Since this was one of my most popular posts last holiday season, I am posting it again this year for those who missed it.
It is easy to make some candy treats to give away for the holidays. To make some MINT BARK all you need is the following: peppermint or spearmint hard candies, white, milk or dark chocolate morsels.
1. Unwrap the mints and place them in a Ziploc bag. seal and crush with a rolling pin or hammer until small chunks remain. DON”T pulverize them unless you want peppermint dust!
2. Melt the morsels in a microwave safe bowl for 1-2 minutes or until the chocolate is spreadable.
3. Spread waxed paper on a cookie sheet. Pour the chocolate onto the waxed paper. Sprinkle the melted chocolate with the crushed peppermint. Let it harden in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
4. As you peel off the waxed paper, break the bark into small chunks. Place in bags or containers to give as gifts.
You can also substitute chopped nuts, raisins, or dried cranberries and cherries for the mint pieces. Happy Holidays!