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Peppermint Bark Cookies

Four different easy, quick, and fool-proof Christmas treats that the kids can help with! Perfect for gift-giving and enjoying with the family. Peppermint bark cookies, toffee cashew clusters, microwave fudge, and rudolph bites.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas Treats
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 (10 ounce) package cookies
Author Chelsea, inspired by Williams Sonoma
Cost $4.57

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) Grasshopper Cookies
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) high quality white chocolate chips*
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract optional, NOT mint
  • 7 full sized candy canes

Instructions

  • Place the cookies in the fridge just while preparing the chocolate. Crush the candy canes in a blender or food processor to get crumbs. Prepare a large sheet pan by covering it with parchment paper.
  • Pour the chocolate chips into a large microwave safe bowl. Add in the vegetable oil and peppermint extract. (Add extract for an extra peppermint-y treat!) Mix well.
  • Microwave in bursts of 20 second stirring in between each burst for about 10-15 seconds until the chocolate is melted.
  • Patiently and slowly melting the chocolate will ensure you don't burn it. To make it easier, you can separate the white chocolate into 2 batches and only melt one at a time!
  • Remove the cookies from the freezer and place one cookie on a fork over the bowl of melted chocolate. Use a spoon to spoon chocolate over the cookie and fork.
  • Tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate.
  • Transfer the dipped cookie onto the prepared sheet pan.
  • Immediately sprinkle the crushed candy canes over top. Repeat for all the cookies.
  • If desired, dip just half a cookie in the melted chocolate for some fun variety!
  • Let the cookies harden at room temperature.

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Notes

*I recommend Guittard or Ghirardelli for flavor purposes and also because it melts the best and mixes well with the extract. Cheaper white chocolates are more prone to seizing/not melting well.