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This is probably a silly question but I want to try making my own peppermint bark. How do you melt the chocolate and then what do you put it in? I've never done anything like this before...any advice would be helpful. Thanks!
 

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I make a doube boiler by putting water in a pan, and my chocolate in a bowl that fits enough into the pan to sit on top. The boiling water underneath creates enough heat to melt the chocolate, but does not burn it or dry it out. Peppermint bark sounds good; I would be interested in your recipe, if you are willing to share.
 

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If the chocolate is in small pieces, you can melt it in the microwave. Do it for a minute or less at first, stir. Then heat in 30 second intervals until it's all melted.
 

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I don't have a recipe - I was just trying it. I melted white chocolate and put it in a pie pan covered with wax paper and then drizzed melted dark chocolate over it and then peppermint pieces on top of that. It was good, but next time I am going to make the white chocolate layer thinner and put a tiny bit of peppermint oil in the white chocolate. It still tastes good though!
 

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I also melt chocolate in the microwave - just experiment a little to get the timing right. I actually melt it in a glass measuring cup so when it's done it's easy to pour!
 
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