Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

Put your Food Thoughts Luxury Dark Chocolate Chips in a heat proof bowl and melt it. You can do this either on the stove top over a pan of simmering water or in the microwave using two or three 1 minute bursts, stirring in between. Do the same with the Food Thoughts Luxury White Chocolate Chips. Let both chocolates cool slightly for five minutes or so then add the peppermint essence to the white chocolate. Taste and add more if necessary – some versions are much stronger than others.

Pour the dark chocolate onto the lined tray in a rough rectangle shape. Then drizzle the white chocolate over it in swirls. It doesn’t really matter what it looks like at this point. If it’s blobby or uneven, don’t worry. It will all get evened out and made beautiful in the marbling process.

Use a toothpick or skewer or just the tip of a sharp knife to marble the white chocolate into the dark. Moving side to side in a figure-of-eight motion is a good bet for getting nice even swirls.

Put the candy canes in a plastic bag, reserving one for the centre if you wish, and smash them up with a rolling pin. Sprinkle the minty cane pieces over the chocolate. If you want to put one whole cane in the centre it can look quite cool but it’s up to you. Let it harden (10 minutes in the freezer can help with this) and break into shards.