This super-easy Christmas treat uses just two ingredients: candy coating and either crushed candy canes or crushed round peppermint candies.
Line a cookie sheet with some waxed paper and set aside.
In a large microwave-safe bowl, place candy coating. Heat, uncovered, on 100 percent power (high) for 4 to 6 minutes, stirring every minute until soft enough to stir smooth. (Or, in a large saucepan, heat candy coating over low heat until melted, stirring constantly.)
Stir in peppermint candy (if you like, reserve 1/4 cup to sprinkle on top). Spread onto cookie sheet. Cool; break into pieces. Makes 1 pound (16 pieces).