Peppermint Bark

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These are borderline too easy. Seriously, it's dumb how easy they are. This recipe is awesome because you can make it ahead of time. I made these the week before Christmas to space out my holiday chores and they're totally fine. Unlike cookies, these won't get stale quickly! 

INGRDEDIENTS: 

4 bars of high quality white chocolate  

2 bars of high quality semi-sweet chocolate  

1 t peppermint extract  

3 candy canes (or other peppermint hard candy)

DIRECTIONS: 

Lay parchment paper on a baking sheet.

Break the semi-sweet chocolate bar into smaller pieces and place it in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds, or until there are no chunks of chocolate left. Stir every 30 seconds throughout this process. 

Pour the chocolate onto the parchment paper and spread it around with a rubber spatula until it is a thin, even layer.  

Place the candy canes in a plastic bag and hit the bag against the counter to break up the pieces. You can also use a meat pounder.  

Break the white chocolate bar into smaller pieces and place it in a microwave safe bowl. Add the peppermint oil. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds, or until there are no chunks of chocolate left. Stir every 30 seconds throughout this process.

Pour the white chocolate ontop of the chocolate layer and spread it around with a rubber spatula. 

Before the white chocolate hardens, sprinkle it with the broken candy cane chunks.  

Transfer the baking sheet to the refrigerator and let it stand in there for at least 45 minutes. Use a butter knife to stab random spots and turn the one sheet into the broken "bark" pieces.