Sweeten your time in the kitchen with the kids by making candy and a few Christmas gifts. You need only a couple of ingredients — two pounds of your favorite chocolate (white, milk or semisweet) and one cup of crushed candy canes to make this simple recipe.
While your lil one pounds the peppermint sticks into small pieces in a Ziploc bag, melt the chocolate in a double boiler or the microwave. Then, combine the ingredients and spread the mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for one hour. Once it has set, crack the slab into pieces.
To gift, have your lil helper place the bark in cellophane bags and tie with a decorative ribbon.