These shards of chocolate, created by Bethenny Frankel, have an indulgent feel about them and couldn't be easier to make.Just melt 12 ounces of dark chocolate chips, stir in five crushed candy canes, and a teaspoon of mint extract. Line a pan with wax paper, pour on the mixture, and refrigerate until firm.Try this recipe: Bethenny's Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Andrew McCaul

Dark chocolate chips+
candy canes+
mint extract+
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark

This time of year, with temptation staring you down all the time, only go for the stuff thats really satisfying—itll be easier to stop after a bite or two. My peppermint bark is the perfect indulgence for that very reason.

To make: Melt a 12-ounce bag of dark chocolate chips in a double boiler. Remove from heat, and stir in 5 crushed candy canes and 1 teaspoon mint extract. Line a small sheet pan with wax paper; pour in dark chocolate mixture, and sprinkle 5 more crushed candy canes over the top. Refrigerate until firm, then break into 15 chunks.