December 13, 2010

Peppermint Bark Bandit!

peppermint bark bandit!

Some bunny is getting into my Peppermint Bark stash!  Can you really blame him?!?  He’s only had the teeniest nibble of one and he WON’T forget it!  “Minty Candy? Pweease Mama?” is what I’ve been hearing over and over again.

In the past week,  I’ve made two batches of Peppermint Bark for my friends & family. I posted the recipe for them long ago…Go check it out!  Making this candy and sharing it with loved ones has become one of my favorite Christmas traditions. Everyone raves about it; it’s so nice to hear such wonderful compliments! I packaged up a few boxes and shipped them out along with a big honking stack of Christmas cards. I’m glad that I can cross that off the list! Phew.  I think I’ll make a few more batches of the bark closer to Christmas.

So what does it taste like?  Think of a thick white chocolate minty CRUNCH bar with extra crunch (from the peppermint candy canes).  It’s really light too! If you are looking to make a real show stopper, you might wanna hear what my sister-in-law does.  She peels off the bottom sheet of waxed paper when the bark has set and spreads a layer of melted bittersweet chocolate on top. How’s that for rich?!  The dangerous part is that you might not notice that you’ve eaten a whole plateful until it’s too late. You’ve been warned!  Please enjoy responsibily! 😉

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