red food coloring (not pictured)
assorted candy canes ( broken ones work perfect) or starlight mints
first, melt the white chocolate.. I use my microwave & melt it in 40 second intervals, stirring after each one. YOu can use the double- boiler method, or my friend, Glenda uses a mini crockpot.. all methods work, just make sure that your bowl is clean 7 DRY before adding chocolate or it will seize up into an unrecoverable globbly mess.
you can melt multiple bags at a time..
when chocolate is all melted, add peppermint extract.... about 1/2 tsp per bag ( be careful, this stuff is strong).. stir well.
pour mixture onto parchment - lined cookie sheet ( or if you ran out of parchment like I did, then use aluminum foil) & spread randomly around. Have fun.... make funky shapes..
Drop random drops of red food coloring over melted chocolate & use the tip of a knife ( or a kebab stick) to swirl the color all throughout he chocolate.... I like to swirl in all different directions.
put all of the candies ( unwrapped) in a heavy zip- lock bag & crush candies with a mallet. Sprinkle candy pieces on top of chocolate ( while still melted)
Allow chocolate to chill... this is where a negative degree day is great.. I just go to my fancy deep-freezer
When fully hardened ( today it took only minutes)
Remove from tray & break into assorted pieces.....
This is so easy & perfect for gifting. I put pieces in clear plastic bags with fancy ribbon and voila!!
when I get around to packaging some, I'll post a picture :)
now to decorate our tree ...