Peppermint Bark

Peppermint desserts are kind of required around the holidays, right?  Well, I’ve always been kind of a rules follower, so here’s my version of the classic Christmas candy!  Super simple and really delicious.

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 T butter
  • ¾ cup peppermints or candy canes (I didn’t have candy canes, so for this one, peppermints it is!)
  • 3 ½ cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 t peppermint extract

Directions

No oven needed for this one (ok, maybe the microwave)

Melt together the semi-sweet chocolate chips and the butter – here’s where the microwave comes in handy.

Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread the chocolate onto the sheet, almost to the edges.  Take the sheet and put it in the fridge for about a half hour to cool and harden.IMG_2213

While the chocolate is cooling, take your candies, put them in a zippered plastic bag and whack the hell out of them with a hammer to crush them.  Especially around the holidays it’s a fun, constructive way to get out a little aggression.  Set this aside.IMG_2215

Next, melt the white chocolate chips (microwave again).  Stir in the peppermint extract and spread the melted white chocolate over the hardened semi-sweet.

 

While the white chocolate is still hot, sprinkle the crushed candy over it and place the cookie sheet back into the fridge for another half hour or so.

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Once everything is hardened, break the candy into pieces, serve and enjoy!

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