Happy first day of December!! Can you even believe 2016 is almost over?!
Throughout the entire month of December, I am going to be sharing a series of sweet treats with some spirited cocktails thrown in the mix. To kick things off, I’m sharing this really easy Salted Pretzel Peppermint Bark recipe. Peppermint bark has become a staple at my house during the Holiday season, and usually I just pick up a tin from Williams-Sonoma. This year, I thought I’d try making it at home, and I was pleasantly surprised at the simplicity of the whole process. You start by melting a mix of bittersweet and semisweet chocolate in the microwave. The melted chocolate is then smoothed out on a sheet of parchment paper and topped with mini salted pretzels (my own personal twist). Next, you melt white chocolate in the micro and stir in peppermint extract. The white chocolate gets drizzled enthusiastically on top, and the bark is then finished with bits of crushed up candy cane. With each bite you’ll get a hit of sweet peppermint paired with the crunch of salted pretzels. The smooth, richness of the dark chocolate comes in at the end. This Salted Pretzel Peppermint Bark would be a festive addition to any Holiday party, and it’s also a perfect homemade gift. Continue reading for the recipe.