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I used 1 lb regular choc. chips and 1 lb white, and mixed half the extract with each (actually, I forgot to mix the extract in the white, but you can't tell.) I layered the chocolate on the bottom and then mixed the candy cames with the white and layered on top. I reserved some candy canes to decorate the top. UPDATE- Made this again this year using Wilton's white chocolate and dark chocolate candy melts. I first did it with regular chips, but the white and the dark layers separated when I broke them apart and the dark layer got all cloudy. The Wilton is expensive, but it's beautiful (see photo!) I now reserve almost the entire amount of candy canes for the top; what I did this time is put them through a mesh strainer so all the really tiny pieces came out. I mixed the really tiny pieces in with the chocolate and scattered the rest on top.

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SashasMommy November 29, 2010

Made this last night to put in small packages for my neighbors for a holiday gift. It turned out wonderful. I used the "Guittard" chips as recommended (they were on sale!!) and they melted really well. I think that next time I will reserve some of the crushed candy canes for the end and sprinkle them over the spreaded chocolate to make them a bit more noticeable. Other than that, I wouldn't change a thing.

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Lubie December 11, 2002

These were phenomenal! I included them in my Christmas cookie packages last Christmas and all my friends and family loved them (my professors even asked for the recipe for this one!!!!) These are also really easy to make, and I just used the generic white chocolate chips and didn't have any problems with them melting smoothly. They also keep well!!! Try it!!

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spatchcock June 23, 2002

Just made this for my Christmas gift baskets and it's fabulous. We could tell it was fabulous even when we pouring it onto the aluminum foil -- my husband was sneaking tastes and thought it was great. I think I pulverized the candy canes a bit too much -- next time I make it, I'll leave more smallish pieces for a little more "crunch."

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Karen W. Johnson November 23, 2002

Excellent! I like to make mine with a layer of bittersweet or dark chocolate on the bottom. Just let the brown chocolate cool in the fridge while you're melting the white chocolate and layer that on top.

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rmartin6107 December 06, 2009

These were very good! I made with a chocolate layer on the bottom and sprinkled some good-sized candy cane chunks on top. Two tips: Don't use Nestle's white chocolate chips, they wanted to disintegrate into powder instead. I added a little heavy cream and that pulled it together. (2) Don't serve on a freshly washed and dried platter. This should have been obvious to me, but since the platter was still warm, the bottoms melted!

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puppitypup October 29, 2011

Every store I went to last night was out of Ghiradelli's peppermint bark, which my husband asked for specifically. So, I picked up a bar of fine white chocolate and a box of candy canes, to make my own! I did scale this way down, and I added a layer of melted bittersweet chocolate (with peppermint extract added) to add to the experience. Raves all around. I'll come back to this again and again!

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ceruleanseven December 22, 2009

I made this for my daughter's birthday treat for her class....this is so unbelievably easy and so unbelievably good! I like using the candy canes with the green and red stripes to make them even more festive!

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Cook4_6 December 12, 2009

I made this to put on the Christmas cookie trays and stored it in a ziplock in the fridge. My family apparently loves it and I'll have to make another batch for the trays. I used one bag of semi-sweet chips and one bag of white chips. Added 3/4 tsp peppermint extract to the white and none to the cocolate. Layered chocolate on bottom and white on top and sprinkled about 6 crushed candycanes over the white. It was delicious and gorgeous. Wasn't overly pepperminty but was enough to taste. I'm not a big fan of peppermint but this was great!

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Sandy in Oklahoma December 10, 2006

Yum yum yum! One of my friends gave this out for Christmas gifts and it's great. I love the flavor of the peppermint with the white chocolate (as oppossed to the regular chocolate it is often paired with) and the crunch. Also, if you buy discounted candycanes after christmas this is still great to have around.

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Roosie December 22, 2002
Peppermint Candy Cane Bark