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.
1 (16-oz.) package vanilla candy coating, chopped
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 cup coarsely chopped pretzel sticks
2/3 cup coarsely chopped peppermint candy canes
How to Make It
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.
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.
Note: We tested with Log House Candiquik Vanilla Candy Coating and Nielsen-Massey Pure Peppermint Extract.
I've made this recipe three times since I saw it in the magazine last week. The sweet/salty combination is irresistible. It's delicious and very addictive! Everyone who tries it loves it. I'll be making this candy for years to come.
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