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Peppermint-Pretzel Bark

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

 

Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 20 mins
Yield Makes 12 servings
Make even larger quantities for gifting this easy microwave treat by skipping the jelly-roll pan and covering your counter with parchment. It'll take longer to harden at room temperature, but you can make large batches without pans or the refrigerator.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-oz.) package vanilla candy coating, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Parchment paper
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pretzel sticks
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped peppermint candy canes

How to Make It

  1. Microwave candy coating in a 1-qt. microwave-safe glass bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) 1 minute; stir. Microwave until melted and smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals. Stir in peppermint extract.

  2. Spread half of melted candy coating about 1/8 inch thick in a parchment paper-lined jelly-roll pan. Sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped pretzels and 1/3 cup chopped candy canes over melted candy coating, and press into coating. Repeat procedure with remaining ingredients on another parchment paper-lined jelly-roll pan. Chill 5 minutes or until cool and firm. Break into pieces.

  3. Note: We tested with Log House Candiquik Vanilla Candy Coating and Nielsen-Massey Pure Peppermint Extract.