Today, I am braving the cruel world that is Christmas shopping, welp! If you’re all sorted in that department, or feel like procrastinating, you should have a go with this delightfully easy Peppermint Crunch recipe. I’ll let Talia explain :
“Our Nana Joy always passed around a bowl of After Dinner mints at the end of our family Christmas feast, or any special meal. They’re the perfect bite to finish with. I first made this version for a special dinner for Lani & Dave at the beginning of the year. These have the taste of After Dinner mints – dark choc and peppermint but with the added texture of crushed cookies. They’re super easy and you only need four ingredients.”
- 1 King size block of dark chocolate (I prefer Whittakers 50% cocoa Dark Block)
- 1 King size block of white chocolate
- 1 packet of Oreo cookies
- 2 tsp Peppermint Essence
Remove and discard the white fillings from the Oreos. Crush the cookies. Break the dark choc into small pieces and melt (either in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water or in the microwave in 30sec bursts, stirring in between). Stir the crushed cookies into the melted chocolate. Spread the mixture into a lined tin. Let set in the fridge or freezer.
Melt the white chocolate, then add the 2tsp Peppermint essence a drop or two at a time, stirring constantly. It will start to seize but try to add all the peppermint while keeping the chocolate liquid enough to spread. Spread over the top of the dark choc.
Dip a toothpick into green food colouring and drag through the white choc to create a marbled effect. Cut into squares before the chocolate fully sets.
Serve when hard.