So, the holiday pressure is on and your head is about to explode. Your calendar reminder tells you that the cookie exchange is ... tomorrow night. OMG! Well, don't worry. Here's a no-bake recipe to save the day!
8 oz. of dark chocolate morsels or squares, melted
1/2 t. of vegetable shortening (this adds a little shine to the chocolate)
1/2 t. of peppermint extract (I like the McNess brand)
1 sleeve of Ritz crackers
2 or 3 candy canes, crushed to little pieces
Mix chocolate, shortening and peppermint.
Carefully dip the crackers, coating both sides and scraping off extra chocolate, and place on parchment or wax paper to harden.
Sprinkle candy cane bits on top.
Stick in the fridge for about 30 minutes to get nice and firm.
Take to your cookie exchange and pat yourself on the back for your cleverness!