These chocolates are perfect for a dinner party or for Christmas presents. They taste exactly like the ones you can buy. One of the best bits (for me anyway!) is decorating the package you put them in.
You will need:
A bar of good quality dark chocolate
Very slowly (in 15 second bursts) melt the chocolate in the microwave until it is three quarters melted. Melt the rest by stirring until the remaining lumps. This helps keep your chocolate shiny and dark. Stir in enough sugar to add a good crunch and a few drops of peppermint oil to taste. You don't need much at all.
Spread the mixture out onto baking parchment or onto plastic - the plastic wallets you put in ringbinders is perfect for this. You can spread it as thick as you like depending on if you like your mints chunky or wafer thin. If you want neat shapes, cut the chocolate as it is nearly dry. If you like a more random look (or like me, you forgot to cut it up while it was dry) leave it in the fridge before cutting.
Wrap in cellophane bags with ribbon or in pretty boxes
I think this is best served from the fridge.