Add the peppermint candy into a Ziploc bag. Using a small hammer or rolling pin, crush the mints to a course texture. ( do NOT make fine powder)
Pour chocolate chunks in the glass bowl. Add the coconut oil on chocolate chunks. Melt the chocolate using your preferred method. ( 3 easy methods are listed below in notes) Stir in peppermint extract in the melted chocolate.
Pour this melted chocolate mixture onto a parchment paper, and spread it in an even layer using a spatula. ( do it quickly)
Sprinkle the crushed mints evenly onto the top of the layered melted chocolate, using a spatula, gently press down the mints so that it sticks to the chocolate.
Set the baking sheet aside for an hour or until chocolate has completely set.
Lift the set chocolate bark from the parchment paper. Break the chocolate bark into pieces as desired. You can break it randomly or into patterns.
Store it in an air-tight container refrigerated.
Double Broiler Method to melt Chcolate
This is the traditional method of melting chocolate. Bring one inch of water to a simmer in a small pot. Set the heatproof bowl over the mouth of the pot. Add chocolate in the bowl. Stir chocolate as it softens. When you have just a few small unmelted chunks, remove bowl from heat and stir to melt the rest of the chocolate. Use immediately.
Microwave Method to Melt Chocolate :
Put the chocolate chunks in microwave safe bowl. Put the bowl in microwave. Using 30 second intervals, heat the chocolate. After every 30 seconds , take the bowl out and stir the chocolate well. You need about 2-3 minutes to get well melted chocolate. Melted chocolate can burn easily so keep an eye out.
How to Melt Chocolate in Instant Pot
Add 2 cups of water in the inner pot of Instant Pot. Place a trivet in the main insert. Place a bowl on top of the trivet. Add chocolate chunks to the bowl.Turn ON Instant Pot on SAUTE mode (more). Once the water starts to boil, cancel SAUTE and press keep warm. Whisk until all the chocolate has melted, it will take around 4-5 minutes.