4 ounces finely chopped hard peppermint candy
8 ounces white chocolate morsels
1 drop peppermint extract
2 ziptop bags
hammer or rolling pin + hard surface
small cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
Step 1: Gather 4 ounces of hard peppermint candy, preferably ones that contain real peppermint oil.
Step 2: Place peppermint candy inside one ziptop bag; close, then place inside another ziptop bag, and close. Use a hard surface and hammer or rolling pin for breaking the candy into very small pieces.
Step 3: Measure out 8 ounces of white chocolate morsels. Most bags nowadays weigh less than 16 ounces, which is why I chose an even half pound to start with. The remaining morsels can be used in cookies, or for snacking!
Step 4: Prepare double boiler by boiling water in bottom pot. I used a tempered glass bowl set in the top of my glass saucepan. Add the white chocolate morsels. As they melt, stir with a silicone spatula until smooth.
Step 5: Add one drop of peppermint extract, then the chopped peppermint candy. Stir until well combined.
Step 6: Pour mixture onto small cookie sheet that is lined with parchment paper. Spread thinly, but not so much that you can see the parchment paper through the mixture.
Step 7: Place cookie sheet in freezer, until mixture sets. Remove bark from freezer, break into pieces, and place in lidded container. Store in refrigerator.
Step 8: Enjoy!