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.

 

 

A plate filled with edible dark chocolate barks by 2sistersrecipes.com
 
 

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.

 

 A photo of dark chocolate barks covered with mixed nuts and raisins. by 2sistersrecipes.com
 
 

 

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 ounces) Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate morsels (60% cacao), divided

  • 1 (12 ounces) 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:

1.  First, carefully crush the candies while still wrapped.   Unwrap the candies and set them aside.

 

 

2.  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.  Turn off the heat.  Gently stir with a spatula to melt chocolate.  Remove from stove.

 

 

 
 

3.  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 the back of the spoon, into a mini pancake size.  Continue until chocolate is completed.

 

 

 
 
 

4.  Place into the freezer to harden, about 20 minutes.

5.  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 the 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.

 

 

 
 

6.  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

 

For Dark Chocolate Almond Kisses:

1.  Repeat and melt the remaining bittersweet chocolate, about 1 cup.
2.  Drop very small amounts (about 1/2 teaspoon) onto parchment paper.  

3.  Place one almond on top of each and gently press down to set it into the chocolate.  Chill and store in an air-tight container.

Yields:  50 to 53 almond kisses

 
 
 
 

Peppermint Bark and Dark Chocolate Almond Kisses

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!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (10 ounces) Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate morsels (60% cacao), divided
  • 1 (12 ounces) white morsel chips
  • 6 to 8 peppermint candies, crushed
  • 3/4 cup natural almonds
  • optional: 1/4 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 them 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 the back of the spoon, into a mini pancake size. Continue until chocolate is completed.
    5. Place into the 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 the 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 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 an air-tight container.
    3. Yields: 50 to 53 almond kisses

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    1. 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!