Okay, so let me tell you what NOT to do... Leave it to me to mess up such a simple recipe! First of all, I decided from the get-go to double the recipe since I'm making this for several neighbors. This was mistake #1. When working with something like chocolate (and especially white chocolate) that hardens quickly after it's melted, it's best to work quickly and in small batches to decrease room for error. I did use the microwave to melt both chocolates and that ended up being fine. However, when I started pouring and spreading the chocolate is when the problems began. Do NOT use the Reynold's foil sheets side by side to line the baking sheet. As soon as I started spreading the first layer the foil sheets were sliding all over the place. Next time I will probably lightly oil the baking sheet (a much smaller one for a batch half the size, mind you. Next, do NOT try to get all sophisticated & buy the Andes peppermint baking chips. They are not the same as regular peppermints! They look like imitation bacon bits (rather than bakin' bits - ha!). To make matters worse, they are expensive! Stick with the cheap, festive candy canes or peppermints (which can be found in the bottom of Granny's purse, next to the butterscotch rounds). Lastly, of course I didn't wait long enough and got the muddy not-so-pretty marbled effect. At this point I gave up and dumped the rest of the peppermint baking chips on top because clearly, the only person stuck with this bark will be Santa on Xmas Eve!
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Okay, so let me tell you what NOT to do... Leave it to me to mess up such a simple recipe! ...