Foodie Friday- Peppermint Bark

Who knew that making your own peppermint bark could be so easy?!?! You pay a premium price for a tiny bit of it in the store!  For the same price and about 20 minutes you can make a whole tray of it at home.

You will need 1 bag chocolate chips, I used dark chocolate.
1 bag of white chocolate chips
Candy canes or peppermints
1 tsp Peppermint Extract

 In a microwave safe bowl melt your chocolate chips.  I usually put them in for 45 seconds, stir them then keep putting them back in for 30 second intervals until melted and smooth.
Spread on a parchment lined pan and stick in the fridge for 10 minutes

While the chocolate is getting hard in the fridge use a food processor to chop up the peppermints into bits.  If you don't have a food processor you can stick them in a back and go over them with a rolling pin.

Next follow the same steps listed above to melt the white chocolate chips and stir in 1 tsp peppermint extract when it's melted and smooth.
Spread the white chocolate over the refrigerated dark chocolate.  Don't worry if it gets a little melty and the two mix.  Still tastes good in the end.  Sprinkle with the chopped peppermint for garnish and gently press them into the melted chocolate.
Stick the pan back in the fridge to get hard then break into pieces to share.

Super easy and a perfect hostess  or neighbor gift! 

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