Need something fun and festive to do while waiting for Santa? Peppermint bark is super easy, even small children can do it. And you probably have everything you need already. Who doesn’t have a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips hanging out in the cupboard? or candy canes coming out of your ears?
You can make as much or as little as you like. Just melt some of the chocolate chips in the microwave, 30 seconds at a time until smooth and melted (small children should not do this part). Crush a few candy canes, use a hammer if you like (small children can and will gleefully do this part).
Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Pour the melted chocolate onto the baking tray and spread out to your desired thickness with a spatula. Sprinkle with the crushed candy canes and gently press down.
Refrigerate or freeze for at least 1 hour until the chocolate has completely hardened. Break into pieces.
Don’t be sad, the peppermint bark is suppose to be broken into pieces. It makes it easier to share. Store any extra in an airtight container in the fridge. Happy Holidays!