Peppermint Candy Gift Idea

Peppermint CandyThe holidays are here! While you’re doing some last minute gift wrapping and decorating, consider DIY options for decor and gifts. Evette Rios, Rachael Ray Buddy on eHow Food, and contributor for The Chew, shares how to make Peppermint Candy

White Chocolate-Peppermint Candy
This candy is  easy to make (it only has two ingredients!), but it looks festive and impressive.

  1. First, put some peppermint candies in a plastic bag and smash them with the back of a spoon. Then, lay a piece of parchment paper over a cookie sheet. Next, in a double boiler, melt a bag of white chocolate chips. I use a metal bowl over a small pot of simmering water as my double boiler, but feel free to use a proper one if you have it. Stir the chips as their melting. Once they are all melted, remove the chocolate from the double boiler and stir until smooth.
  2. Spread the chocolate on the parchment paper with a rubber spatula until it’s about 1/4″ thick. Sprinkle the peppermint candy over the chocolate. Let cool for 2 hours.
  3. Break the candy into pieces (I got mine started with a pastry cutter) and pack into gift wrap. I used some clear cellophane and ribbon, a cupcake paper and a Mason jar with an ornament attached. Be creative with your packaging. Everyone will love this sweet, homemade gift.

 

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