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What can I make with 2 pans of leftover (messed-up) peppermint bark?

gentastic Dec 5, 2010 10:02 AM

My last batch of peppermint bark didn't turn out so well appearance wise, mostly due to me trying (and evidently failing) to learn how to temper chocolate. The dark layer didn't stick to the white, the candies got all mushed in the white.....but it still tastes great! Is there any way I can use these two gallon size ziploc bags of separated bark pieces to make anything? Maybe putting it in the food processor and using it for a coating for something, or some kind of cookie? I am making boxes of assorted candy for gifts and I hope I can find a way to reuse it.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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    Miri1 RE: gentastic Dec 5, 2010 10:10 AM

    Chop it up and make peppermint chip cookies.
    Use some on a trifle
    Coarsely grind and combine with ground cookies.cake or brownies scraps (also ground up) mix with a little jam and some booze, miz in the ground peppermint bark and then form in balls. Then dip in melted chocolate. Presto. Mint truffles, Miri Style lol. They're yummy.
    Chop and mix into softened ice cream.

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      gentastic RE: Miri1 Dec 5, 2010 10:17 AM

      The brownie truffles sound awesome. And if that gets too complicated (i'm just starting out with candy making), brownies with the crushed up bark on top would be good also. I never thought of that. Thanks!

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        Miri1 RE: gentastic Dec 5, 2010 10:21 AM

        Yes, anything with brownies is awesome! Have fun!

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      pamd RE: gentastic Dec 5, 2010 11:12 AM

      coat oreo truffles, mixed in a trifle, re-melt & add pretzels then break into pieces
      also, would be great as an ice cream topping

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        HillJ RE: gentastic Dec 5, 2010 01:48 PM

        Crushed and sprinkled over a frosted cake.

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          4Snisl RE: gentastic Dec 5, 2010 03:26 PM

          Along the brownie line, just press into the top of brownie batter before baking.

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            cheesymama RE: gentastic Dec 5, 2010 03:39 PM

            Crush it up, put it small girt bags and call it a topping for ice cream. Or try mixing some into a shortbread recipe.

            1. gentastic RE: gentastic Dec 5, 2010 04:21 PM

              Coating pretzels is a fantastic idea as well! I've never had or made the coated oreos, but people seem to really like them. Thanks for all the great ideas!

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                jenscats5 RE: gentastic Dec 5, 2010 05:32 PM

                I make chocolate-coated Oreos a few times for Christmas & it's one of the most popular items! I found Candy-cane Oreos and people love them! So maybe dipped Oreos with the red filling and then top with the crushed bark....

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                HillJ RE: gentastic Dec 6, 2010 12:08 PM

                don't these chocolate peppermint bark cookies look delicious!

                1. Cherylptw RE: gentastic Dec 6, 2010 05:44 PM

                  I have some pink & white mint baking chips that I'll be rolling some chocolate whoopie pies in this weekend for a church dinner...you can do much the same with your bark. Also melt it down and use as a ganache to drizzle over a layer or log roll cake (busche de noel), add to the top of a brownie pie (Ina Garten makes a good brownie pie) or melt it and re-pour into a baking sheet and add crumbled chocolate cookies (without the cream), pistachios and chopped up candied orange slices....allow to set and break into pieces.

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