I am obsessed with peppermint bark. It's so creamy and indulgent and heralds the start of the holiday baking season. If you need a last minute (sweet) appetizer or dessert for your holiday dinner this weekend, look no further. This is delicious and simple. The monkey that taught me to sew gave me this recipe.
Also, since you're already melting the chocolate, why not make some chocolate covered graham crackers? I made these for Jack's preschool teachers as a Christmas present/thanks for putting up with my crazy punk.
My homemade graham cracker recipe is here. I've recently discovered Bob's Red Mill Graham flour, and use some of that with normal whole wheat pastry flour when making these. I leave out the wheat germ.
In a double boiler over lowish heat, melt dark or semi sweet chocolate. I used the big 1 pound bar from Trader Joes.