2 cups White Chocolate Chips
24 hard peppermint candies, unwrapped
Microwave chips in medium, microwave-safe bowl on medium-high (70%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
Place peppermint candies in heavy-duty plastic bag. Crush candies using rolling pin or other heavy object. While holding strainer over melted morsels, pour crushed candy into strainer. Shake to release all small candy pieces; reserve larger candy pieces. Stir chips-peppermint mixture.
Spread mixture to desired thickness on waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with reserved candy pieces; press in lightly. Let stand for about 1 hour or until firm. Break into pieces. Store in airtight container at room temperature.
Makes about 1 pound.
Date: December 10, 2003