Homemade treats are on top of my list as gifts, both on the giving and receiving end. I enjoy giving friends and family mouth watering goodies almost as much as I love eating the ones that appear on my kitchen counters in creative displays of love.
As far as these treats go, peppermint bark is by far my favorite thing, probably because I love peppermint anything. I especially like my homemade version compared to store bought ones mainly because I try to keep mine a bit less sweet by using bittersweet chocolate as a base.
32 oz of bittersweet chocolate chips
32 oz of white chocolate chips
2 cups crushed peppermint candy canes
Place 1 cup of water in your Rice Cooker and set on steam for 10 min.
Place white chocolate chips in a bowl that fits snugly on top of the inner pot to form a double boiler. Stir chocolate until melted. Pour onto a cookie sheet and let cool in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Repeat melting process with bittersweet chocolate chips and spread melted mixture on top of the cooled white layer. Immediately sprinkle crushed candy canes on top and pat down slightly to assure they stick.
Let cool in refrigerator for another 30 minutes or so and break into bite size pieces. Wrap in gift boxes or bags and spread the sweetness.