1/2 cup water
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 tsp. peppermint extract
1/4 cup crushed candy canes
7 oz. dark, milk, or white chocolate
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or aluminium foil. Heat water and sugar in small saucepan. Boil for 2 minutes without stirring. Stir in peppermint extract and crushed candy canes. It's okay if some of the candy canes start to melt. Pour hot syrup on to cookie sheet. Let stand until cooled and set, then crush in a blender. Melt chocolate in a bain marie or in a microwave. Stir in the crushed mint candy and mix well. Pour the melted chocolate on to the parchment-lined cookie sheet. Let set, then cut in to sticks. Enjoy!
Baking is a great and fun way to pass time! It is a science and art that requires patience. Creating a recipe is actually quite difficult, with many failures along the way!