My hubby and I LOVET to make these. Melting the chocolate is so simple I wish I had known this trick years ago <3
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3 or 4 3 oz. bars- roughly chopped
1 tablespoon of oil (coconut or vegetable)
1 teaspoon peppermint extract (you can sub out vanilla if not going the peppermint route)
1 cup of chopped crushed peppermint (mints or candy canes work)
Roughly chop the chocolate. Place a pot of about 1 cup of water and place a bowl over the top –once the water is boiling. Turn the heat to low. Add the chocolate and start stirring. The chocolate will melt slowly. Once melted, add your oil and then extract. Turn the heat off and keep stirring once melted.
Place a Silpat baking liner on a cookie sheet and pour the chocolate out in the center of the baking sheet. Using a spoon – spread the chocolate out to about 1/8 inch thick. Then top with your crushed peppermint pieces.