmer, about one inch.  Place the smaller pot or bowl on top.  Pour 1 cup ( half the package) of bittersweet chocolate.  Gently stir with a spatula to melt chocolate. Remove from stove.

Place a sheet of parchment paper onto a baking sheet or large tray.  Using a spoon, carefully pour a small amount of melted chocolate onto parchment paper. Gently spread in a circular motion with a back of the spoon, into a mini pancake size.  Continue until chocolate is completed.

Place into freezer to harden, about 20 minutes.

Repeat, melting the entire package of white chocolate. Here you will have to work quickly before white chocolate hardens. When ready, remove the tray with chocolate disks from freezer.  Use a teaspoon, pour a small amount of white chocolate over each chocolate disk, flatten and quickly sprinkle on top with bits of peppermint candies.

Place them into the refrigerator to chill and harden for about 20 to 30 minutes. Place in air-tight containers. Refrigerate up to 2 weeks.

Yields: 16 to 17 peppermint bark disks

Dark Chocolate Almond Kisses

Repeat and melt the remaining bittersweet chocolate, about 1 cup.
Drop very small amounts (about 1/2 teaspoon) onto parchment paper.  Place one almond on top of each and gently press down to set it into the chocolate.  Chill and store in air-tight container.

Yields:  50 to 53 almond kisses

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Peppermint bark and dark chocolate almond kisses are the perfect last minute Christmas treat! We love making chocolate bark for Christmas. Chocolate barks are the easiest thing to throw together, and very year the peppermint bark has become a signature in ringing in the season!
Ingredients
  • 1 (10 ounce) Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate morsels (60% cacao), divided
  • 1 (12 ounce) white morsel chips
  • 6 to 8 peppermint candies, crushed
  • ¾ cup natural almonds
  • optional: ¼ cup mixed nuts and raisins
  • parchment paper
Instructions
For Peppermint Bark
  1. First, carefully crush the candies while still wrapped.
  2. Unwrap the candies and set aside.
  3. Using a double boiler, bring water to a low simmer, about one inch. Place the smaller pot or bowl on top. Pour 1 cup ( half the package) of bittersweet chocolate. Gently stir with a spatula to melt chocolate. Remove from stove.
  4. Place a sheet of parchment paper onto a baking sheet or large tray. Using a spoon, carefully pour a small amount of melted chocolate onto parchment paper. Gently spread in a circular motion with a back of the spoon, into a mini pancake size. Continue until chocolate is completed.
  5. Place into freezer to harden, about 20 minutes.
  6. Repeat, melting the entire package of white chocolate. Here you will have to work quickly before white chocolate hardens. When ready, remove the tray with chocolate disks from freezer. Use a teaspoon, pour a small amount of white chocolate over each chocolate disk, flatten and quickly sprinkle on top with bits of peppermint candies.
  7. Place them into the refrigerator to chill and harden for about 20 to 30 minutes. Place in air-tight containers. Refrigerate up to 2 weeks.
  8. Yields: 16 to 17 peppermint bark disks
Dark Chocolate Almond Kisses
  1. Repeat and melt the remaining bittersweet chocolate, about 1 cup.
  2. Drop very small amounts (about ½ teaspoon) onto parchment paper. Place one almond on top of each and gently press down to set it into the chocolate. Chill and store in air-tight container.
  3. Yields: 50 to 53 almond kisses

Looking for more Bark ideas?  Try our S’mores Dark Chocolate Bark

Are you ready for the Christmas? Need to wrap or do some last minute shopping ?  Maybe Baking Cookies?  And just in case you need a last minute easy cookie idea, try our Snow Ball Christmas Cookies, they’re quick to make and bake in 10 minutes. 

Whatever y’all doing today, we want to wish you and your families a very Blessed Christmas!     

ENJOY!!  and be sure to follow us in Instagram and Pinterest!  …. thanks for stopping by!

Buon Natale and Merry Christmas!!

xo Anna and Liz

Peppermint Bark & Dark Chocolate Almond Kisses by 2sistersrecipes.com

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Sara B
    December 24, 2013 at 1:49 am

    Love the almond kisses idea! I'll be making them tomorrow afternoon. Thanks!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      December 24, 2013 at 3:35 am

      Hi Sara! Thanks for leaving a comment! So glad you 'll be making these chocolates! Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas!!

  • Reply
    Sandra Favre-Byles
    December 25, 2018 at 12:07 am

    These look so festive! I especially love the ones with dried fruit and nuts on top! I’m going to try those for the New Year since I already made chocolate truffles for Christmas! Thank you for such a lovely idea!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      December 26, 2018 at 7:08 pm

      You are so welcome Sandra! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  • Reply
    Sandra Favre-Byles
    December 25, 2018 at 12:08 am

    P.S.
    HAPPY CHRISTMAS! Have a wonderful day!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      December 26, 2018 at 7:08 pm

      Merry Christmas Sandra!!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      January 2, 2019 at 11:10 pm

      Thank you Sandra!!

  • Reply
    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    December 26, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    I like the fruit and nut ones, they would be a nice hostess gift anytime of the year. I hope Christmas was everything you both wanted it to be.

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      December 26, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      Thank you Karen and for you as well!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      January 2, 2019 at 11:11 pm

      Thank you Karen! Looking forward to seeing you in 2019!

  • Reply
    Susan
    December 29, 2018 at 11:21 am

    I would love those almond kisses too! Hope you had a joyful Christmas and sincere wishes for a happy and healthy 2019!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      January 2, 2019 at 11:09 pm

      Thank you Susan! All the same to you as well!

  • Reply
    sue | the view from great island
    December 31, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Happy New Year ladies ~ here’s to a delicious 2019!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      January 2, 2019 at 10:59 pm

      Thanks so much Sue!! Happy and Healthy for you as well!

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