makes about2 dozen 1 1/2-inch crisps
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1 1/22 teaspoons peppermint extract, divided
4 oz dark chocolate, chopped
4 oz milk chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut (I use Bob's Red Mill)
Line a baking sheet with a sheet of parchment paper.
Place sugar and water in a medium saucepan and stir to combine. Over medium heat dissolve the sugar. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook without stirring until the mixture turns a light caramel color, about 7-9 minutes. Halfway through, wipe the sides of the pan down with a damp pastry brush to remove and crystallization. Remove from the heat and add 1 teaspoon of the peppermint extract. Swirl the pan to distribute the extract.
Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and set aside for 15 minutes or until completely hardened and cooled. Break the hardened peppermint sugar into shards and place in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse to break up the large pieces, then process until it resembles fine sand.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place the chocolates in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and stir.If not melted, return to the microwave and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Stir and repeat if necessary until the chocolate is completely melted. Once, melted, stir in the coconut, remaining peppermint extract and the processed peppermint sugar. Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Using an offset spatula, spread the chocolate into a 10x8-inch rectangle, about 1/4-inch thick.
Holding the parchment to the baking sheet, gently rap the baking sheet on the counter to even the surface.
Place the baking sheet into the refrigerator to harden the chocolate, about 1 hour.
Remove from the refrigerator and let rest for 5 minutes. Using a 1 1/2-inch circle cutter, cut out as many
rounds as you can. Reserve the scraps for nibbling or fold into your favorite ice cream. Store in an airtight
container in a cool location or in the refrigerator for a cool peppermint taste. Enjoy!
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