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How to Make Peppermint Bark

• Cover an 11×13 pan or a baking sheet with waxed paper. 

• Melt white chocolate chips in microwave, heating for 30 seconds then stirring, repeat until smooth and completely melted. You can melt the chocolate with a double boiler if you prefer.

• Once the chocolate is melted stir in 1 teaspoon peppermint extract and 1 teaspoons oil and mix well.

• Pour the melted chocolate onto the waxed paper and spread to 1⁄8” to a 1⁄4 “ thickness. 

• Place pan in freezer for 15 minutes to let it harden, if chocolate is not thoroughly hardened leave in freezer for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.

• Heat the milk chocolate chips in microwave using the same method­ 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each. Add remaining teaspoon peppermint extract and 1 teaspoons oil.

• Spread the milk chocolate quickly over the white chocolate layer and then top with the crushed peppermint.

• Place the tray back in freezer for 20­ – 25 minutes. 
Remove the tray from the freezer and break the peppermint bark into smaller pieces.

Peppermint Bark Ingredients

• 2 cups white chocolate chips

• 2 cups milk or dark chocolate chips

• 2 teaspoons peppermint extract

• 1⁄2 cup crushed peppermints

• 2 teaspoons vegetable oil or coconut oil