Two peppermint truffle candies provided the inspiration for this who-licious peppermint bark. A year after entering my favorite truffle candy store, I found a sample truffle in my coat pocket. It was dark chocolate, peppermint, and chocolate cookie. I was reluctant to try it, just as I had been the day the sales clerk handed out samples for all the customers to try. I had been disappointed that he wasn’t handing out white chocolate and peppermint truffles. But a year later I decided to try this new-to-me truffle.
I wasn’t expecting this new truffle to be such a perfect little combination of crunch and flavor. The smooth dark chocolate peppermint candy with the unexpected cookie crunch inside was satisfying. I seemed to like this new chocolate truffle as well as the classic white chocolate and peppermint truffle. And that is how this recipe came to be. But the green color…well that is another story.
I am a fan of anything Grinch. It is not so much the grumpy, grouchiness of the Grinch himself, but the imaginative world of Whoville and the fact that the Grinch is green! This recipe depends on food coloring for its green color; however, you can skip the green and leave the top layer white. Either way, this bark has lots of crunchy candy and cookies in every bite!