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Monday, December 22, 2008

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i succumbed. i could not resist. i made peppermint bark. and i have no thoughtful or heartfelt words to describe them. i'd never had them before and really, since making them, i have not tasted them (the hard peppermint hurts my teeth). my roommate and her boyfriend have assured to me that they're good. so good that i finally had to tell Sharan to stop eatting my bark because i wasn't a xmas shop and there wouldn't be any left to give out as gifts. not that i really minded, i had already decided to make up another batch.

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different recipes have popped up as of late for these holiday treats. it was very confusing on which to try so i basically combined a few tips from here and there. first layer, dark semi-sweet chocolate, melted on a cookie sheet. set aside to cool completely.

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meanwhile, melt some white chocolate in a double boiler. i had processed a dozen candy canes and any of the powder left over, i sifted into the white chocolate, stirring gently as to not turn it pink. working quickly and making sure the white chocolate wasn't too hot, spread over the dark chocolate.

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sprinkle the rest of the crushed peppermint over the white chocolate, pressing down gently. ignore til either the roommate starts pawing at it or til it sets. i cut them into small pieces, or you can just break them up.

they look fancy and all but they were a cinch to make.

today's soundtrack: Tears for Fears, Head over Heels

9 comments:

  1. I heart how festive the peppermints make this bark look for the holidays!

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  2. These look lovely! I made peppermint bark this weekend, too, and everyone raved. :) Great festive treat--definitely a tradition to keep.

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  3. Yours looks wonderfully delish!!!
    Thanks for the shout out!!

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  4. Oh, how I love this stuff. It's so fun and easy to make. Yours looks fantastic! Hooray for chocolate and peppermint :)

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  5. That looks so so yummy. I am adding that to my cookie tray for a new years eve lunch with family and friends. Thanks for posting!he

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  6. ooh, so yummy-looking! i saw this on shannalee's blog too and am very envious of both of you and your holiday guests who will be enjoying that tastiness.

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  7. buu - it surprisingly was very festive AND so easy to make.

    shannalee - i was FLOORED by how popular it was! something to simple caused such a commotion with jab's family!

    leslie - thanks for posting your recipe!

    megan - thank you!

    ginger - it is really so easy to make, and so quick too. i hope you have great fun at your nye lunch!

    elizabeth - if only i could be certain they travelled well, i'd send them to you for you to enjoy. instead, take my word for it, it is sooooo EASY to create and very fast. i promise it's worth it for you to make it too. :)

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  8. ooh, so yummy-looking! i saw this on shannalee's blog too and am very envious of both of you and your holiday guests who will be enjoying that tastiness.

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  9. That looks so so yummy. I am adding that to my cookie tray for a new years eve lunch with family and friends. Thanks for posting!he

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