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!
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.
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!