Peppermint Bark is one of our family traditions; others include lots of Santa's on the tree,
a hidden pickle ornament, French Horns for Becki, Peppermint Sticks
and tinsel put on at the last minute by Frank.
Warning this sweet little treat is addictive, one batch will never make it through the day. It is simple to make and is a wonderful and welcome gift for friends and family alike. It is a must around our house during the holidays and I always make enough to take to friends or our family Christmas.
Recipe makes 1 pound of candy.
2 cups (12 ounce package) White Chocolate Chips
24 hard peppermint candies
Line baking sheet with wax paper.
Microwave chips in a medium sized microwave safe bowl on 70 percent power for 1 minute. Stir. If needed heat an additional 10 to 15 seconds, stirring just until the chips are melted.
Put unwrapped peppermint candies in a food storage bag and seal. Crush candies by using a rolling pin or other heavy object, leaving some pieces a little larger for topping.
Using a strainer, pour candies through it onto the melted chocolate. Shake to release all the small bits. Reserve larger pieces.
Stir chocolate and peppermint mixture.
Spread mixture to desired thickness onto prepared baking sheet and then sprinkle with large pieces of candy. Press lightly.
Let stand until firm. Break into pieces and store in airtight container at room temperature.